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Sentimental Sundays–Get Patriotic!

We have another fun challenge for you this week at Sentimental Sundays. The new challenge is “Patriotic”. We want you to use the colors of your nation’s flag for your creations. Don’t forget to include a sentiment!

With Independence Day coming up, I wanted to try to make something that celebrated our nation’s history and fit the challenge theme. I thought that this famous quote from John Dickinson, which was a freebie on the Sentimental Sundays blog last year, would be perfect.

I recently purchased the DVD set “Liberty’s Kids” for my daughter. It is a cartoon that I can feel good about her watching because she is learning about the Revolutionary War. We used to watch it on the History Channel when she was younger but I don’t think they show it any longer. She also enjoys going on the Liberty’s Kids website. It is really cute that it has inspired her to start a family newspaper, “The Home Gazette”, and she wants to go visit some of the historical sights from the war for a future family vacation.

Before I wrap up my post, I wanted to thank you for hopping along with the Sentimental Sundays team last week. Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see if you were one of the random winners.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: For the Troops by Raindrop Echo Designs (past free set on the Sentimental Sundays blog)
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Ruby Red CS, K&co Americana paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilitie Die, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder, Score Buddy, Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Embellishments: Old Paper distress paints, Martha Stewart twill tape, Papertrey bakers twine



runzalot81 said…
I love the washed out colors!
Kathy and Lucky said…
Can I have some of the creative, card making vitamins you are taking??? Every one of your cards are so amazing and this one is no exception, what a wonderful, distressed looking, patriotic card. Always a treat to come here.
Sara I. said…
Liberty Kids is wonderful!! And so is your card Cheryl - just love the embellies you hand made and the fabulous sentiment! You rocked patriotic gf!
Courtney said…
This is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!!

sarahw said…
Love this! Such a vintage, amercana look to it. Another beauty.
Rainbow Lady said…
Super card and love those flowers. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x
Anonymous said…
What a wonderful patriotic card! Love the sentiment and embellishments.
Great card. Love the distressed look.
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Anne Marie said…
Hi Cheryl! I love everything about this one! It's so wonderfully patriotic, with a rustic feel. You know I'm going to say something about the paper combo, too. It's perfect! THe little pinwheels are an awesome touch. Thanks so much for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hugs! :)
Fiona said…
a very patriotic card and great layers too!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

It's definitely patriotic!!! My brain is fried, so I'm going to say, I love the 'pinwheels' even though they aren't pinwheels, but you know what I mean, right?? lol

Great layering as usual!!!

Maria :)
Marlene said…
Patriotic and BEAUTIFUL! Love this, Cheryl!
Anita said…
Wow, this is gorgeous Cheryl. Love the pretty dp and those rosettes are really pretty.
xiumaiyuki said…
This is patriotic at its best!! How awesome is this card??!!! You have the magic touch when it comes to color combo and handmade embellies... I'm in awe every. single. time.

Thanks for the sweet comment on my Fatty today! :o)
MiamiKel said…
Oh Cheryl, another shining example of how beautiful your work is! this is a showstopper - I think this should be showcased everywhere! Love the image, the details - perfect!
Imke said…
Cheryl, this is so beautiful. Love the colors and the selfmade embellishments.
Anonymous said…
Love your shabby chic approach! Love the colors and your fan fold stars. Wonderful use of background papers and embellishments. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Tracey said…
Fabulous card Cheryl, I love the rosettes :)
Have a great week.
Pam~ said…
This is stunning! Love everything about your card ... layers, embellishments, colors ... beautiful! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!
Erin Gonzales said…
I love the fans you made for this card. You did sucha great job and I love the feel of this card- GREAT JOB!! THanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!
Shannon said…
Cheryl, love this card. The folded circle accents are gorgeous and the faded vintage look is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.
Jen said…
Great card, really like the distressed look to the papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x
Karin said…
I love the worn look of your papers :) That loopy border punch is a great look too. Hope you are having a good summer!
Joanne Gilch said…
I just know that I came by days ago and commented on this card!!! I have lost my mind!!! And so happy cuz ignorance is BLISS!!!
this is a fabulous card, from the sentiment to the distressing...your rosettes are wonderful with the stars in the middle...and every thing matches so well....thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.
Stephanie said…
Beautiful card! Great stitching. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
gorgeous patriotic card
happyglitzygirl said…
Just beautiful, lots of details, thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, don't forget to bloghop, good luck, blessings Hilde
Kathy said…
Great quote! Really like the paper choices and distressing here, such a great feel!
Tammy said…
Awesome card Cheryl! I love that quote and your your fabulous stars/rosettes!!
Ren-Yi said…
Hi Cheryl - great rosette flowers! This card has fantastic layers. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play.
Manuela said…
This is a gorgeous card. I love the image.
Many thanks for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck.
Very nice card loved the washed out look. You got those stars in there. WONDERFUL image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. I love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Pat
Audrey Pettit said…
Man, oh man this is fabulous, Cheryl! Love the layers, love the stitching, love the sentiment, and LOVE those star-burst medallions.
kurlygirl said…
Cheryl, this is awesome! Love the star medallions and the stitching! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Stars & Stripes Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

Wedgie said…
Wow! What an awesome creation. Thanks for sharing this week at Sweet Stampin. Wedgie xxx
Sammibug said…
Wonderful patriotic card. The medallions are awesome! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge at Daisy Doodles.
Ann English said…
Fabulous! I love all your layers, your stitching and embellishments!

Thank you so much for joining Lungs4Life!
Crafty Chris said…
A fantastic card Thanks for joining us on the colour challenge at DCD.
Chris x
Debs said…
wowee!! love it, awesome papers and colors and fabulous "flowers", thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this challenge
Tameko said…
Nice card. I really like that paper, & those rosettes.
Rosa-kreattiva said…
adoro questa card per la sua semplicità e per l'insieme di colori ciao rosa.kreattiva

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