Old Glory ♥

Happy 4th of July 
to my USA friends!

 My card today represents the flag of the United States in a unique way ♥
I used only scraps to create this card!
I had just enough to create the stripes
by separating the paper and spacing it apart.
With the small amount with the words, I was able to make the heart
for a different twist on Old Glory ♥

This card is a sweet memory for me ~ 
starting it late (I mean LATE!) one night and thinking hmmmm.  
So I thunk and then thunk some more andthen it clicked :)

 My first thought - from the red, white and blue colors - drew me to create a flag.
But in building the card - measuring, cutting, gluing, remeasuring,
and trying to make it work, it made me think of how much
we are often like this flag.

We may not always have enough, we may not always have what we need,
but somehow through perseverance, hard work, and blessings,
we pull through and come out stronger.

In coming together as one, bonding, 
something beautiful is created on the other side ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

 I'll enter this card into:  Crafty Gals Corner - Red/White/Blue 
Papercraft Challenge15 -red/white/blue
Always fun challenges - patriotic
DLArt - Thankful Thursday - Red/White/Blue
Craftaholics R Us - Any holiday


  1. Oh, this card has a fabulous design!! Love the idea of the stripes of scraps and that heart really pops!!! Well done, it's just a striking card and just perfect to celebrate your Country!!!!

  2. Really great design and I love the star stripes and colors here Kelly! Happy 4th of July friend!

  3. FABulous red white and blue card Kelly..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Love your take on the flag Kelly! How fun that you made it out of scraps too. Great thinking. Hope you are having a blessed day!

  5. Happy 4th of July Kelly. Love the flag card. Having used scraps to make it, is a bit like life. Most things in life are just a combination of small events or things, coming together. Hope you had a wonderful day. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S. xxxx

  6. What a lovely flag! I love the heart and starry paper you have and arranged it just so! Great use of your scraps. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog earlier. I am happy to be visiting you too!

  7. Oh my goodness, Kelly, I love this!! Your take on the flag is perfect!! Seriously amazing, my friend!! You should frame this and hang it on a wall!! I love it!! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. This card is just amazing. (And so are your words explaining your card! So very thoughtful and touching!

  9. Hi Kelly!
    I LOVE your post, & your card! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to your & yours!!! ;) THANK YOU for coming over.... I am just taking a break right now, & HOPE to be back to card making soon. LOL (((BIG HUGS!!!!)))

  10. Brilliant patriotic card Kelly, love what you make.xxx

  11. Love this card Kelly--so creative!

  12. Wow - love how you have created this Kelly, and the lessons you have drawn from it, and shared.

  13. So happy you played and your card is amazing!
    Thanks for playing with us
    Tina, Craftaholics R Us DT

  14. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us and Always Fun Chs.
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  15. Hi this is a stunning card it is just fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges for Challenge 65 with the theme Patriotic . Hugs Jackie (DT)

  16. This is stunning!!! Such a beauty!! I love what you wrote too! Sometimes we really don't have enough but God is always there and that is enough. Thanks for sharing! Hope your 4th was fabulous!

  17. so great card!

  18. Great design. super tight card. very nicely finished.
    Thank you for sharing your card at our challenge. I hope you will join uss again soon.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  19. Great design on this card. Very patriotic. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Lena - DT