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Another Patriotic Card

Is it too late to post another patriotic card?  I hope not because I have one more.

It was too hot on July 4th to spend much time outside so I was able to sneak off to my craft room for a little bit.   Since I was in a patriotic mood, I decided to make one  more  quick, patriotic card.


2012-07-10 WSS Amelie card WM


I used Washi tape on this card.   I am really starting to love Washi tape and think I’m going to have to add it to my list of favorite things.   It is so fun and easy to use and adds a pop of color and pattern to your project.  I have to admit, I’ve been a bit of a hoarder so now I am making an effort to actually use the Washi tape, not just admire it in the jar. 


Here is pic of my jar of Washi tape.  (I took it with my phone because I was too lazy to run up stairs for my camera.)



Before I go, I wanted to show you the entire Amelie image because I used just a portion of her on my project.  Isn’t she sweet?



Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!


2012-07-10 WSS Amelie card 2 WM







  • Stamps:  Amelie to the Beach (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Moonstruck
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Spellbinders nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Sakura white gelly roll pen, Kaiser rhinestones, misc. washi tape



Stamping Shanni said…
Cheryl this is the cutest card - love the bright colours and the layout is perfect. Saw it on MIM and so glad that I took a closer look - your colouring is amazing.
Stamping Shanni
Caroline said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. The image is adorable and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx
Carla S. said…
Very cute card, Cheryl! Love the adorable image and the washi tapes!
Anita said…
A gorgeous card Cheryl. I love the white space and that washi tape is gorgeous - think I need some now lol! Beautifully colored too my friend.
Annette said…
adorable...i love your washi tape...great designs...
Sandra H said…
Cheryl your card is so pretty:)x
Sudha said…
Wow pretty cool. Luv the use of washi tapes.

Jennifer Scull said…
oh Cheryl, this is precious! I saw it over on the MIM blog when I was posting a card for the challenge there. I personally think you can post patriotic cards all year long! especially if they are as cute as this one! grins!

aren't washi tapes so addicting?! I only have about a dozen, but I find that I'm trying to come up with ways to use them on everything I make these days.
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is lovely Cheryl. Fab layout sweetie.

Debra Miller said…
Awesome card Cheryl - love your use of Washi tapes. I'm still in the collecting mode for these tapes haven't actually used them yet. One day I will get the courage - thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Deb
Riet said…
So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx
Mary J said…
So fab, love the stitching Cheryl!
Lori said…
Darling - love the washi tape background with the zig zag stitch!
whoistracy said…
Cute!! I got some fabric tape that I think is similar to washi tape but admit to having not actually used it yet.
Kasey ~ in Oz said…
Fabulous! I love the strips of tape and stitching to provide a backdrop for your star, that lovely image.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Whimsy Digi DT
Lozzapops said…
I love this! Such a simple design but it looks really great! Thanks for sharing with us at Divas! Laura x
jimlynn said…
Great use of that washi tape on this darling card! Love the stitching too.
ParkNSlide said…
She's delightful. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.
sarah-Jane said…
Lovely card.Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx
Jacquie Southas said…
great use of wahsi - LOVE the star tape!
Bonnie Irvine said…
What a clever way to use washi tape! You've inspired me to break into the vault and use my stash, too. Love the stitching on this card. The colouration of the image is wonderful. Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.
Sheila H said…
I wish I had your Washi tape! Your card is sweet and colored so nicely. Thanks for sharing with Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Theresa said…
Cheryl, this is just darling. I have seen this tape and what a great way to use it.
Sandi said…
Thanks for playing in our 'Color Combo - Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #47, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Chana said…
Hi, Cheryl! I love your card! I am very big on CAS and this is a really nice example. Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Chana, DT Coordinator

PS:At least you can find your Washi Tape. I keep buying it (cause it is cute) and now I have to lauch a search to dig it out!! More Power to Us Hoarders. Stand your ground! If you can find it!! :D)
Lovely card. Great colours and cute image and I love your stitching.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


PS As a bit of a hoarder myself I really love your jar of tapes.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Yes it was hot on the 4th! Love your card- whoa- you have alot of Washi tape- I love the pop of color. I also love how you have used just a portion of this image- darling card!
lisa said…
she is cute and love the rwb
thanks for sharing with us and joining
Tammys Scrapin Corner
This weel
Lisa Dt Member
Tammy Ortiz said…
This is adorable. I love the Washi tape on this card. Just amazing.
I am so pleased you
decided to join us for our Challenge.
Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz
Such a sweet card,love the image,she's a cutie. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Jo Davies said…
Super sweet card Cheryl lovely colour combo fab image choice! Jo xxx
Karin said…
She's just a cutie and I love the matching star on her hat! So CAS for you and I love it :)
I love how you only used part of the image for this fab patriotic card. That's a way to 'stretch your stamps' (well, digi images!!)

