Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket

Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m breaking out the red, white & blue with this Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket.  I’m not sure where this year has gone to, but it’s almost summer!  Yikes!  That means it’s time to get some Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day projects rolled out.  Thankfully, Really Reasonable Ribbon has a huge supply of Patriotic Ribbons!

A personal favorite is the Patriotic Plaid featured in this fun little Pinwheel Pocket card.  It ties such pretty bows, looks great as a border, and leftover pieces can be tucked in as a fishtail banner behind a rosette.

Patriotic Pinwheels and Tags

I can’t remember the last time I made a pinwheel, but it’s been a while.  Paper drinking straws are less than satisfactory in a beverage….but they make a great stem on a pinwheel!  Is your straw the wrong color?  No problem!  Dress it up with Flag Grosgrain Ribbon as I did here.

Grosgrain ribbon makes a great border, too!  The tiny blue stars grosgrain ribbon has sold out in the RRR shop.  But no worries!  You can sub in the Tiny Red Stars Grosgrain in the border and tag streamers.  Stick with the Poppy Red Checkerboard Satin that I used, or add a pop of blue with Electric Blue Diamond Satin Ribbon instead.

Any way you combine colors, red, white and blue always looks amazing!

A Peek inside

Did I forget to mention that this card opens?  Add a flap and pocket feature inside the card to take it to the next level.

There is plenty of room to journal on the back side of the flap, and room to add a nice sized photo, too.  The ephemera border is easily transformed into a pocket when you only place adhesive on 3 sides.  That gives you room to fold a 6″ x 4″ journal card and tuck it in.  You could even add a little ice cream gift card here.  Because let’s face it, friends…a cone in the summertime is about as all-American as it gets!

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas that you can use as you make your own red, white and blue projects.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  To comment, click on the “REPLIES” button right below the title at the top of this page. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!





13 thoughts on “Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket

  1. Suzanne Laungayan

    God has given you such amazing talent! You are undoubtably the best crafter I have ever met! I love all your creations! No one in this world surpasses you!

  2. Jill McAuley

    What a sizzling, “fireworks” display of a card! Stand up and salute all those who sacrificed for our great nation! You have reminded me to finally use my pinwheel punch board from Memory Keepers…and I will use this month’s RRR ribbon of the month club selection to match. Thanks Kathy.

  3. Sandy Artman

    Let the celebration begin! This project has so many “bells & whistles” and they put that box pocket on the front of your card to great use! It is virtually screaming FUN & FIREWORKS.
    I am constantly amazed how you can have all these elements and, instead of a big mess, you have a composition of balance and harmony. Such a visual delight. Cheers!

  4. Helen Budz

    What a delightful creation, Kathy. It’s a true celebration–the pinwheel adds such a fun touch. The RRR patriotic collection is amazing–so many options! Your project made me realize that it’s not too early to start my own July 4th projects for family and friends. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  5. Martie Rollin

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Give me red, white and blue all year round! Seeing that first photo has made my day! Colorful, meaningful and so appropriate and inspiring, Kathy!!! I LOVE those 2 tags…they’d be terrific all on their own. The buttons are perfect embellishments. This is such a wonderful project…definitely makes me have faith in the American people to pull together!! Thank you, Kathy…you are making a positive difference in our world. I’m so glad Really Reasonable Ribbon chose you to be on their Design Team!

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy, this is the perfect decoration for a table – not only a really great card, this definitely has the “WOW” factor – I love it!!!!

  7. Claire Gagne

    What an outstanding card this one is Kathy. Absolutely love everything about it. You really went all out on it. Be safe & TYFS

  8. chance1022gmailcom

    This is a stunning piece of art. Love everything! The colors, pinwheel, charms, etc. Gorgeous!

  9. Susan Steele

    Oh yes!!! Patriotic thru and thru! Yikes is right!!! It will be here before we know it! Luv this Patriotic project of red, white and blue goodness! This creation is just great! Thanks for sharing this! Take care and hope everything is still going well on the homefront! Hugs, Suzy Q

  10. Sara Barker

    Kathy, you have blown this one out of the ballpark! I love Americana, and this one presses all my patriotic buttons–the pinwheel, banners, medallions, and the good ole red, white and blue. Great papers, ribbons and embellishments, and as always all those little flaps and folds that just tickle me pink! Just a heads up–there’s a little envelope making it’s way to your home! Have a great week! Hugs!

  11. Gena Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! I LOVE when you start your patriotic themed projects. You always choose the most beautiful red, white and blue papers and ribbons. This pocket is so much fun and really puts me in the mood for summer picnics and fireworks displays. The pinwheels somehow make me think of county fairs and I love those little charms and buttons, so cute! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

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