Tanks a Lot at Eyelet Outlet

Before I get to my post today, I’d like to welcome ljmaddox as my newest e-mail follower.  I’m so glad you’ve joined us!

It’s still April; but in the blink of an eye, Memorial Day will be here.  Don’t blink yet!  I don’t want you to miss my post!

For my Eyelet Outlet DT project today, I decided to use the Mixed Tank Eyelets, available in Red, Blue and Silver.  They are deeply discounted right now, so be sure to get them while supplies last.

My original thought was to weave strips of red, white and blue card stock to make a patriotic patchwork pattern.  I tried and failed three times before it dawned on me if I simply cut squares of card stock and placed them in a pattern, I would achieve the same look as weaving…if I could have actually done the weaving properly, that is.

Tanks a Lot wm 1

So, I cut 3/4″ squares and attached them to a piece of grid paper to help keep the squares nice and straight. I just applied adhesive to the grid paper and attached my squares.  Once they were in place, I trimmed off the excess grid paper and then attached it to a slightly larger mat.  To give it a little more pizzazz, I embossed it with the Tiny Stars embossing folder.

Tanks a Lot wm 2

I placed the tanks where I wanted them and felt I still had room for a bit more patriotic embellishments, so I pulled out the Star Brads-Red/White/Blue and attached them as well.

As you can see from the top picture, I made a simple banner for across the bottom and a greeting using the Alternate Gothic 2 BT color matched to the red card stock. 

Inside, a heartfelt sentiment using the same font and another tank as an accent. 

Tanks a Lot wm 3

A perfect way to say thank you to the soldier in your life!  Don’t know any soldiers personally?  Don’t let that stop you!  A quick search of the Internet yielded two organizations who organize the collection and distribution of thank you cards and letters to our military.  I’m sure there are others if these don’t suit your needs!

A Million Thanks

Operation Gratitude

If you decide to send a card/letter, please let me know as I’d love to mention it on my blog.  I want to acknowledge acts of kindness, where ever they may be!

4 Responses to “Tanks a Lot at Eyelet Outlet”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Cute card. I love the quilt like look of the squares and using grid paper is a great tip. Replace the tanks with airplanes and this would be a perfect card for my son in the Air Force.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Denise, thanks for stopping by. It just so happens that Eyelet Outlet has both jets and airplanes in the store!

  2. Looks fabulous! I love the color combination and anything patriotic!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Georgiana. I sure to appreciate that you came to my blog to comment. I’m going to try to follow your example.

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