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Friday, July 3, 2020

Let's Celebrate

Hi peeps,

It's a holiday Friday, Yay! I had a fairly long day at work yesterday, almost 10 hours, and so I'm really happy that I'm free to veg today.

A few days ago I made some 4th of July themed cards. I was playing around with an older Concord & 9th Turnabout set and after making a few backgrounds in other colors, I thought it would make a great red and blue background for 4th of July cards. One of the cards uses this week's Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge for inspiration.

Here are the two cards together. These are bright and bold cards. The stamp set is a long retired SU set called July 4th.

Below are the insides of the cards. The greeting is Avery Elle, the fireworks stamp is from the same SU stamp set.

Here are close up pictures of each card.

This first one uses the Sunday Stamps layout. If you haven't used one of the C&9th Turnabout sets, you use a square "jig" to hold the paper and stamp the image 4 times turning the jig 1/4 turn each time. To get the background colors in the order I wanted, I stamped red ink on turns 1 and 3 and the blue in on turns 2 and 4. The star stamps in the stamp set correspond to the SU medium star punch. I layered them with the medium Die-namics Star die. The flag banners are also Die-namics dies.

For the second card, I stamped the small star stamp from the set all over two narrow strips of white card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold EP.  To make the folded circle element, I used my Scor Buddy to score at 1/4 inches down each strip, then folded each score line in the opposite direction. I did this with both strips of paper and glued the ends together with double sided tape, then formed it into the circle. I used a fair amount of liquid glue to hold the circle shape and glue it on the card. It's been a long time since I made one of these. I thought it fun for a July 4th card.

For the background, I used the same C&9th Turnabout stamp. I stamped with blue ink for turns 1 and 3 only. Then I moved the jig with the paper so that the image was in the middle of two blue rows, then stamped in the same manner with red. To me, the rows kind of look like crape paper streamers.

These were not quick cards to make, but super fun to make.

Wishing everyone a fun, relaxing, social distanced 4th of July holiday. Stay safe all!
Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: July 4th set by Stampin' Up, Retro Petals Turnabout set by Concord & 9th, and Banner Bits set by Avery Elle
Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red and Brilliant Blue card stock, Neenah Desert Storm card stock
Ink: SU Real Red, Brilliant Blue, VersaMark
Other: SU Medium Star punch, Die-namics Star and Fish Tail Flags dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner Die, Spellbinders Large Scalloped circle die, Scor Buddy, white and gold embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, Gemini Jr., foam tape, liquid glue, enamel star embellishments


  1. Fun cards! Perfect for the holiday weekend, love those star die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. So fun, Colleen - I just had these sets out yesterday to play with, lol. So festive! Love your designs! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Wonderful cards! So Patriotic and festive...great job! Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS!


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