Thursday, June 28, 2012

Military Themed Retirement Cards with The Stampsmith

Hi Dreamers,
I have something a bit different for you today.  My BF asked for some Military themed retirement cards.  She works with the National Guard and has some friends retiring this summer.  "Not a problem", I said, " I will pull out my new U.S.A. Patriotic Full Sheet from The Stampsmith!"   This is a great set for Fourth of July too.

For the first card, I used the Uncle Sam image and stamped with black dye ink on white glossy CS.  I used red, white, and blue for the color scheme...of course!   The gingham paper is from Karen Foster Designs.

I added some star shaped brads.   

On the second card, I stamped the eagle with Night of Navy (SU) dye ink on glossy white CS.  I used the same color scheme and papers.

The Navy CS is dry embossed and I added the star brads. 

On the inside, I used the same papers and added a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

On the third card, I used the eagle image again.  But, this time I stamped it with Copper pigment ink and used a mixture of clear and gold embossing powders.   Love the way this turned out!!

The striped paper is from Graphic 45 and I added more star brads and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.

I sent these off to my BF on Monday.  I hope she will be pleased with them.  I also included about 30 other all occasion cards.  She loves to send my cards and I keep her supplied.

How about a few fun Challenges for my Military Retirement card??!!
Crafting for All Seasons: Military
Paper Pretties: red, white,and blue
Simon Says stamp: patriotic
Sisterhood of crafters: stars
Loves Rubber Stamps: red, white,and blue
Shopping our Stash: red, white,and blue
Top Tip Tuesday:stars and stripes
Tuesday Throwdown: gingham
Use it Tuesday: patriotic- used the star brads and gingham paper which I have had for over a year

Coming up on the weekend!  The temps are going to be in the 90's here in Michigan!  Yuk!  Guess I will stay inside and make cards!  LOL  Like I need an excuse to make cards, right??!!  I even got the house cleaned this morning.  Yes!  Now, I have more time for cards.  LOL  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.


  1. Great job. That is a great stamp set and love the way you used the images and the layout. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  2. WOW! These are all great patriotic cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

  3. Wow, love all your patriotic cards but the first one, with Uncle Sam.... is my favorite. Great job and thanks so much for joining us in The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Stars challenge.

  4. These are all awesome cards! You did a wonderful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. Wonderful Patriotic cards. Did you know that to enter all the cards with multiple entries which a lot of challenges allow you need to post them on individual/separate posts. You have better chance & such wonderful extra cards why not separate them in the future. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Gingham Theme Challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Mth Jun Tuesday Throwdown

  6. Those star brads look fantastic on these awesome patriotic cards! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters' Seeing Stars Challenge!

  7. WOW you've been busy and they are all FABULOUS! LOVE that 1st one ... just screams U.S.A. Awesome job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  8. Great cards. Love the patriotic symbols we've all grown up with. Thanks for sharing!
    Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.

  9. These are fabulous Karen!! Great designs!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

    Crafty Hugs!

  10. What fantastic cards. great colouring job! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. I love all of these, and I'm sure your friend will, too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  12. Those are the coolest stamps!! I really like the texture look of them. Your cards are gorgeous and I'm sure your friend was thrilled. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  13. These are all great cards! I love the way you mixed embossing powder colors, that looks so cool! Thank you for joining our gingham challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
    <3 Emily

  14. Great cards and I bet your friend loves them - how sweet of you to keep her supplies up :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our Stars and Stripes Challenge :)

    Carol x

  15. Awesome cards! Love your stamping and embossing.

  16. Awesome glad you joined us at UIT this week!

  17. Great cards! I love the star brads, and the colours you used for each one. Thanks for joining the Stars and Stripes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  18. Oh these are fabulous! This is a great stamp set and I really love the embossed eagle card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Use It Tuesdays this week and hope we will see you again.
    Tammy DT

  19. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Loves rubber stamps! Hope to see you each week!


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