Cards for Heroes Blog Hop + a FREE Pattern!


Hi + welcome to my stop on the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop! I’m so happy to be part of the hop + help get the word out about this great cause!  If you’re joining in the middle of the hop, click on over here to start at the beginning.

I read where Cards for Heroes really needs cards that can be used for any purpose, and I instantly thought of using these stamps:



AND!  I thought the owl looked a too plainish standing there by herself, so I got the idea to make a little flag!


I’ve created a little pattern for you if you’d like to make some of these flags yourself!  Just download the pdf HERE, then print it out, trim out a flag, fold it in half and adhere it to a toothpick — I used a glue stick to adhere mine.  If you use the pattern, I’d love to see what you come up with — leave me a linky!

Supplies: Hero Arts Design Block Clouds, Design Block Designer Woodgrain, A Little Note Design Accents set, Four Stylish Owls set, gemstones, and notecards.  Nestabilities Labels One die.  Ribbon by American Crafts.  Prismacolor colored pencils.  And the free pdf pattern HERE.

Here’s some tips on how I made the card:  I stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain on a green die cut, then trimmed it to make a hill — I love woodgrain and am always looking for new ways to use it, ha ha!  Then I used a paper edge distressor to distress the top edge of the hill, made cuts along to the top and then ruffled them up.  To add a little more dimension, I adhered the inner die cut with pop dots. AND!  Since I trimmed the card to make it square, the flag can hang off the edge and still fit in a regular sized envelope.

Next I thought I’d show you card that you can make multiples of in a jiffy — these are great for card drives like Cards for Heroes!


It may look complicated, but thanks to BIG Design Block stamps it’s not at all!  Just stamp the Design Block Reach for the Stars with white Staz-on ink on an acetate notecard like so:


Then stamp the Design Block Designer Woodgrain on a red notecard and cut into strips — you can get 4 strips out of each side of a notecard.  Adhere a strip to the front of the acetate notecard, then put adhesive on the inside of the acetate notecard — behind the strip so that it’s hidden.  Slip a kraft notecard inside and press down on the acetate notecard to adhere it in place.  Then assemble the rest of the pieces and ta dah!


Supplies: Hero Arts Design Block Reach for the Stars, Design Block Designer Woodgrain, Clear Design Card Messages, Clear Design Galaxy of Stars, buttons, red and kraft notecards.  White Staz-On ink by Tsukineko, chestnut roan and dark brown chalk inks by Clearsnap.  Ribbon from my stash.  EK Success corner rounder punch. Blue paper by Bo Bunny.  I embossed the star with white embossing powder.

Now, onwards to the next stop in the hop — my fellow Hero Artist and friend, Shari Carroll!  Hop on over and check out her fabulous creation HERE. And!  I should mention that there’s a great giveaway going on at the Hero Arts Blog right now, plus on Monday we’ll be back with more FUN + giveaways!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend + happy hopping,

187 Replies to “Cards for Heroes Blog Hop + a FREE Pattern!”

  1. OK, that little owl is too cool!  I just love her.  I have a few of your owls, they are so fun to use.  Thanks for joining us in the blog hop this weekend, hope you are having fun jumping around!  We really appreciate your support of Cards for Heroes!  Have a great weekend!

  2. Hopped to your site via the Heroes Blog Hop.  Nice work!

  3. Your cards are great.  Thanks for sharing the pdf file for the flags.

  4. Jessica Purvis says:

    Love both of these cards, but the one with the stars is terrific.  Simple and easy to duplicate.  Thanks for supporting the troops!

  5. WOW.  I am totally in awe of you!  That owl card is absolutely DARLING, but the other one just blew me away.  I had no idea there was such a thing as a clear acetate note card!  Where have I  been?  LOL  I think that rather than buy something new I will use a transparency and just put it on the front of the card, but I will be keeping my eye out for those clear cards if there’s ever a sale. :)  Thanks for participating in CFH and thanks for visiting my blog during the hop :)  And now I”m off to check out the rest of your blog, as I can already tell I’m gonna love it.  Have a great Memorial Day!


  6. Your cards are awesome! I am lovin’ that little owl!

  7. Very cute card.  I like the idea of stamping on acetate.  I am going to try it.  Thanks for the flag pattern.  It will be perfect to add on the July 4th card. 

  8. Awesome cards, Lisa!  Love the owl holding a flag (thanks for the pdf!), and the design on the kraft card is excellent!

  9. wow!! they are stunning cards!! love them

  10. Love your cards.  Thanks for sharing.

  11. Really great cards.  Love the combinations of papers and patterns. TFS

  12. Lisa, these are FABULOUS!  Love that little flag, too… how generous of you to offer the template!  :)

    Happy Memorial Day to ya!

  13. Those are AWESOME!!!!

  14. I LOVE your “Hello” card!  So simple but doesn’t look that way!  Both cards are really nice!  Thanks for sharing and for caring for our heroes!

  15. Thoroughly enjoyed your blog.  I am in San Antonio – so I can
    identify with your beautiful photography.

    Thank you for participating and giving time and talent to CFH.

  16. wow.. stunning stunning.
    not just the cards.. your entire blog is awesome

  17. Your cards are fabulous.  Great inspiration.  Love your whole blog. 

  18. Great card for a great cause,

  19. Cool cards, love the woodgrain effect!

  20. That little owl is just adorable, your grass idea is so clever and of how I love that stamping on the acetate! Great ideas.

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