First of all, special thanks to Jess (Jess E), not only for hosting the pocket letter swap here, but for providing me with the darling vintage Americana Patriotic Chic images in each pocket except #5. I didn't do a lot of embellishing on them, as I didn't want to cover them up. I did, however, alternate blue and red backgrounds with cardstock and embossed each one with my Darice Stars Embossing Folder. I also inked around the edges of the images with VersaMagic Night Sky.
Also, special thanks to Carri (Caletts) for the chippie star in the middle that I embossed with gold and blue embossing powders. I added a striped button to the top of that after cutting off the shank. I also added the same button to the sidebar. They, along with the gold star and eagle buttons came from Walmart and I've had them for at least a year.
And to Beth (Rabbit51-Beth) for the tiny red ribbon roses.
For the middle card I embossed white cardstock with the stars also, diecut my crochet borders (Tim Holtz) and added liquid pearls and stickles. Each card has either liquid pearls or stickles on it. I also used Zing Clear embossing powder on #1, #4 and #6 on the metal looking pieces.
Pleated ribbon on the sidebar from HL and metallic stars I got at Walmart a few years ago.
I have posted close ups of each row to see detail better. Thank you so much for visiting my gallery!!