Friday, May 22, 2015

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend! 

I wanted to get us off on a patriotic note so today I have a card and a tag to share with you.  I started off with a sheet of MD Hobby & Craft in gold.  I used my favorite pocket watch die cut to make a real metal watch.  The shine sets everything off perfectly!  If you don't have a metal shim for your cutting machine you will need to run it back and forth several times.  This metal sheet is really good quality and you may need more than one pass through the machine to cut it out all the way.

I ran the flag bearer image through with the same cutting die to ensure that the image fit perfectly inside the watch fob.  I cut out the word AMERICA and dipped the edges in red ink.  The gingham border is a scrap from one of my Altered Pages patriotic collage sheets.  I partnered the gingham with one of Bazzill's mini borders. 

Red and white Bazzill flowers and some gems finish off the card.  It has a patriotic feel and would be great for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. 

I had more bits and piece laying around from trying different things to make this card and decided to put them all together into a piece of tag art.  I used another of my favorite cutting dies on the metal sheet to make the hexagon border.  The cutting die is part of a set and I used the other piece to cut out the small hexagons. 

 And when I put all of the bits and pieces together, this was the result!

Supplies used:
MD Hobby & Craft metal sheet
Vintage Americana collage sheet
Land of the Free collage sheet
Bazzill mini border
Bazzill paper flowers
Shipping tag
Double sided adhesive
Fibers and gemstones - check out the color kits if you're looking to build up your collection!

Have a safe and happy weekend.  Remember to thank a veteran for their service! 

And if I can sneak in a little personal message, Happy 20th Anniversary (May 26th) to my wonderful husband who puts up with supports my artistic endeavors...even when my supplies overflow from my studio into the rest of the house.


  1. robin-these are just fab!! Great idea using those dies with the metal- love how they look!!

  2. It's always nice to have someone who "supports" your efforts!!! Lovely creations and beautiful tributes to those who have served.

  3. Wow! This is fabulous! Inspired me to try using metal with my dies! This is so patriotic. Perfect for this weekend. xx

  4. These are fabulous, Robin. I love each one, and they are so honor our soldiers!