Patriots Day Card Challenge

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Hi, Sandy here!  It’s Patriot’s Day and I’m bringing you a sketch … a card … a video… and a challenge!

First, the sketch! I love love love working from sketches. They keep me organized, and if it’s a complex sketch like this one, a sketch can push me to snag some little scraps and use them up on a card.

patriotday sketch

I made this patriotic card from the sketch; this week always inspires me to get out the red, white, and blue when I remember the day of the attacks in New York City. I used to live there, and actually worked in the Tower 2 for a time…and that small connection to the tragedy makes me so grateful for all the first responders who stood strong during that emergency. As well I’m thankful for those who signed up for our military because of the events of that day – I have the utmost respect for those brave enough to stand in harm’s way for our nation.


The flag is made using May Arts red suede string – and for our American ribbon fans, check out the video to learn an easy way to make the right number of stripes in the flag!



The challenge:

Make a thank you card for a first responder, a service member, or someone in your community who serves faithfully! You might even encourage your children to color a picture, too, and drop it off at your local fire station or police station. Post your creation to your blog or photo sharing account (like Flickr), and link it up at the end of this post. I’d love to see what you’ve made and who you’ll send it to!



  • May Arts Suede String: 395-18-14
  • Stamp Runner, Mono Multi Liquid Glue: Tombow
  • Patterned papers: TPC Studios
  • Border punch: EK Success
  • Sentiment: My Favorite Things
  • Star punch: Fiskars
  • Embossing folder: Provocraft


Blog post by: Sandy Allnock

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