Four Memorial Day Military Cards

Memorial Day is right around the corner and many of you will be remembering loved ones on this day. One way we can honor those whom we have lost is through supporting those who are currently serving. In my video tutorial, I share a few ways you can alter these cards to send to active military personnel, but many of you might know someone who is serving locally or someone who has recently served who would also enjoy these cards. I hope that you are inspired by these creations and show your support to those who are currently serving.

These four cards are being debuted for Memorial Day because I wanted to honor those who have been lost, but you could also recreate these for the Fourth of July or Veterans Day.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Due to so many lives being lost during the Civil War, more lives than any war in U.S. history, there was a need to create our first national cemeteries. Decoration Day was a springtime tradition spent decorating fallen soldiers’ graves, reciting biblical scripture, and singing hymns.

All four of these cards were created using our Sunburst Background thin cut die and the Because of the Brave stamp set. The minute I saw that stamp set and the Stars & Sparklers papers, I knew that I wanted to create some cards I could send to our local base.

I created each card a little differently from the rest and made a few feminine cards for some amazing women who are currently serving. The card with the female officer was a very simple one to make.

After creating the background, I layered two circle shapes behind the stamped image, then completed the card with a floral sticker, gold thread, and a simple sentiment.

The floral card was inspired by so many cards I have seen with sunburst backgrounds. I just fell in love with that floral paper pattern in the Stars and Sparklers collection and wanted to compliment it with a simple red, white, and blue element.

Here is another little Memorial Day tid-bit for you. Did you know that one of the earliest commemorations was organized by newly freed African Americans? Over 250 of their fellow freed soldiers died in a prisoner camp in South Carolina and the bodies were hastily burred in a mass grave. In May, after the war ended, a new, proper burial site was created decorated with flowers and showered in hymns. This was considered one on of the first Memorial Day ceremonies of remembrance.

I am a bit partial to the red, white, and blue and these last two cards just scream Fourth of July and Memorial Day, don’t they? A friend of mine told me that one of the cards reminded her of a firecracker.

To create the multi-colored “Brave” sentiment with the Because of the Brave stamp set, I used a technique where I create a simple mask with a sticky note. It is very easy to do and creates amazing results.

In my video tutorial, I walk you through the process to create each of these cards. I share tips for designing a Sunburst background, show you how to create a masked stamped image, and share a few fun cardmaking tricks. I hope that this project inspires you to create a few red, white, and blue cards of your own.

For those who are remembering lost ones they love this Memorial Day, I send prayers of peace and gratefulness. For those who are currently serving, I want to send you blessings and thanks. May you remember those who have been lost, support those who currently serve, and honor those who have given so much for our country.

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A Memorial Day Card for the Heart2Heart Challenge

For many of you, Memorial Day means lots of online sales, like the one on my website, and a three day weekend.   While those are lovely things to celebrate, we need to remember that many families in the U.S. will be spending the weekend honoring the men and women who died while serving in the military.  The challenge this week, at Heart2Heart, is not Memorial Day related, but I decided to go a “little rogue” and create something to honor those who have been lost. 

I know that many who have me on their Design Teams hate it when I go off the rails.  After all,  I never seem to stay inside the box and I always seem to create something completely different than the rest, but this week…..  I just had to.  With it being Memorial Day, I wanted to honor those who have been lost “somewhere over the rainbow”. 

To keep with the “rainbow” theme, I used our Blue Skies stamp set to create a greyed-out rainbow and I added some sponged clouds to portray a dark rainy sky, but it is not at all saturated with color like my teammates creations.  

To be honest, I didn’t feel like adding any joyful sparkle or dancing unicorns – I wanted my design to be simple, and soft, and sad.  Something to symbolize those we have lost. 

My first hand experience will tell you that even the thought of loosing someone who is serving is frightening, but like this bright red poppy, it brings you so much hope and happiness, and a warmth to your heart that cannot be explained.  

It is for that reason that I created this card – to remember those “somewhere over the rainbow”, to give hope to those who have family members who are serving, and to show support for those in our military service. 

Memorial Day is about more than sales and vacations – its about honoring those who gave so much.  I wanted you to remember that this week. 

I would also like for you to remember to join us for this week’s Heart2Heart challenge AND consider joining this crazy crafter on the Design Team.  We are currently looking for members and would love to have you. 

I truly pray that you were not put-off by my desire to honor those in our Military Service and that you were inspired by today’s creation.  I hope you have a wonderful week, my friends. 

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Celebrating Memorial Day with Color My Heart Dare

This week, at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog, we are remembering those who whom have fought in wars past and present. I hope that when you look at the inspiration board below, you are inspired to create something to honor those we have lost and share it with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog. MissCarriesCreations-ColorDate344.jpgAs a Design Team member, I have the privilege of sharing an inspiration piece with you each month. This week, I decided that I wanted to create something in the spirit of Memorial Day that honored the women who are often not always represented as part of the lost on Memorial Day. MissCarriesCreations-MemorialDayCardCD344Many know the pain of loosing a loved one who served their country.  We need to remember that there were so many who fought, aided, and enlisted in each of the wars this world has been apart of, and we should honor each of them. If you would like to recreate this card, you can find the complete list of supplies I used listed at the very bottom of this post.

I created the background using the floral stamp from our, soon to retire, The World is Yours stamp set. I randomly stamped the image onto some Watercolor paper and used my Watercolor Pencils to shade the images. Since “green” was not a choice in the color palette, I shaded my leaves grey to create a subtle background.

I then wrapped the edge with Sapphire Crochet Thread and adhered it to some layered Candy Apple and Sapphire cardstock.  I wanted to avoid covering up the background, so I created a Vellum Tag using the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts and dry embossed it with our Flower Garden Embossing folder.

I cut two additional tags and some stars from Candy Apple and Sapphire cardstock. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark™ ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder onto the Sapphire Tag.  (This sentiment comes from our For My Father stamp set.)


The rest of the card involved layering the images with some Foam Dots, adding a few loops of Silver Embellishing Thread, and some stars from the Silver Sequins.

I hope that this card inspires you to create something in the spirit of Memorial Dayand that you share your creation at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog. I always like seeing what you create and commenting on each one.  Remember, our The World Is Yours stamp set is only available, while supplies last, through May 31st.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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The World Is Yours Stamp Set

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Watercolor Paper Pad

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12 x 12 Candy Apple Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

For My Father Stamp Set

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Fancy Tag Thin Cuts

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Watercolor Pencils

product imageFlower Garden Embossing Folder

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Block Starter Kit

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Silver Embellishing Thread

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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Sapphire Crochet Thread

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Loose Silver Sequins

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Heat Tool

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Anti-Static Pouch

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All Purpose Mat

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Ranger™ White Embossing Powder

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VersaMark Ink Pad

product imageLiquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator

product imageLiquid Glass

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Thin 3D & 3D Foam Dots

Tatuo Rhinestone Picker Dotting Pen, Dual-ended Rhinestone Gems Crystals Studs Picker Wax Pencil Pen Crystal Beads Handle Manicure Nail Art DIY Decoration Tool
Jewel Picker/Setter

Thread Snips
Thread Snips