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Lisa Adametz

Patriotic Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! It’s Lisa here and I have a neat little Independence Day card (or any other patriotic occasion) for you today. I’m using some exciting new products that you’ll be sure to LOVE!

Patriotic Card Tutorial by Lisa Adametz for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making the Patriotic Card

1. I started by creating my card front ¼” smaller than my A2 sized card base (that way I knew I could add a little bit of color between the card base and card front.) On the front panel I used an embossing folder with a diffuser and ran it through my embossing/die-cutting machine to get an open area.

2. Next, using three different sheets of patterned paper I die-cut my stars. This all goes very quickly since the stars were still attached. Then I just mixed and matched the papers.

3. Using the Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4in for the backs of the stars to keep them all secured together.Two pieces does the trick and they stay in place.


I stamped the letters “USA” in a watermark ink and then heat set them with an embossing powder in glittery red. After that was complete, I filled the letters in using watercolor pencils.

4.  I used the Double Sided Tape Dispenser Grand (also part of the HomeHobby by 3L line) to secure the ribbon to my card front. I also tied a small piece of baker’s twine around one side, which I secured with an Adhesive Dots 3D.

Tip: Adding a Dodz Adhesive Dot under your ribbons and bows is a great way to keep them from shifting and sliding.

5. Using an assortment from the 3D Foam Squares Black Mix, I applied a variety all over the backs of the stars. In areas that would just overlap other stars, I used my E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Adhesive.


This was so much fun to create and I always love to make and share ANYTHING patriotic!

Happy 4th of July!

Patritotic cards, scrapbook pages, banners & projects

Click to see more patriotic projects!

From Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable
Adhesive Dots 3D
3D Foam Squares Black Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®
Double-Sided Tape Dispenser Grand
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″

Other Supplies:
Cardstock – My Favorite Things
Dies & Alpha stamps – Technique Tuesday
Accessories –Baker’s Twine
Pencils –  Watercolor Pencils
Embossing Powder – WOW!
Embossing Folder – Lifestyle Crafts/We-R-Memory Keepers






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