Memorial Day Card featuring Tim Holtz products with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the Blog everyone! It’s Shari here with a Memorial Day card featuring Tim Holtz products. I’ve pulled dies and papers together to create a representation of the American flag for my card with meaning.

The Harlequin die was a perfect fit to create stripes over red pattern paper. I was surprised at how well everything fit together.

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The cloth like look of the blue paper from the Dapper collection, represents the fabric of a uniform. The heart is connected to the uniform with Idea-ology ring fasteners and a swivel clasp. The typed token “Brave” is placed to the right as a medal would be placed on a uniform.

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I’ve used some heavy gesso on the heart to give it additional texture, once that was dry, I embellished with mirrored stars.

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I’ve left all the metals and stars pristine, un-destressed or painted. I chose all my idea-ology pieces in the same color tone for coordination with the “Brave” token.  The final addition to this card is the ever important word for Memorial Day… remember.

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I’ve created a video of how to make this card. You can view it below or on our Youtube channel.


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I hope you have a safe and happy holiday tomorrow.


  1. Shari, this card is wonderful! I love how you’ve shown and explained so many features, especially how to pull the thread to the back.

  2. Lovely piece Shari. Love your color choices and the tips are really good to know. I am a quilter and remembering to pull your thread to the back helps in the finishing. Happy Memorial Day

  3. Wow! What a special card this is, Shari! Every detail is so perfect for the occasion. Have I told ya lately how amazing I think you are? ♥

  4. What a special card to celebrate the brave who have served or are serving in our military. Love all the textures and details you added.

  5. so very clever, love the grunge feel of it, but it still looks clean and simple, that gesso on the heart is inspired, great card!

  6. This card creation is so my style … what a wonderful salute to the military!! My husband was a decorated Vietnam veteran and I am always looking for card inspiration as I love taking cards up to our local VA hospital.

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