Friday, June 24, 2011

Patriotic Table Tent Card

Hello.  I'm Mary Leeson and I want to thank my friend Meighen for allowing me to be her guest designer on her blog!

I love all things, white and blue.  Flags.  Stars. God bless the USA.  Love 'em all!  So with the Fourth of July coming up, I thought this 2-sided Patriotic Table Tent card would look very nicely centered on our table. Sprinkling some star confetti  around the table would give it a festive look. 

It's a very easy project.  Basically, we'll  take a sheet of cardstock, fold it in half, stamp images and adhere die cut shapes to it!

Here's how I made it:
-Fold 8-1/2" x 11" red cs in half, lengthwise. Set aside.
-Cut your white cs at 3-1/2" x 10". You'll stamp on this.
-Stamp your background image "We the people" with red inkpad.
  I had to stamp it 3 times to fill up the white cs. See close up
  on photo#2.
-Ink all the edges of white cs with sand beige inkpad.
-With Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, cut  "freedom"on
  navy  blue cs: key 16, type, 1-1/2".
-With A Child's Year Cricut cartridge, cut "kids/flag" on navy
  blue cs: key 18, shift, 3".
-With pop dots, adhere the "kids" to left side of cs as per photo.
-With tape runner, adhere the words "freedom" to the right side
  of the kids.
-Now we will adhere the stamped white cs to the red cs.
-With red inkpad, stamp the "star" image on a metal-rimmed tag.
  Thread twine thru hole and adhere just under the letter "M".
  See photo #3.
Photo #2
Photo #3

Here's what I used to make this:
Stamps:  Various patriotic stamps. Email me if you want to know
              the company name on any of these.
Ink:  Memento paris blue; Distress Inks - fired brick and  old
        paper;  Versacolor Sand Beige
Cricut Cartridges:  Graphically Speaking; A Child's Year

BACK SIDE Patriotic Table Tent Card:

This side is just as easy and fun to make! 
Here's how I made this:
-With Old Paper brown ink, stamp "We the people" image at an
  angle to fill the  3-1/2 x 10" white cs.  See close-up photo #2.
-On top of this you will stamp with blue inkpad the flag, the bell,
  the eagle,  statue of liberty and fireworks as per photo.
-With sand beige inkpad, ink all the edges of the white cs.
-With Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, cut the 3 red "stars":
  key 16, icon blackout, 1-1/2" .
-Pop-dot stars and place on white cs as per photo.
-With same Cricut cartridge, cut "usa" : key 16, 1-1/4".
-Pop-dot usa and place it in betweenthe bell and statue of liberty.-Adhere completed stamped white cs to red cardfront.
-Wrap twine around the card a few times to the  top of card and tie small bow. 
Photo # 2

Photo #3

Here's what I used to make this:
Stamps:  Various patriotic stamps. Email me if you want to know
              the company name on any of these.
Ink:  Memento paris blue; Distress Inks - fired brick; old
        paper; Versacolor sand beige.
Cricut Cartridge:  Graphically Speaking

That's it!  Your two-sided Patriotic Table Tent card is now ready to be used. If you wanted to dress it up more, you could add stars to the top of the tent card similar to these that are on this altered paint can:

Well, thanks for your time.  I am believing you enjoyed this post.  Any questions, email me.  You can find other patriotic things at my Paper Blessings Etsy shop.  I will be posting some other patriotic fun projects on my Paper Blessings blog. 

Thanks Meighen for letting me share on your wonderful "Scrappin' _3rdeeschik" blog!   Was that not a great project Meighen prepared for the Summer Blog Hop?  The birds are too cute on her S'more Great Moments scrapbook layout!  I've been wanting the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge but for some reason I thought it was only available w/the Expression package.  Now I gotta go check it out and find it.  hehe!

Thanks again.  Remember to enjoy every single minute of your day!



  1. Mary I love your projects, I'm working on some decorations for my husband 's office, thanks for the inspiration I'll be visiting your blog too,

  2. Mary I love how crafty you are. You can make anything. Thanks for posting on my blog and being a guest designer for me from time to time. Love tthe tent card and star decor.

  3. Thanks Meighen for your kind words. I enjoyed your blog! Hugs to ya!

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