A Memorial Day Parade of Cards and Colors

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States. Memorial Day weekend falls on the last Monday of May every year and is viewed as the unofficial kickoff to Summer. While we enjoy cookouts, picnics and outdoor events during this three-day weekend, it’s also a day to remember those who’ve died in military service to our country. Many families take vacation this weekend – this year, I’m returning from my extended vacation.

To get you in the mindset for today’s Memorial Day events, I’m focusing my post today on reds, whites and blues.

Red, White & Blue Inspiration

Here are some projects I’ve shared with a red, white & blue color scheme. Not all of these are patriotic in nature, but you’ll quickly find the reds, whites and blues (you’re quick like that. You can click on any of these pictures to see the original posts for each:

Watercolor World, Happy Labels, Stampin Up!, Brian King Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Splendid Thoughts, Stampin Up!, Brian King Rays of Light, Cottage Rose, Stampin Up!, Brian King Inspired Thoughts, Stylish Shapes, Stampin Up!, Brian KingPlayful Alphabet Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King Celebrate Sunflowers, Stampin Up!, Brian King Inspired Thoughts, United through Creativity Download, Stampin Up!, Brian King Itty Bitty Birthdays, Starburst Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian King Well Said, Stampin Up!, Brian KingSupport Ribbon Framelits Dies, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBike Ride, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP092Celebration Time, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Fourth of July card, GDP094Message in a Bottle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Color Combinations

With so many great colors in Stampin’ Up!’s color families, there are lots of great combinations for the Red, White and Blue. I’ve even added some colors that are great stand-ins for gold and silver. From sophisticated to festive, here are some color combinations that might inspire you:

Patriotic Color Combinations: Smoky Slate, Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Patriotic Color Combinations: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Patriotic Color Combinations: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Wild Wheat, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Real Red

I’d love for you to save any of these color combinations to Pinterest or to your computer for future reference. I hope they come in handy.

Today is a special day – how lucky we are to have people who’ve come before us and fought for the freedoms that allow us to be who we are. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day. Whether you are attending a parade, enjoying a cookout, chilling at home or working (some people still have to show up for their jobs), I hope it’s a great day. ♥

Thanks for stopping by today!



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  1. I love a parade of your beautiful cards especially celebrating this holiday. Safe travels on your way home. Enjoy your day!

  2. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Happy Memorial Day weekend, Brian!
    And welcome back from your cruise ๐Ÿšข. Your parade of red, white, and blue cards is awesome ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  3. Love your card parade ! Welcome back from your trip ! It had to have been fun !!
    Happy Memorial Day !

  4. I do love a parade! A star spangled
    Line up of cards for sure!

  5. I like all these cards, but my special favorite is the yellow medallion Heartfelt Thanks. I use this one all the time for birthday cards.

  6. This was a good parade for a solemn day. Remembering all the KIA’s, MIA’s and POW’s.

    Thanks, B.

  7. WooooHoooo, GOD BLESS AMERICA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    Love them all my friend๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Hugs Frenchie ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  8. Wonderful inspiration! Thank you!

  9. These cards are quite nice Brian. Thank you. Inspires me to do some 4th of July red, white, and blue cards next month!

  10. So lovely to have the top card in pride of place in my stamp room. Thank you so much!! A card I shall treasure forever xo

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