Saturday, May 13, 2017

4th of July Card at DRU with Lena

Hello crafting friends and welcome back. It's my turn today to share a card at the Dies R Us Inspirational blog.  I chose to work a little ahead and made this Happy 4th of July card.

I began by cutting my card base out of cherry red card stock. This card measures 5.5" x 5.5"

Using the America Frame and the Eagle dies from Amy Designs, I made my cuts out of dark blue card stock. I took the middle cut out piece from the frame die and embossed with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I took my ribbon, wrapped it around this cut out and glued the whole thing back into the middle of the die.

Next I took all the pieces that were left on the eagle die and paper pieced them back into my eagle cut. This makes for a more solid image. While getting all the little pieces, I coloured the beak yellow. I used a piece of tape on the back of the eagle to keep all the little cut outs in place.

I cut out two oval mats using the Spellbinders Large Oval dies, stacked them and used them to frame my eagle.

I kept the inside of the card pretty simple. I just stamped the greeting, using Cardz TV's All American Greetings stamp set, and added a couple of stars.

I've been asked many times how I store my cards, so here is a quick share.

Most of my cards are either 6.5" x 5" or 5.5" x 5.5". I purchase clear poly bags which are slightly bigger to accommodate the embellishments.  I always place a matching envelope together with the card in the bag. These bags allow me to see the card, keep it clean and  protected, and I always have the envelope ready to address.

 I have two of card storage boxes with dividers. I place my cards in them and put them on the shelf ready to use.  I have quite a few cards for Christmas, Female and Male birthdays.  These get stored in a different box as there are too many of them to place in these boxes.

Now for a quick recap of the dies I used:

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. Red, white and blue and very 'United States of America' inspired dies, a great card!

  2. I always love patriotic cards. I need to get some bags and I sure so like your organize system.

  3. A great patriotic design Lena and I love how you organise your cards.
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  4. This is so gorgeous, Lena!! I love the Patriotic dies you used...adding those to my wish list!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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