Saturday, May 30, 2009

FCD Gets Patriotic

Welcome to the FireCracker Design Team blog hop for the month of May! We have been featuring the So Far Away set this month and what better way to end the month than with a hop showing more ways this set can be used. I bet your expecting red, white and blue colors if you are from the USA right? Well I went with a different color scheme, most of us just associate the colors with being patriotic but if you look up the definition of the word it is an adj. for feeling, expressing, or being inspired by love for one's country.

Although I am not a service member I am patriotic. I do appreciate and thank the service men & women I know verbally and through adopt a soldier programs. I hope that you too share your patriotism with others in whatever way you can.

The first picture shows a tag I made that you can include in a scrapbook layout or as a gift tag on a package if you wanted. I stamped the large soldier stamp onto a canvas tag (from Prima) with my Tea Dye Distress Ink, I didn't think it was dark enough so I over-stamped it again with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I added the word Hero to the upper left with the Versafine Ink also. The embroidered flowers and word journey complimented it perfectly. I added a bit of Ribbon to the side and then used a key chain piece to attach a pair of die cut boots that I had swiped ink on to look camouflage and then dipped in embossing powder to sturdy them up a bit. I really like how they dangle there.



The tag would also be wonderful to use on a Father's Day card if your Father was in the Service and you were sending it to him!
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The second item I made is another way to thank someone and remind them they are
not forgotten.


I used Near & Dear - Andrea by Kelly Shults Designs paper from Dream Street Papers to wrap around and also the bottom punched circle on the lid. I then found a scrap of shimmery Manila to stamp the words and heart on to mount on the top of the lid.


I wrapped the container (which is a cupcake liner container-hows that for recycling!) again with the paper and 2 lengths of ribbon. I added Prima flowers along the sides, matching the opposing sides one brown and one smaller cream.

But why pretty up a container well so you can fill it of course! The filling varies as to what I have on hand or can easily get but in this case it is filled with Jelly Belly's being that I just got back from the one in WI this week :)

YUM!

I have in the past sent things similar to this to some soldiers (from the adopt a soldier programs) and they love it saying it is easy to put into their sacks and carry with them and pull out for a treat to share or indulge in when they can.

Thanks for stopping by to look today and I hope you enjoy the hop! I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT team has come up with!

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This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you get back to the blog you started from!

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Sherri's to see what she came up with for the So Far Away set. Remember to keep going until you get back to where you started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!


Don't forget to place your order for So Far Away by heading to Pamela's now...

Remember it is 20% off during the blog hop!

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**Winner(s) will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) You can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Wed, …June 3rd at 8:00 PM (EST).**


hugs,

36 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are just super, Karyn! I love the bookmark w/ the boots and that jelly bean container is a wonderful idea. Great job!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful Idea Karyn, I just love the bookmark/tag! I may have to case that.

FireCracker082 said...

LOVE it!! the cup o treats is SOO awesome! and that tag rocks!!

Ursula said...

Wonderful, Karyn! I love the dangly boots, and the "not forgotten" cup is a brilliant idea! You can use that for anyone - military or patriotic, or not! Great thinking outside of the box! :o)

kim davenport said...

Love that tag with the added charm... so manly.

And always looking for nice ways to decorate containers for goodies.

~Kimd412@aol.com

Ramblin Rose said...

What better way to be patriotic than with food?? LOL

Rose Ann

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

These are all fantastic. I even love the colors of the Jelly Bellys!

Hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh you clever clever girl!! :) I just love what you did with this set!! What a fantastic idea to put into a care package for a soldier!! Love it!! And I really love that you put the definition of "patriotic" in your post! This is wonderful Karyn!! Thank you!!

Etha said...

so very cool! love that tag with the tiny dangling shoes, very creative :)

Peggy P said...

you are very creative!!!!

Peggy P said...

great ideas!

Debbie Yates said...

What a great idea...my grandbabies would love this!

Anonymous said...

Love those boots--such a clever idea!

Lorraine

biblestamps said...

Wonderful job Karyn! Always love your works of art and this is certainly no exception. :)

Laura E. said...

Very cool projects using these stamps! Very original and different than everybody else!

Elaine M said...

You guys are doing a great job - love this stamp.
Elaine Moore mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Monica-FC said...

that is so cute and I never thought about the cupcake container. i just threw one away. rats!! I will have to get another at the store and try this out. this will make a great idea for someone. thanks.

Kathy W said...

awesome projects, recycling and the little boots hanging off are the cutest

Martha said...

Very fresh idea of using the stamp on a tag like that. And, of course I love the decorated jelly bean container. A wonderful 'Off to College" idea. Thanks!
MBickford54@gmail.com

bumblebee creations said...

I love your idea of the tag-those boots are adorable dangling from it!!!! rhondazmikly@sbcglobal.net

Anita said...

I like your tag and goodie container. The boots make a great charm.

Wendy said...

these are lovely, love the pot

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful projects!! Those little boots are such a perfect touch and adding candy to any gift makes it all the more special!

kim said...

I loved the boots off to the side of your tag. The candy holder was great. I will have to try that.

Dawn Frost said...

Two wonderful ideas from a great set! Thanks for the chance to win a great set.

Christina said...

Very Nice. I love the tag

decp8nter said...

The tag/bookmark is fabulous with the addition of the boots. Your cupcake paper container is adorable also.

Pat said...

Love what you did with this set. Each stop I go to gives me more and more ideas for it. Looks like I will need to get it before long.

Libby Hickson said...

Great projects Karyn! I love your tag, those boots are great! And so nice that you send these care packages off to the soldiers!!

Cheryl Outhier said...

Loved your designs and creativity.....well done!!!

Jo said...

the tag is cute& love the container - how clever, I might have to "case" that containe & use for my g.k. treat sometime soon. Thanks for sharing the "how-to's"

Maria Matter said...

Karyn, these are fabulous!
Brilliant ideas, love those dangling combat boots!
Blessings, Maria

michele said...

great ideas karyn beautifully made! hugs mxx

Sally said...

Love the tag and how you embossed the boots - they look great!

Queenie Jeannie said...

The tag is gorgeous! My husband is a soldier and I LOVE IT when people remember our troops!!!

Slaybell said...

Love the patriotic theme... God bless our soldiers... Becky