During a political year, it’s especially difficult to remember that we live in a pretty awesome country. As divided as we might feel up to (and after) Fall election, we are pretty fortunate to live here. Since I have a GDP project tomorrow, I’m sharing my “Happy July 4th!” card today. Crisp and simple, here’s my red, white and blue beauty:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Celebrate [sel-uh-breyt]: to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities. While “celebrate” stamps are mostly used for birthdays, they are also perfect for sending well-wishes on anniversaries, for offering congratulations and for honoring holidays. This “let’s celebrate” from Confetti Celebration felt perfect for July 4 – change up the colors for almost any other celebration.
- Versatile Dies. This card features two new dies – two cuts from a new set of Framelits and one cut from a new set of Thinlits – can you identify them? You already know I’m not going to wait for you to guess, right? I used the new Layered Squares for to crop the sentiment (didn’t have to Stamp-a-ma-jig my sentiment for this one because I cropped it after I stamped it) and for the Real Red scalloped square. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the Pacific Point border around the sentiment. I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for the butterfly/flower/burst that accents the sentiment. Yippee! I love the versatility of these dies. If you want to print out the measurements of the Layered Circles, Squares and Ovals, CLICK HERE.
- Patriotic Colors. Real Red is perfect for any patriotic celebration in the United States. Almost any shade of blue will work with Real Red to convey a patriotic feeling. Earlier this week, I paired Real Red with Night of Navy and Pool Party (you can see those cards here and here). Dapper Denim is another great one! I used Pacific Point here – if you like this combination, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Confetti Celebration Papers: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Pacific Point), Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White Inks: Pacific Point Accessories: Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day!
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