Happy Veteran’s Day!

Today, please take the time to thank a veteran for their service to our country, protecting our freedom, and for the service they have given to others around the world.

To commemorate this special day, I'm sharing a little card tutorial. Not only is this card easy to make, it's “green” since the base is a paper bag.

Gather the following supplies:
– 1 sheet of double sided patterned paper
– 1 paper lunch sack
– 1 sheet coordinating cardstock
– 2 diecut shapes (I used the Top Note die from Stampin Up)
– scalloped circle punch and circle punch (nesting)
– 1″ wide ribbon
– Stamp set with image and greeting
– ink for distressing
– Pinking shears (optional)

Fold the bottom end of the bag over to form the card base. You want this to only be 4.25″ wide so that the card will fit in a standard envelope. Trim off the excess that hangs out the other side.

Trim 3 pieces of patterned paper to 5″x4″. Cover the flap of the bag with one piece of paper, folding the end around the bag.

Using a stapler, staple the sides of the bag shut.

Cover the front of the card and the inside with the other 4×5 pieces of paper. Add the diecut to the front cover and to the inside. You can add a little scrap of patterned paper to line the inside of the pocket if you wish.

Stamp an image on a punched circle and the sentiment on another punched circle. Mount to a scalloped circle punched from coordinating cardstock. Add the sentiment to the middle of the inside of the card.

Tuck the ends of two pieces of 12″ long ribbon under the diecut on the card cover. Tie the other ends to form a bow. Add the scalloped circle with the stamped image on it.

Apply adhesive to each end of a 2″ long strip of ribbon. I pinked the edges to make it “cute” but that is totally optional.

Insert one end of the ribbon into the pocket and press.

Fold the other end of the ribbon over and press to form a tab.

Insert your favorite gift card into the pocket.


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Veteran’s Day!

  1. super cute card!! and thank you for your service to our country a day late!!! :)

    Posted on November 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm
  2. This is fantastic!!! thanx for sharing!!! I had an amazing time at your class!!! I will post something in my blog soon, haven’t been on program yet!

    Posted on November 13, 2009 at 6:50 am