Sizzix Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with another fun patriotic project.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

When I think of Summer, I can't help but think of the 4th of July, (which is rapidly approaching), and I still think everyday of our men and women in uniform so bravely fighting for our freedom every single day.  I hope to send this card oversees to a soldier, with my heartfelt gratitude and thanks for all that they're doing to ensure our freedom's and I burst with pride knowing I live in the greatest country in the world.  I hope you enjoy it!

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I used several different dies from Sizzix to make this card as patriotic as I could, including Tim Holtz's new "Big Ticket" die, "Tattered Curvy Banners" and "Stacked Stars".  I also used my Sizzix eclips2 to download the scalloped edge card base and scalloped border, which are from SVG Cuts.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

To make this card, you need first to gather your dies, along with heavyweight cardstock, patriotic papers, some crochet trim, gingham ribbon, cork stars, misc button, your sewing machine, some distress ink, alphabet stamps along with black ink for stamping, 3-D glue dots, and a good permanent tape adhesive, (I use PowerBond by Tombow).

First cut your card base, your background, (red polka dot), and scalloped border, using your Eclips2 electronic cutter.  The files are from SVG Cuts and the collections I used are found here and here. Then diecut the "Big Ticket" die using pattern paper, then cut the ticket in half and adhere it to your dotted paper.  Next lay crochet trim down on the card, and your scalloped edge on top, machine sewing across the top.  Next step is to die cut your stars using the "Stacked Stars" die, adhere them one on top of the other, adding a 3-D glue dot in between the layers.  Lay the stars down and adhere where you'd like.  Tie a button with twine, and adhere to the top star using a dab of hot glue.  Scatter cork stars on your card and adhere where you'd like them to go.  To create the banner, die cut small curvy banner from cardstock and stamp the sentiment using black ink, and adhere to the bottom of the card.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

To finish, tie a bow using red check ribbon and adhere using hot glue to the corner of the card as shown.

Sizzix Die Cutting Inspiration | Freedom Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I hope you enjoyed this card today, and I hope this inspires you to create a little card to send to our beloved men and women who are still oversees.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Hilary Kanwischer

http://www.hilaryscraps.typepad.com/

 

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