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Celebrate USA

July 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Celebrate USA

Happy Independence Day to my fellow US citizens, both natural-born and naturalized! I wanted to create a card to celebrate this special day.

The card base is a piece of 12″ x 3″ textured Whisper White card stock folded in half, with the outside corners rounded. First I stamped the sentiment in Not Quite Navy and Real Red inks, then I added a few dry-embossed stars using the Punches Plus brass stencil. I rubbed the inside of the card with wax paper before dry embossing, so that the stylus would glide more easily across the paper.

The Classic Backgrounds set was used for both the big star and the little ones inside the word “celebrate.” I used a Styled Silver brad with matching star and Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon as embellishments. You can click on the image to see a larger picture.

Have a safe and festive holiday weekend!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Celebrate Everything, Classic Backgrounds, Well-Worn Alphabet
Paper: Whisper White (textured and regular), Real Red
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Punches Plus Classy Brass Template, Empressor Stylus, 1/8″ Circle Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: fun & frolicky

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 carolina // Jul 4, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Happy 4th to you! Love the size and how your layout fully utilizes it…just adorable!

  • 2 Lisa Henke // Jul 4, 2008 at 8:13 am

    fun and festive! I love the rounded corners and the stars!

  • 3 Angie Tieman // Jul 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Love this!! It’s so cute and clever! I never use this alphabet (and need to!), so thanks for showing it in such a great way!

  • 4 jackie // Jul 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Love the embossed stars! They are a perfect touch on this striking card!

  • 5 Maureen // Jul 5, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Happy 4th right back at ya! Love the card…fun, bright and summery!
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