Thursday, May 12, 2011

Home of the Brave

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Today, I'm sharing a card that I had originally thought I was making for Jon but at the end I can't send it to has glitter on it. In addition to that possibly being a bit embarrassing to him it could also compromise safety when it gets on him. Anyway, I was thinking of sending it to the rear detachment of his company. We shall see.

As you can tell this is a super patriotic card. I had a hard time deciding on the sentiment as the Cricut cartridge that I used (stand and salute) had several that would work. I finally decided on 'Home of the Brave'. Fitting for the military don't you think? The fireworks at the bottom are also from the same Cricut cartridge and then glittered up on the ends. I used this week's sketch by Carly for my layout and lots of WeRMemory Keepers for the papers, both patterned and cardstock.

I have to tell you guys about a great, FREE, Cricut resource. You will find it at Above Rubies Studio. It is called the Cricut Cutting Guide. It lists LOTS of cardstock/patterned paper manufacturers and what settings you should cut the paper on with your Cricut. I tried cutting that sentiment above SIX times before I just used the guide...the first cut at the suggested pressure, depth, and speed in the guide was perfect! If you own a Cricut and have problems cutting sometimes you should definitely check out that resource!

Well, that is it for me today! I hope your day is filled with lots of SMILES! Smiley from

5 comments that make my day!:

angelwhispers said...

Lori its just great and loving the wording and fireworks!! Really must dust mine off. Chanelle xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

Great the cricut cuts!

Donna said...

Great card, Lorie. I need to get myself in gear and make some cards to send to the military. I know they appreciate them!

Danni said...

Awesome card and I'm so impressed that it's a "cricut" card!! Fabulous!!

Kristine said...

Awesome Card Lorie... you'll just have to save it for when he comes home next ;) I know from doing the Cards for our military about the glitter thing--pretty scary how something so tiny can actually put him in harm's way! Anyway, kudos to him and kudos to you on your card =) THANKS for using Carly's sketch!!