The washi tape is perfect!
Lisa said…
What an awesome card, Cheryl!! The image is adorable and you colored it perfectly!! The washi tape is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Paper Playtime DT
BrendaB said…
What a great card! I love the washi tape you used! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.
Tracy said…
I love the washi tape and the cut down image Cheryl. Really cute card design. :-) Hugs!
Shanna Shands said…
Adorable image. I really need to start thinking about some washi tape. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for also sharing over at Unique Crafters.
Adorable image and beautiful card Cheryl!! I saw this on MIM. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a super day!! Gloria

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Pat (mspfd) said…
Oh my gosh! This is the cutest! I am envious of your washi tape collection. It looks fabulous on your card. Love your CAS design with this precious image.
Lisa aka Myran said…
Such sweet card, saw it on MIM :) Love your washi tape jar!
Rica said…
Hi Cheryl, thanks for your lovely comment. This CAS card is adorable, I love your use of the Washi tape - sp effective and your adorable image is brilliantly coloured.
hugs Heather xx
Lorraine said…
That image is adorable and love how you used the washi tape and stitching!
lalkygirl said…
WHAT A FAB cas card ,love it .great idea for using the tapes
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x
Janice M said…
Cute card! I like the way you used the washi tape. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!
Pia S said…
This card is lovely! Fab clean design and colors. The way you've used washi tape looks fantastic!
Debs M said…
great card, love the washi tape, saw it on mim x
I love your card and I am visiting from MIM and it's never too late for red white and blue.
Shelby said…
Love how you've used the Washi tape and the image is just too darn cute. Wonderful card.

What a wonderful card. I've never used washi tape! You really have inspired me to start!

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky
Rosemary said…
Hey there, welcome back to Opus Gluei! Nice to see you back with us and sharing such a gorgeous card! There is such an artistic and CAS vibe to this, it works perfectly. Loving that washi tape and it sets off the image so well. You make as many of these lovely cards as you want and share that inspiration!

Thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei!
Samantha said…
Oh this is so darn stinking cute! LOVE the washi tape and love your sewing too! fab card xx
Min said…
Love the stitching with the washi tape! Fabulous!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “July Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for a fantastic Christmas in July celebration and the chance to WIN lots of goodies!!!!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations
Lisa M said…
Unbelievably CUTE!!! I love the design you've created here and that tape..WOW! Wonderful card Cheryl :)
Audrey Pettit said…
This is SO, SO adorable, Cheryl! Love your design and coloring and absolutely adore how you used the washi tape!
Joyce Owens said…
Very cute card... thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck.
Julie said…
Wow! This is just executed wonderfully! Everything is perfect! You've perfected the use of Washi tape! Thank so much for joining us at Paper and Such!
Julia said…
Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.
Paper Panda said…
Hi, Saw your card over at Make it Monday - its really cute!
Mandy x
Arabella said…
This is so sweet Cheryl! I love the washi tape background!

Kathy said…
Cute, cute, cute! So glad you broke out your hoard of washi tape, great design with it!
Cindy Groh said…
Very cute use of washi tape. I love the red, white and blue theme of your card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.
Lisa-Jane said…
So cute! Thanks for playing along with S J Papercrafts.
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Cheryl, love how you cut the stamp in 1/2 to make it fit the occasion!
Peggy said…
Love the washi tape! Darling card! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this month!
Katya said…
That is one sweet looking image and the card is very cute. I don't think it's too late to ever do any holiday card... you can always send it late or keep it for next year. I haven't gotten my hands on washy tape but it looks really nice and your jar oh my you have so many and they all fit there! Looks great though my ribbons... woooo don't even have a place for them so they're just "thrown" in the Michael's bag lol and I just grab the one I need... ribbons and thread for my sewing machine are the only things I don't have a "place" for in my crafty corner.

Thank you for participating on a Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge.

Katya Bess
J.D.E. DT member
Gorgeous Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us for our July Challenge at Stamp N Plus! We hope you come back and Play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,
Chana said…
Great card! Love those coilors and you did them proud! Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

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