One of our church members recently made some flag cards for our kid’s group to complete for our mission focus for July – – – Pray 4 R Troops. Her cards were all nicely cut with a Cricut machine BUT as I don’t have one and I can’t cut a straight line mine are a little less polished.
The children each wrote a special message and the pre-school children drew pictures.
We plan to send the cards along with Goodwill Boxes to a group of local soldiers that will be leaving for Afghanistan soon. This gives us a little time to collect our goodies to send and for the boxes to arrive shortly after they do. We plan on sending items the troops may have a hard time getting overseas.
- Flag Paper
- Blue Cardstock
- Red Cardstock
- White “USA” Cardstock Letters
- Mini Brads
- Jingle Bells
- Red, White & Blue Baker’s Twine
- White Star & Heart Button
- White or Parchment Cardstock
- Silver Metallic Permanent Pen
- Glue Stick
- Adhesive Foam Squares
- Tear a sheet of blue cardstock in half. Tear around the edges so that it will fit on a 5×7 card or half sheet of cardstock.
- Tear the flag paper to fit in the blue cardstock.
- Tear a 2”x2” square of blue cardstock. Dab on “stars” with the silver metallic marker.
- Punch holes with a pinpoint hole-punch in each corner of the blue square.
- Lay the blue square in the left top corner of the flag paper and then punch holes in the flag paper to line up with the other holes. I had to mark the lower right with a pin and then punched a hole with a pen.
- Repeat with the blue cardstock.
- Join everything with mini brads.
- I added a red cardstock heart outline (punch a heart shape and then tear around it) to the bottom left of the flag paper with a mini brads stuck through a small heart button.
- Glue the flag paper down to the blue cardstock.
- Then glue everything to the front of the card.
- Tear a piece of red cardstock copying the shape on the card. Measure to make sure the cardstock letters fit the piece and glue the letters down.
- Wrap the Baker’s Twine around the red cardstock piece and tie off leaving about 2” ends.
- Select a small star button that will not obscure the twine. Thread the ends through the star button and double knot in the middle. Tie small jingle bells on the ends.
- Use foam squares to secure the red cardstock to the front of the card so it is a little elevated.