Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CELEBRATE CINCO de MAYO!

Cinco De Mayo is a celebration dating back to the Battle of Puebla.  The battle was between a 6,000 strong French army against a poorly  equipped Mexican army of 2,000.  The Mexican army defeated the French who were known to be the premier army of the world.   



A couple of days ago for Altered Pages I made this Pocket Letter Page.  I first cut the colors of the flag of Mexico: green, white and red to make the three columns of my page, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. 


Enlarge the map of Mexico to cover several of the cards.  Adhere to the cards with glue stick, butting up the cards so the map will line up when cut apart. Let dry before cutting.


Fussy cut images from Altered Pages collage sheets Cinco de Mayo, Olde Mexico & Flags of All Nations . Cut pieces of MD Hobby & Craft Metal Mesh to use as an embellishment on the page.  Using scraps of the green, white and red cut banner flags. 

Layout items on the cards, moving and arranging until you are satisfied with the design.   




 
 Close-ups of MD Hobby & Craft Wire Mesh!
 

 
Cards in the Pocket Page ready to add little gifts and a letter to a lucky recipient!
 
 
Enjoy your day!!!
 
 
Supplies:
Altered Pages Cinco de MayoOlde Mexico & Flags of All Nations
MD Hobby & Craft Wire Mesh
Cardstock - green, white and red
Stapler and staples
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Double sided adhesive
Edges Bazzill - red
Doily
Dimensional stickers
Pocket Page

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