Happy 4th of July

I hope you have a wonderful day with your family & friends celebrating Independence Day!  I just got home from the airport and brought Kyle home.  I’m thrilled to have everyone under one roof again for the next week.

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It’s time for a patriotic card featuring Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White, The layout of this card comes from a card featured in our demonstrator magazine – Stampin’ Success.  It was a completely different color scheme but the stamp set and layout worked for this patriotic card.

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The card base is Real Red.  Then I have a layer of Whisper White card stock and used the Stripes decorative Mask and a Sponge Dauber to add the red stripes to it.  All the stars are from the Be the Star stamp set and all are stamped in Night of Navy ink.  The larger stars were die cut with the coordinating Star Framelits.  The stamp set and framelits are available as a bundle for a 15% savings!

I’ve started saving all the little strips I end up with after cutting the layers for the front of the card.  I have a bunch stored in a bucket on my craft table and then pull them out when I need to for adding a greeting on a card like this one.  Here I used the And Many More stamp set for the word celebrate.  To create the little flag at the end you can use the new Triple Banner Punch.  When you want to use a strip narrower than the 1″ guide just flip the punch over and position your strip before you punch it.

Finish with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and Rhinestones.  I hope you like this Red, White and Blue Card.

Thanks for visiting.

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