Make a patriotic card

Patriotic Card Idea

Patriotic Card with BurlapPatriotic Card with Burlap

The traditional patriotic colors on this card get a warm vintage feel with softer colors and the use of burlap. Using wood buttons instead of white buttons also adds to the warm feel.  The micro-beads give it a touch of shimmer.  The card is a 6×6 with a craft card stock base.



1.  Fold a 6 x 12 piece of card stock in half.  Cut a piece of light blue burlap to 5 x 5 and adhere to card front.

2.  Cover chipboard letters with Creamy Brown Chalk ink and let dry.  Adhere as shown.  Place paper on chipboard scalloped circle shape.

3.  Coat heart with Lipstick red Chalk ink and let dry.  Coat heart with adhesive and sprinkle on microbeads.  Tap heart to remove excess. Tie  jute cording through holes and tie in a knot.  Trim excess cording.  Adhere circle to back of heart and adhere to card front.

4. Adhere three buttons on bottom left side.

Buttons Galore and More Products used:

Woodland Buttons


Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac

About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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11 Responses to Make a patriotic card

  1. Jen Goode says:

    Love it! I’m a big fan of burlap textures and course textured fabrics — Love what you did with this.

  2. Beadphoria says:

    “Warm” is the perfect word for this sweet card. The mix of textures really works well and adds extra depth. Nice work!

    Wishing You Creativity,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  3. eileenhull says:

    Cool texture and good old homespun feel.

  4. I love the burlap, the texture and the non-traditional use of color! You really show here how you can show your patriotism in a different color scheme! Thanks, Nik!

  5. Tara Noel says:

    I love the contrasting textures and colors of this card.

  6. Madeline Arendt says:

    All my favorties – burlap, buttons, heart shapes and the USA!

  7. A delightful card with such a vintage cherished feel, one to save for years and years!

  8. Wnat a great card. Simple, beautiful and sweet.

  9. Great project, Niki! Love the color scheme!

  10. I love working with burlap too, beautiful card!

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