Thursday, July 6, 2017

Freedom...Quick Quotes Star Flip card

Good morning Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia here today continuing the patriotic celebration all week long!  I have for your inspiration a rustic Americana card that I created with Independence Day in mind, however, I didn't exactly name that holiday.  I think this card could be used for any other patriotic holiday or for honoring a veteran.  

I used a new card die set I found on clearance recently.  I could not wait to used the Farmhouse 104 paper for a background with red and blue accents.  After I selected the perfect embellishment, burlap ribbon, I cut all the paper pieces.  I inked up all the edges with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink to match the dark gray card stock I used for the base of the card.  All that was left was to stick it down.

I used my PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to print the sentiment I found on the web.  I don't have many Independence holiday stamps so printing my own was perfect. The Lincoln quote is very universal for use with any Patriotic or Americana theme.  I was thrilled to be able to print it in a font from my own computer.

I wanted to try more dies in the set so I made a second card using the swirl die instead of the stripes. I did not use a quote on this one because on the first one my son asked "Mom, where do you write?" So I left this one with some open space for message writing. I also gave the pic-a-boo section a pop of color with the Urban Oasis 102 paper (red).

Quick Quotes and Canon products:

other products:
Sizzix Star Flip-its card die
Tim Holtz Old Glory die
Spellbinders Label one die
gray card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Great flip card, Alicia, these dies are such fun to use, aren't they. Both cards are beautifully decorated. xx

  2. This is fantastic! I love the star die. It's perfect for this style card!

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  4. Very classy design. Jackie DT @ Creatalicious.

  5. What a fabulous card design! Really fun and elegant. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls for our 'Ribbon & Twine' challenge. I love what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  6. Alica
    What a great design I love the 4th of July theme it one of my favorite holidays. So happy to have you play along with us this week over on the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

  7. Congrats on finding that great die set on clearance. Score! Fantastic cards! I love the look of them all. I think you could also use them for summer birthdays.

    Thanks for joining us for our Patriotic challenge at Cut it Up!


  8. Fabulous card, wonderful design and colors! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x
    DT for Creatalicious Challenges
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  9. FAntastic flip card! love this red and blue, so dark, wonderful! background is fantastic , perfect to complete your work! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says STamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  10. Wonderful card Alicia! Love the way you put the star on the fold, how fun! And how clever to add the quote from Lincoln, how appropriate! Thanks for joining us this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  11. Wow I just love flip cards! So cute and happy that you played along with us at the tic tac toe challenge! Hope to see you play often!

  12. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional red, white & blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…