Friday, June 23, 2017

Greeting Cards: America

Happy Friday!

This week I set out to make a couple more cards and use up the materials cluttering my work table. Not only did I do that, but I also listed them in my Etsy shop just now. It has been a long time since I have made anything to list, and I all but forgot how to do it. Does that ever happen to you?

Anyway, here are the cards. They have a patriotic flair, but are not only applicable to July 4th, (I know...I'm a little late on that one!!), but I think that they would be nice to give to someone you know in the military.

The photo that I used in the card below was the very first
patriotic photo that I ever purchased.
It was on eBay, not up for bid, but at a
"buy now" price of $100.00. Gulp.
I fell in love with this photo,
but didn't want to run the risk of getting murdered
by my hubby if I ever paid that much for a photo,
so saved it to my favorites and hoped for a miracle.
Lo and behold, it didn't sell,
and then the seller opened it up for bid.
I did win the bid for a fraction of the original price.
To this day, this gorgeous photo is my favorite.
What a beautiful little boy this is...

Again, I made some use of those glittered stick-on stars
that I purchased in the Fourth of July decorating section
in Hobby Lobby.
The papers on the front of the card were from Bo Bunny, and...

...the inside was made of papers from Bo Bunny
and Picky Chicken's (Etsy)
digital papers...

I think that I showed the photo in the card below
to you not too long ago.
I used a copy of some old sheet music, and
the digital papers used on this card were all from Raspberry Road,
also on Etsy, plus they have their own website...

The words on both cards were Stick-A-Bilities from The Paper Studio,
and also purchased at Hobby Lobby.


Well, my friends, have a lovely weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Oh Sue, they are really lovely both, and I agree the little boy in first creation is so special, so glad for you, you won it :-). They are so beautiful, my dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  2. Sue, these are adorable! I love what you have created using the adorable photos! I got a break from the heat for the past few days, but it is coming back! I hope you have a Happy 4th of July!

    1. Thanks Nancy. Glad you got that break. We're having a cool week also. Well, cool for the south, anyway! Happy 4th to you too.

  3. Beautiful cards Sue! And such sweet children. My goodness, 100 for a photo... I'm glad you got it for far less! Hugs xx

    1. HI Wen. Sorry that I didn't see your comment till now. Thanks for coming by. I hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs back!


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