Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stars and Stripes

Our Creative Corner Challenge this week is to have stars and stripes on your creation. Every year on 9/11, I make the rounds to the 7 fire stations in my town, taking them some cookies and thanking the firefighters (some of them friends) for serving us so faithfully. Our fire trucks and engines are yellow (red ones coming soon!) so I cut out this engine using Yoyo Yellow. I added the teeny piece of Real Red for the light on top. The striped "street" is one of the prints from Washington Apple designer paper. The stars are from The Free and the Brave stamped in Yoyo Yellow. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red using Define Your Life stamp. I left the last line of the definition off.
TIP: to use only part of the sentiment, I masked off the last line by putting the sticky part of a post it note over it. Then I turned my inkpad over to ink the sentiment. To stamp it, you just take the sticky note off. Make sure your stamp is clean and dry before doing this!

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Cardstock: Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
Designer Paper: Washington Apple (retired)
Stamps: The Free and the Brave, Define Your Life
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
Accessories: Fire Engine Die Cut

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Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

16 comments:

Dana Grothaus said...

What a cute and thoughtful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

the funkie junkie said...

Love the way you incorporated the stars and strips challenge into a tribute to the firefighters! Wonderful card and a terrific thing to do with the cookies. Thanks for inspiring me and thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week!

Tiffany said...

You are a sweetie Patti! God bless you!

Adorable card too, I might add!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Mrs B said...

Just a wonderful card and thoughtful gesture you are making to the firefighters! Great job on the challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!
CindyB

Lori said...

I'm loving your card, and so impressed with what you do for the firefighters each year. I'm glad our challenge gave you the inspiration to make this great card! Thanks so much for playing!

Melissa said...

You are one hell of a gal! I am proud to know you!

You made a cutie-patootie card, too!

Thanks for playing with us at the OCC and being who you are!

Ann Schach said...

You make such cute cards, Patti! This is so sweet!

....Linda.... said...

The card is wonderful and so are you!

Aubs said...

great job, Mom! I know they feel appreciated :) cute card as always!

Jolanda said...

Great card! And how sweet of you to thank the firefighters every year. I know they feel appriciated!

Gina Shaw said...

Oh, Patti, you have to be one of the sweetest people I know. How nice of you to thank the firefighters every year--that's really very special. Love your card and its sentiment. Great reminder to us all for what we should be thankful for!

Jenny Gropp said...

This is outstanding - from the creatively done card to the generous spirit in which you made it. Wonderful. So glad you played along with the OCC for this one!

Ann Schach said...

Hey, Patti! I am adding a second comment because I want to say that you are such a special person. You do so much for our troops and our public servants. You are an inspiration to me. I am proud to call you a "Pal"!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What a great card!

I love the use of Define Your Life... it's a perfect fit.

Mary Fish said...

I really like the direction you are heading lately. Very clean and fun. Hugs, Mary

Silke Ledlow said...

Very cute card - Patti!!! Love the clean look!!! Hugs ~S~