Thursday, July 5, 2012

Patriotic Bears

I hope everyone had a Fabulous 4th of July!
My family and I had a great time...Always brings a smile to my face to see my boys having a great time, and of course who doesn't want to add the excitement of sparklers :)

Stamps: Sitting bears and Honey comb from Getting Grizzly full-size plate

Rogue Redhead Designs Getting Grizzly Plate
Stampin' Up Real Red, Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstocks
Stampin' Up Real Red, Basic Black and Island Indigo ink pads
Stampin' Up white ribbon
Creative Memories red pen
Making Memories red, white and blue eyelets
Adhesive, pop dots and glue dots

I made a Matchbook card.

Score a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock widthwise at 10 1/8 and 4 7/8. Use a bone folder to make the creases.

Cut the sheet of paper in half lengthwise at 4 1/4 in. , this will make 2 cards.

Stamp along the top flap,  fold the top flap down and the bottom flap up. You can also stamp the flaps while folded so the image will be on top and bottom flaps. Press the folds with the bone folder the smooth them out

Attach ribbon on the inside of the bottom flap. Hold the bottom flap closed and punch holes for eyelets, then add eyelets. You want the holes to go all the way through to the back of the card and low enough so that the front of the card can still be lifted up, DON"T put the hole through the front of the card or you won't be able to open it.

Pop up matted image across front on the top flap. And finish off with another ribbon knotted to the other.

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I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons: #30 patriotic/military/fireworks

Oldie but a goodie: Summer Holidays
The eyelets are way more than 6 months :)

Totally Gorjuss: #138 Sweet and Simple

Victorine Stamps: #37 Birthday/Happy Everything
I'm going with Happy Birthday to the US :)


  1. Not seen that style of card before so I'll have to give it a try. Hope your 4th July went well as you say, who can resist sparklers!!! (May have to start the celebration over here too!) Lovely card - thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

  2. Thanks for the tut for your adorable card and for sharing with The Altered Alice. xxD

  3. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! Love the matchbook card! The bears remind me of the Grateful Dead dancing bears. . . hmmm, guess my age is showing, LOL!

  4. Beautiful creation, really cute bears! thanks for playing along at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck
    Laurie xx

  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I don't think I've ever seen a matchbook greeting card...where have I been? LOL. Good luck!

  6. Beautiful, loved!!!
    Rita (Brasil)

  7. Sweet card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  8. You have create such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  9. What à fun card! You've made à lot of work by telling the working proces how to make the matchbook. And bears are always so much fun!! Here in Holland we don't do anything with the 4 th of july, but i am glad to hear you and your family had à good time!
    Love from the netherlands,

  10. Super cute! I love the fab frame you used around your bear trio!

  11. That is a cute card! Thanks for haring :)