Hurray For The Red, White And Blue Card

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July is here! We are counting down to the Fourth. No matter who you are – no matter where you live – I invite you to join us in celebrating liberty and freedom!

Today’s vintage-themed card celebrates the beautiful Red, White and Blue of the American Flag, which was adopted in 1777. The colors of the flag – and the meanings attributed to the colors – actually are derived from the Great Seal, which was devised a year earlier (and officially adopted in 1782). The meanings associated with the colors are:

  • White for purity and innocence.
  • Red for hardiness and valour.
  • Blue for vigilance, perseverance and justice.

Other meanings have also been attributed over the years!

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, sharing your latest acquisitions, or spotlighting your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at our weekly parties as well!

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46 Responses to “Hurray For The Red, White And Blue Card”

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  1. Diana Taylor says:

    That’s a gorgeous card – I love the look of the aged parchement. Happy 4th of July, hope you have a good one!
    Diana #32

  2. I love the effect of the layering, especially with that mica/vellum piece you laced on top. Have a happy 4th of July weekend. WOYWW #39

  3. Kathy Stacy says:

    Love the vintage feel of your card as well as the explanation of the colors of the flag and their meaning. So glad you were able to join us in our Red, White & Blue challenge. I see you like challenges and another team I am working on has a Red, White & Blue challenge this week called, The House That Stamps Built at: http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/color-challenges/wiw-color-challenge-red-white-blue/

    Take care and thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  4. JanR says:

    Great card! I like what you did with the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  5. Upside down kitty pics are the best! I like that card. Inspired by the torn transparent paper. I also like the string threaded through the grommets. Happy 4th! Diane #34 WOYWW

  6. bad kitty says:

    Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage.
    We would love to see you again …Bad Kitty- Fiki DTx
    Have a nice day

  7. Lisca Meijer says:

    What a lovely flag card! I love it!
    I also love your explanations of the colours. Particularly as the Dutch flas is also red/whit/blue, but in horizontal stripes. I’m sure their meaning will be similar.
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#29

  8. Ema says:

    Wow! How creative! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

  9. Katy Taylor says:

    LOVE the look of vellum on this card…fantastic job! to the Craftin Desert Divas Red, White & Blue Linky Party!

  10. Sybrina K says:

    This is one festive red-white-and-blue card! Love your torn vellum and kraft base. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. 🙂

  11. Cazro says:

    Fabulous patriotic design. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  12. Mary Marin says:

    This is really beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Sister Act and good luck Maria DT

  13. willeke says:

    What a wonderful card !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    Hugs
    Willeke
    DT Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Lisa J says:

    Thanks for sharing this patriotic creation with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge

  15. Holley says:

    sweet the Red White and blue meanings! thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog. Cheers, Holley

  16. MARYVONNE says:

    Stunning !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenges and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT

  17. Sue Peck says:

    What a fantastic blog to visit. Loving your patriotic card and the beautiful cat photos. Thank you for sharing everything with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT x

  18. Andrea W says:

    Wonderful card celebrating the Red, White and Blue! I love the vintage look and grommet details. Your crafty kitty is awfully cute!!! Glad you shared your creation with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  19. Great card! It definitely has a vintage feel and really reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of some of the original flags. Thanks for sharing the meaning behind the colors, I had never heard that before. Thanks for playing with LTSCB for our “No Rulz Blog Hop”.

  20. Anet says:

    Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  21. Hazel says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 92 – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  22. Billie A says:

    Great creative design. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination

  23. AJ says:

    Wonderful Patriotic card. Love the gems and the charm. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  24. LaVoice says:

    You did a perfect card for this special occasion.

  25. Bettina says:

    This is fabolous. Love the red, white and blue design. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  26. DIANA L. says:

    Beautiful card Regina thanks for join my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JULY LINKY CHALLENGE. HAVE A BLESSED DAY DIANA L. and a safe 4th of July

  27. RobinfromCA says:

    I love your Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue card! I need to start making cards again. Heaven knows, I’ve got enough supplies to start a store!
    Happy 4th!
    Robin

  28. Amanda says:

    Hi there, Beautiful card and love all the coloured glass gems down the sides.
    Perfect card with all the layers for our Layers Challenge at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  29. Louise says:

    Beautiful card for July 4th!, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  30. Saw your card on the S’ARTurday meme…you are so creative and inspiring….Happy summer♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/monolith/

  31. Joyce says:

    Very nice card. The torn velum is a really nice touch. Love it. Thanks for visiting us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  32. Monika says:

    Fun card for the celebration. Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges.
    Regards, Monika DT.

  33. Crystal says:

    Quite a unique project! Love the way you incorporated red, white & blue. Thanks for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope you join us for the next linky party.

    Have a great week!

    Crystal CDD DT

  34. Annie says:

    What a fun patriotic card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! 🙂 ~Annie

  35. Craftybunny says:

    What a super card.Just love the colours against the kraft.Great details too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  36. Kathy says:

    Nice job on this card. Very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  37. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  38. tracy says:

    Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  39. Stephanie Rose Bird says:

    Gorgeous! I love the different types of materials you use and how cleverly your merge them in this piece. It works!

  40. RoRa says:

    Love the design.. Thank you for taking part at Art by Mi Ran challenge #35.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw..

    hugs,
    ~RoRa

  41. pat martin says:

    Fabulous card-love the effect you got with the vellum!
    Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place this month.

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