June 2, 2011

Paying it Forward: Patriotic Star

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This had to be one of the most rewarding projects I have made in a long time.  Scrapbook Etc is hosting a blog hop to pay it forward and thank those that have served our great country.  I wanted to make a card that would also be a keepsake for a soldier serving overseas and decided on a  3D Patriotic Star that a soldier could hang in his barracks.

I loved the inspirational cards on the Scrapbook Etc Hop, especially those dimentional stars which I used as inspiration to create my 3D Patriotic Star.  I kept one side of my card blank to write a little note of appreciation and then decided to personalize the card with a picture of our family.


  • Spellbinders S4-092 Stars Five
  • JustRite Stampers/Spellbinders Custom Nested Frames Die Template
  • Flourishes Tag Lines Stamp Set
  • Best Creation Glitter Paper
  • Scor-Pal
  • Adhesive Spray
  • Cardstock (blue and white)
  • Twine
  • Buttons


1. Cut 4 large stars from blue cardstock using the largest star die template.  Cut 4 medium stars from white cardstock. Cut 3 small stars from red patterned paper.  Adhere the polka dot star to the white star and then to the blue star. Repeat all starts are completed.  One star will have a blank white star to add journaling and a picture.
2. Score a line down the center of each star and fold along the scored line to form a crease.
3. Spray adhesive on the back of each star and adhere one folded side to the next star's folded side.  Before adhering the final star, rest a looped piece of twine in the center which will become the hanger.
4. Finish by stamping a thank you tag cut with a Nested Frame die and embellishing with buttons.

{Scrapbooks Etc. Craft It Forward Blog Hop}

Join in the fun and festivities during the Scrapbooks Etc. Craft It Forward Blog hop.  To catch up on all the details you can start here:

If you are following along then the next person to visit for uber inspiration is my friend, Heidi Blankenship's Blog:

Thank you for joining us today on this extra special Craft It Forward Blog Hop as we celebrate and thank all those that serve.

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