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Published on November 12th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick


Thank You, Veterans!

Today I want to say “Thank You Veterans!”   I am so very grateful to each hero and their families for their service and sacrifice for our Country.

This scrapbook page honors my favorite Veteran, my brother-in-law, Tom.   The pictures of him were taken as he returned from an Honor Flight earlier this year.

veterans page

The close-up photos below may be easier to see –

veterans top  veterans bottom

The dimensional stars on the page were made with the “Star” folding die by Nellie Snellen.  I just love these stars!   I made the stars by cutting two strips using the die.  These are folded and attached together to form a star shape.   The original design of the star is a 6-pointed star, but I modified it to make it a more traditional 5-pointed star by removing just a small section of one of the strips. These photographs show the original six-pointed star, and the portion I removed to make a five-pointed star.

six point star  cut off 6th point

Whether you make the 5-pointed or 6-pointed version of the star, you will need foundation pieces so that the star will keep its shape.  I used the Nellie Snellen 5-point star shape dies for this.  It is a very cute set – the largest star is only 2.25” across.

Carrie demonstrated how to use the Nellie Snellen folding dies in her video a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve linked that video below.

The background paper is a piece of heavyweight handmade paper.  It came with the rough, deckled edges.  I added a little red and blue color with a Darice craft marshmallow and some Memento inks.  I stamped the sentiments with Black Versafine ink, and embossed them using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder.  The stars and the backgrounds are from red, white and blue metallic papers by The Paper Cut.

Supplies used

Star folding die by Nellie Snellin

5-point star Shape Dies by Nellie Snellin

Die cutting/embossing machine – I used my Cuttlebug

One 12×12 sheet of heavyweight handmade paper – I used white

Memento inks – Paris Dusk and Lady Bug

Cardstock in red, white and blue – I used metallic papers by The Paper Cut

Black Versafine ink

Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Heat Gun

Patriotic sentiments – I used “My Hero Sentiments Set” by Stamper’s Best

DoCrafts frame die set “Doorplate”

Adhesives – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




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About the Author

I have always enjoyed crafts of every kind! At an early age I learned to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. As long as I can remember there has been a project (or two or three!) that I am working on. I am a Certified Intermediate Copic Designer teaching participants how to effectively use their markers. For a number of years I have taught classes including counted thread embroidery (linen work and specialty stitches), soft sculpture and knitting. Being retired gives me the luxury of spending more of my time in the craft world.

  • Debbie M

    Love this scrapbook page and tribute to a Veteran! Those stars are so cool! Beautiful page!

  • Cheryl Harwick

    Thank you!

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