Courage by Crystal Cleveland


Here's a pretty straight forward card for either the fourth of July or to thank a vet with.

materials needed:

1 sheet of  white card stock 8.5 x 11"

1 piece of navy blue card stock  4'' x 5.25"

1 piece of real red card stock 4"X 5"

white gel pen

black gel pen

black memento ink

maymaymadeit stamp sets:

Stitched Shapes

Define Emotions

embossing folder optional

star dies 

foam squares

Cut the white card stock 5.5" x 8.5 score at 4.25" (you should have 2 pieces)

Take 1 piece of white card stock and cut it down to 3.75"x 5" measure and mark 1" on the 3.75" side and measure and mark 2" on the 5" side and cut at an angle connecting these marks. Run through an embossing folder. 

Take the piece of navy card stock and trace the white card stock that you just embossed on it leaving a 1/4" border all around it.  Cut it out. NOW TO SAVE PAPER DO THIS BEFORE YOU GLUE THE BLUE ON THE WHITE CARD STOCK. Cut out 3 stars in the middle of the card stock making sure you leave a 1/4"  or larger border. Now glue the white embossed piece to the blue card stock, don't worry the holes won't show, no one will know unless you tell them. You may need to use the access blue paper to cut out one of the stars. Also cut 1"X 3" strip from the blue card stock cutting out V shapes on the ends to make 2 small banners.

Glue the blue and white piece to the card.

Red card stock cut out 2 -1" strips space them evenly across the left corner of the card leaving a white stripe in between. Glue in place and then cut off the access. Stamp the oval stitched shape from the stitched shapes stamp set on red card stock, then stamp courage from the define emotion stamp set in the middle of the oval. fussy cut it out, add the 2 small blue banners to one end. Add white stitches to the banner, set aside.

Add white stitches around the blue stars with the white gel pen  and add a small white star to the center. Add 3 foam squares to the back of each star. Center the 3 stars on the edge of the white embossed card stock . See the photo.

Add the courage sentiment to the top right of the card with foam squares.

Add black stitches on the stripes.   






4 of julyCrystal clevelandDefine emotionsStitched shapes

1 comment



This is a gorgeous, exciting card! I love it! I love the stars & stripes!

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