Home of the Brave Easel Card

Photoplay America the Beautiful Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01 Home of the Brave Easel Card with Amazing Paper Grace July 2021 DOM

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick of the month of July with a red, white and blue Home of the Brave Easel Card.  How much do we love the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit this month?  This Mini House Vignette Die has endless possibilities!  I’ve paired it up with some great vintage patterns from Photo Play’s America the Beautiful Collection.  It’s Americana Home Décor for all seasons, but especially appropriate for Independence Day.

Instead of creating the pop up box, I simply die cut the pieces from patterned paper and cut the trims from copper metallic paper to create this dimensional scene.  Patriotic Star Sparkletz burst from the center of the fireworks display in the sky.   Create a welcome mat for the front door by layering the “welcome” die cut over a scrap of copper metallic paper.

Adorn the stopper of the card with faded blue flowers, berries and bright red ribbon.  Cut the sentiment from the center of a 4″ x 6″ journal card, pop it up on dimensionals and this little card is ready to be displayed.

A Peek Inside

The stopper for this card is actually a pocket.  Create a mini gift card wallet from paper scraps.  My mom always used to send our kids some ice cream money for the 4th of July, and that’s a tradition I’m happy to carry on.  Stickers from the paper collection decorate the card interior.

Join the Club!

If you would like to join the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Star Spangled Savings Event

It’s my patriotic duty to let you know about the Star Spangled Savings Event that is going on at Spellbinders.  You can save up to 40% on select dies, embossing folders, stamps, hot foil plates and mixed media supplies right now.

I hope you found some inspiration for your next crafty adventure in today’s post.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




8 thoughts on “Home of the Brave Easel Card

  1. Susan Steele

    Wow! Luv your Home of the Brave Easel card Kathy!!! So, so Patriotic thru and thru! And luv the idea of sending ice cream money …you just have the best ideas! I have been trying to find my patriotic papers …and they’re hiding somewhere! That’s what I get for organizing things …grrrrr!!! Or maybe my eyes aren’t seeing that well yet! Lol! Have a wonderful July 4th weekend! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Rosemary D. Schroader

    Love it, Kathy! Who wouldn’t want to display this card in her home from Memorial Day through Labor Day!!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy! I am almost speechless over this incredible creation. If anything ever expressed American patriotism this is it! OMG, the decorated house, the welcome mat, the banner inside, the little bottle rocket and everything is just so perfect for showing the love of our country! You have put it all together so perfectly as usual! I think this might be my most favorite patriotic card you have ever created. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Martie Rollin

    @ “loves” in my life…easel cards and patriotic themes!! Those blueberries are really making me smile!! This card is definitely a keeper!! Happy 4th to you, Kathy!

  5. Cheryl Wells

    This card is perfect – the house dies, I’m pretty sure I NEED them – love the red, white and blue Kathy!!!!

  6. MaryH

    Love the creative thoughtful interaction your mom created for this holiday and that you are caring on the tradition to build memories/traditions for your grandchildren. As usual this folio is a stunner with your cleaver use of paper scraps, the die set and the inspirational color scheme you picked, thus producing something cheerful, pretty and unique. I would love to see their faces when this arrives for them and the excitement to get to that ice cream! Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. 1sassy1

    This folio is so much fun! You’ve definitely captured the spirit of America’s birth. It is perfect to send to your grandkids and I love the idea of sending them money for ice cream. My Grandma always sent money at Christmas to buy the four of us new pajamas. It’s something we recall all the time so it obviously made an impression. I’m sure your grandchildren will someday fondly recall your annual July 4th gift. Your cards are something to remember because they are so unique and beautiful! Thank you for the continued inspiration!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

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