Happy July 4 with a Parade of 11 Patriotic Projects

Happy July 4th, my friends! In the United States, we are celebrating the annual birthday for our country. This year’s celebration is like none other. While many of us enjoy the day off from work, most won’t be attending picnics, cookouts, parades or fireworks shows this year. Still, there are so many reasons to stay home, cookout with families or complete some craft projects we’ve been meaning to make.

Are you ready for a parade? Many of these projects feature products that are retired (no longer available for purchase from Stampin’ Up!), but the inspiration for layouts, colors or themes is still there. I hope you enjoy!

Patriotic Themes & Colors

July 4 isn’t the biggest card-giving day of the year, so there’s a reason why there’s not a July 4 section in Stampin’ Up!’s annual catalog. Still, it’s easy to pull together a patriotic card with the products and colors we have. You can click on any of these pictures to see the original post for each.

Playful Alphabet Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King Itty Bitty Birthdays, Starburst Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian King Well Said, Stampin Up!, Brian King So Sentimental Bundle, Peaceful Poppies Deisgner Series Paper, Stone 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin Up!, Brian King, thank you noteBirthday Backgrounds, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Patriotic card, July4

Tabs for Everything, Stampin' UP!, Brian King, July 4 card, patriotic cardSupport Ribbon Framelits Dies, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingEpic Celebrations, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingCelebration Time, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Fourth of July card, GDP094Message in a Bottle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBike Ride, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP092

Patriotic Color Combinations

With so many great colors in Stampin’ Up!’s color families, there are lots of great combinations for the Red, White and Blue. I’ve even added some colors that are great stand-ins for gold and silver. From sophisticated to festive, here are some color combinations that might help you get started:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Coastal Cabana, Misty Moonlight, Real Red Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Real RedStampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Night of Navy Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Real Red, Night of Navy Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red If you are inspired by any (or all) of these color combinations, I hope you’ll save them off to reference later.

I hope it’s a great day for you. Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Happy 4th of July💙🇺🇸❤️, Brian! Loved your parade of patriotic cards! I do remember seeing many of them before😉 4th of July parade, road rally, and fireworks over the bay are all cancelled this year. Thank you for “your” patriotic parade. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Happy July 4th! Love the “Parade”! So much better than watching one in the predicted 90+ degree heat!

  3. I remember some of these ! Gotta love that adorable ship in the bottle !
    Thank you for some great ideas even though it is too late for me to send out July 4th cards I can still come up with some others based on your examples ! It will be fun !
    Happy 4th !

  4. SALUTE! to a delightful and patriotic line-up of cards and creativity! Impossible to pick a favorite but I have to call out the red and white stripe “celebrate” card as uber striking!

  5. You rock! Love the color combinations. I always save them and refer to them often. Very helpful.

  6. Cindie McDuffee

    Love this collection of cards, B., as usual. Happy day with whatever you do!

  7. Hats Off to you …….. And all your Red, White and Blue.

  8. Awesome parade! Happy 4th to you and Jeremiah! Hugs!

  9. Hope your 4th is fantastic, just like this display!

  10. Who doesn’t love a parade of beautiful handmade cards? I also love the color combinations. Enjoy your day! Happy 4th!

  11. I adore the color combo and design of the third card.

  12. What a great parade! Actually, it’s the only parade we will get to see this year so I’m doubly grateful for sharing it. Hopefully you will relax and do a cookout today. Food from the grille always tastes so much better! LOL

  13. Maryann Boisvert

    Thank you, Brian! Thank you participants! Enjoyed your creativity! I especially loved the bicycle with the flowers in the basket!! With your ceativity, it made me think of all the stamp sets I passed up!!

  14. What a wonderful post, Brian- a salute to America and the creative talent of Brian King! Smiles:)

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