Let’s Celebrate with Confetti Celebration

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:

Confetti Celebration, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, July 4 card

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.

    Confetti Celebration, Stampin' Up!

    Confetti Celebration, Stampin’ Up!

  • 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.

    Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • 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:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White

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

Confetti Celebration, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, July 4 card


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  1. What a great card to celebrate our Independence Day! Great design. I love the butterfly. Have a great Sunday!

  2. Carla Schechner

    Love the red with the Pacific Point, Brian!!! Another card I will be casing:0)
    Happy 4th to you as well.

  3. Great card ! I love Pacific Point and so glad you put it on stage today !!
    That little red butterfly is so cute ! Lastly ….(is that a word?) I love the font on the sentiment !!

  4. Love.your.card, Brian!! Pacific Point is one of my fave blues! Love that butterfly, also.

  5. Another Holiday, another gorgeous card by BK! Love those square dies, I’m saving my pennies for them! LOL Happy 4th of July everyone.

  6. This may be one of my most favorite patriotic cards ever. Love the stripes and pretty die cut butterfly!

  7. Great card! Just my style in its simplicity and cleaness.
    Your reminder of focusing on how fortunate we are to live in the USA is well taken by this reader. Happy Birthday America! It IS a great place to live!

  8. Beautiful card, beautiful write up, Yay USA

  9. Robbye Hamilton

    Super cute card Brian. I can almost hear Yankee Doodle Dandy when I look at it.

  10. Brian PERFECT my friend , lets
    Have a safe one ,

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