After being MIA on my blog for a few weeks, I'm happy to say I had time this morning to whip up a card that I will be sending to a dear friend's son for his 27th birthday. You see, he is in Afghanistan serving in the ARMY and his Mom has requested that we all shower him with birthday cards for his birthday later this month. What a great idea! I was so happy to participate in this wonderful surprise for her son, Joe (or Joey as I know him)...you see, I haven't actually seen him since he was about 10 years old.
Now, I decided early on that I wanted to make a nice patriotic card and first found a great idea on Tim's site. Then I saw a great sketch on the Card Pattern's blog that I thought would work out well.
Putting all of my ideas together, I came up with this card which is sized 8 1/2 in. long by 3 3/4 in. wide: