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American Heart


This week I get to be a guest Bar-tender at Raise the Bar. The challenge is to base a project on the colors of your flag. With Independence Day right around the corner, I wanted my red, white and blue project to be patriotic.

I love the distressed feel to this card. Isn't this sentiment from Tlc Creations wonderful?

Please stop by Raise the Bar and join in the challenge for this week.

Thank you for looking!

Challenges for this card:


  • Images: For the Red, White, & Blue (freebie) by Tlc Creations
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey Inc kraft CS, Georgia Pacific CS, all other papers from Daisy D's
  • Inks: Distress Inks Old Paper & Tea Dye, Close To My Heart Moonstruck
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Paper piercer, Swiss Dots, Distressed Stripes, & Divine Swirl Provo Craft embossing folders
  • Embellishments: Hand cut starts and hearts, brads


Dawn said…
This is a great card sweetie! Love everything about it!
Brenda Brown said…
Wow Cheryl you have created a stunner here. I love the combination of the hearts and stars and such a gorgeous sentiment.
Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week and sharing such a lovely creation with us.
Luv Brenda xxx
Helen Dooley said…
What a beautiful card. I love the senti. Thanks for sharing on For Fun this week. happy 4th!
Stacey Schafer said…
gorgeous! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!
Kimberly S said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, congrats on your guest position!! :)
maxine said…
Stunning card thanks for playing along at lexis creations this week
Liz said…
Oh so cute and inspirational beautiful handcrafted work Thanks so much for entering over at OSAAT Please pop back Sunday See our new challenge and winners too We so appreciate you playing along

Liz x
Annika said…
Once again - PERFECT layout!!! How do you do it, girl???
A humble fan of your card art
Karin said…
Love all the different textures your card has :) The embossing on the hearts...Love it!
Kim H said…
What a beautiful card1 Love EVERYTHING about it! Just gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing
Gemma said…
such a fab card Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week :) Gemma x
CraftinGranny said…
What a beautiful tribute to Independence Day Cheryl! I love everything about this card and the sentiment is fantastic.

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at For Fun! You have definitely wowed this one! Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol
Jeanette said…
oooh, another cute red white and blue card. I love the swirls on the hearts.
Thanks for joining us at I Did it Creations.
Kirsten said…
fabulous card love the colours and the embossing look super...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x
oooooooooooh, terrific card!! I DO love the distressed feel of the card too!!! This is such a fun and patriotic card!!!
Maria :)
Tracey said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the embossing & the eyelets (& everything else lol).

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & good luck!

Have a great weekend :)

Deb Neerman said…
This is fabulous ... I just love it!

Thanks so much for joining us once again in this week's Stamp Simply "Stars" challenge!
Lisa said…
Wow! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!
iluvmybugs said…
What a great 4th of July card the distressed look and embellishments!! Thanks for joining us this week at PCC! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Nordicblogger said…
MMmm...texture, great colors, great theme. Perfect card!
1CardCreator said…
Great card Cheryl, I love the vintage look to it. ~Diane
Jinny Newlin said…
Gracious! That's a lot of challenges! Love the distressing on your card! You've put it together perfectly!
Linda Callahan said…
It's a grand old flag for sure with a fabulous vintage look! Thanks for joining us at PPA!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Awesome card Cheryl! I love the embossing on the hearts with the stars too- and the great sentiment. TFS
I adore this! It's a true representation of Americana that I've seen in a long time!! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!
carol said…
oh....wonderful card, great colours, Thanks for joining in with Craftycatz this week, x carol
Kim said…
OMG, this card is gorgeous! I love the old feel to your papers.....Just stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!!
kim xXx
Padster said…
Stylishly gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at I Did it Creations this week!
Debbie x
Suzi said…
This is a fantastic card Cheryl, love the design very much. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Suzi x
Carol Ann said…
Love your card and the sentiment is very patriotic. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch at a Time.
Carol Ann xx
Spyder said…
Gorgeous card, I love the embossing
Thank you for joining OSAAT's Stars and Stripes Challenge this week!!
Aunty Sue said…
Lovely card and thanks for joining us at crafty catz
Debbie said…
Wonderful card! Love all the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!
Lori said…
Another wonderful card, Cheryl! I love the distressing and embossing. The sentiment is awesome : ) Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Romance Challenge!
Love and hugs ~
Pauline said…
Wow... this is stunning! Which such clever design and placement of brads, I thought it was an album cover! There's another project for you! Thanks so much for joining us again at For Fun!
Lindsey said…
Absolutely stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Denise Clark said…
Absolutely wonderful card to celebrate our country! WOW! LOVE the sentiment. The hearts and stars are wonderful together and so stress the sentiment! Perfect! I can't think of any way to improve your work of art!
Trish Hughes said…
another wonderful card, love the feel and look of this one!!! thanks so much for playing along with IDIC again.
Dragonlady said…
Hi there Cheryl,

Great patriotic card and love your embossed hearts. thanks for playing along at I Love Digi.

Hugs Ali x
Georgia Ehrmann said…
Such a beautiful that I would frame! Thanks for playing with AiFactory!
Kathy said…
All the texture on this card is great. Love the patriotic color palette and the touching sentiment. Congrats on being guest designer at Raise the Bar, so cool.
Claudine Poch said…
Wonderful! Love the embossing on the the hearts and stars.
Alicia said…
I like this card too, especially the embossing!
Amazing!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance this week!

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