Hello Pebbles friends! It’s Monique here today, sharing a set of Memorial Day cards using the “America the Beautiful” collection. I had such fun creating these cards! Although we don’t live in America, we have a lot of family & friends living there who we can send these Memorial Day cards to.
Here are the Memorial Day cards I made. I decided to go for a kind of “quilted” look and used my square, circle, and hexagon punches.
After deciding on the punches, I made a selection of the papers and die-cuts I thought I would use for the Memorial Day cards. There are so many awesome papers and die-cuts that I had trouble choosing!
The card with the 1.5″ squares was the first card I created. In the end I used 7 (!) double-sided sheets of paper from which I punched 12 squares, which I then adhered onto an (extra) piece of white cardstock. Because I wanted to use my sewing machine and stapler, I decided on using this extra piece of cardstock which I adhered on a cardstock card base later-on. The finished cards all measure 4.5″ x 6″, so the extra cardstock pieces I used to glue the squares, circles and hexagons on are a little bit smaller.
Next, I punched the circles and hexagons. I then adhered these on extra pieces of cardstock too:
The sewing came next:
I just love the stitched look! It gives my projects just that little bit of “extra”. Now came the embellishing of my cards. I used the Pebbles Homemade phrase tags for the sentiment, and chose the simple “hi” tag for this card. I used a bit of twine for the tag, combined with two of the fun “America the Beautiful” die-cuts. Here is one of the finished Memorial Day cards:
For my circles and hexagons Memorial Day cards, I chose tags with the “thinking of you” sentiment which I found very appropriate:
If you are planning to create some cards for Memorial Day as well, then I hope I’ve been able to give you a bit of inspiration. Wishing you all a peaceful and beautiful Memorial Day!
America the Beautiful Americana (733342)
America the Beautiful Fireworks (733344)
America the Beautiful Flag Stripes (733345)
America the Beautiful Stars And Stripes (733347)
America the Beautiful Bandana (733348)
America the Beautiful Sparklers (733350)
America the Beautiful Declaration (733351)
America the Beautiful Ephemera Die-Cuts with Gold Foil (733203)
Jen Hadfield Homemade Phrase Tags 18/pkg (732639)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, Brights (71250)
American Crafts Cutup Scissors 7″ Pink (64201)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5yd spools 24/pkg bright (366303)