Thanks for your Service

Memorial Day has always been a somber sort of day for me.

I know it signifies the beginning of summer and many open their pools and enjoy barbecues and parades on the day off work.

I like all of that, too, but I can’t help but remember what the day means. I was married to the Navy and my son is currently serving in Guam. I understand the sacrifices servicemen and women make for us. So, when Glue Dots® asked me to create a project for Memorial Day, the first thing I thought of was a gift that can be given to a veteran as a small token of appreciation. This is what I came up with …

The box is an Accu-Cut design using paper from Creative Imaginations. I placed a piece of acetate in the window and used Glue Lines® to hold it all together.

Next, I painted Maya Road chipboard letters with a Paint Dabber and, when dry, covered the letters with Diamond Glaze. I love the look it gives the letters. I used Micro Glue Dots® to adhere them to the box.

Then, I cut out stars from QuicKutz, now Lifestyle Crafts, out of white cardstock, painted them gold and then attached them with Mini Glue Dots®.

For the final touch, I took metal adhesive paper from QuicKutz, backed it with cardstock, and then cut out two dog tags using a QuicKutz die. I added a little Alcohol Ink to add some dimension and a bit of chain. I used Glue Lines® to attach it to the top of the box.

Inside, I added a white doily by Little Yellow Bicycle and then some no-bake cookies, my husband’s favorite.

I know it isn’t much compared to the sacrifices made by a vet, but at least they will know we appreciate them!

I wrote this while serving on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

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