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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Cardmaking 101, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 7 comments

Favorite patriotic tutorials

Hey everyone – it’s Sandy here, and I thought it might be fun to provide a little inspiration to launch us into patriotic summertime! We have a couple patriotic holidays coming up – Memorial Day (and our BLOGHOP! Go sign up!)…so I sought out some of our patriotic and summery tutorials to get you started! Remember that OWH doesn’t need cards that say Happy 4th of July on them, but swap the sentiment out for a Missing You or Thinking of You – and it’ll be dandy! Let’s get started…click on an image to go to the tutorial for that card:



Ciara’s Flag Day Makeover


Make a flag with ribbon (VIDEO)

Patriotic Pinwheel

BONUS tutorial!

As I was searching for one particular card – since I wanted to make it again myself – I realized it never made it over here to the OWH blog – it’s been hiding away on mine all this time! So here’s a repost:


I saw a card in an LSS that I had to CASE right away, I just loved it. Now, I didn’t have the card sample in front of me, and I didn’t have the punch they used, so I made a bit of alteration to it for mine. Here’s a sketch I createdfor it:

Note that the strips overlap each other; and depending on what the depth of the border punch is, you may need to adjust the 1.25″ width of them. When assembling, the first strip to put on is a red one, then layer every other one on top. You also might change the blue box depending on the stars you’ll use in the corner.

I made card kits for a cardmaking party….knowing lots of folks would struggle with a border punch, I


Got more patriotic tutorials?

I hope these tutorials help you with some ideas for patriotic cards – either for our heroes to use, or for you to write AnyHero mail! Have you seen some great ones out there? Drop a link in the comments below, and we’ll add them to our collection here. Thanks!!


  1. I love the layers and great layout for the flag card. That is so clever and with the different die cuts used I am sure anyone who has a die or punch could do it. Cool idea indeed!

  2. Wow! These are all awesome! Gonna get out the red, white and blue stock today! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Great idea, Sandy! I have the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge that I could use for this themed card.

  4. Such super cute cards Sandy!

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