Celebrate Independence Day with a Free Friday Download

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day in the USA , is a day spent celebrating our nation and the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Picnics, parties, BBQ's, parades, and fireworks displays are some of the ways we celebrate. My card below is fitting for our celebrating the 4th of July. Fireworks displays are always my first thought when I think about celebrating the 4th. What great memories I have of our family piling into the station wagon and Dad driving us to watch the fireworks at Great Northern Mall and the many times Peter and I took our own children to watch fireworks in the different communities we lived. I still love to go watch fireworks light up the night sky in celebration of our country's freedom.

While I made this card to celebrate America's Independence day, I think it would do well as a graduation card in one's school colors. It could also serve as a birthday or retirement card or any other cause for celebration. Just use colors to fit your occasion or recipient. Or consider sending your favorite college students a card in their collegiate colors celebrating their achievements.

This card also shows the versatility of our Stampin' Up! products as the fireworks were made with 2 stamps from the Garden Wishes Stamp Set. It's so fun to see the creativity that comes as a result of stampers "thinking outside the box". Who would have thought a dandelion could be used to stamp a fireworks display? I love it! Every time I discover that a stamp set or punch or die can be used in a way different than its intended purpose, I'm happy that I use Stampin' Up! products and belong to such clever group of crafters willing to share their creativity with others. Plus, it makes me feel that I am getting even more for my money, and that's always a good thing!

Click here to Download Project Sheet – Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks

Garden Wishes Stamp Set & Create with Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Garden Wishes Stamp Set & Create with Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


The following photos show you the steps I used the dandelion bloom only without stem for it to stamp fireworks.

Step 1: Adhere top of stamp to clear block. Use Washi Tape to cover the stem.

(Sticky note may also work, but I find Washi Tape easier to work with for this technique.)
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Step 2: Ink up the dandelion bloom in a corner of the Real Red ink pad. (Use corner of ink pad only to avoid getting ink on other parts of red rubber below the Washi Tape.)
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Step 3:  Remove Washi Tape and stamp on Basic White card stock. Repeat steps 1-3 several times to stamp red fireworks.
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Don't forget to click here to Download Project Sheet – Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks



Today, July 2nd, is the LAST DAY to register & pay for my Turtle Friends Class to Go.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

Let your friends & family know they are turtle-y loved with cute cards made with my Turtle Friends Class to Go. Class fee of $52 includes Turtle Friends Stamp Set & Turtle Punch; pack of Resin Hearts Embellishments; pre-cut card stock & embellishments & trim to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); PDF Tutorial; and Priority Shipping.


Turtle Friends Class to Go = $52

Buy 2 Kits – 1 for you, 1 for a friend – Save on Shipping = $94

Card Supplies with package of Resin Hearts Embellishments Only = $28

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

Schedule for Turtle Friends Class to Go:

  • July 2nd – Deadline to register & pay
  • July 3rd – Stampin' Up! supplies will be ordered.
  • July 12-15th – Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • July 16th – Class to Kits will ship.


It is also the LAST DAY to register & pay for my July 16th Online Christmas in July Cards & Bingo Night.

$35 class fee includes Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set; pre-cut card stock & Tidings of Christmas DSP & embellishments to make 4 different cards with me during the live event; Bingo card; and Bingo prizes for winners. We'll play 4 games of Bingo. Each prize package has minimum value of $25. PLUS, because we're celebrating Christmas in July, I have a bonus gift for everyone who signs up.

Your event kit ships to your home in time for the Live Zoom event for $8.     

This event continues to grow in popularity. Are you interested in participating on July 16? Email me ASAP for registration & payment information.


Option to Add On the Evergreen Border Punch at catalog price of $23


Kits & Kaboodle Night via Zoom – July 12, 2021 – 7-9pm EST
Join me for my first – but not last – Online Kit & Kaboodle event . This event is for anyone & everyone, no crafting experience needed. This is sure to be a FUN-FILLED event with NO stress involved. A perfect way to start your week!
STEP 1: Purchase a kit (or 2) from my Stampin' Up!'s Kits Collection using this link: https://bit.ly/35MoHsb. There are several to choose from, and ALL are great for even those new to paper crafting!
Order your kit ASAP for timely delivery.
STEP 2: Once you've placed the order for your kit, click here to register for the event and get the Zoom Link.
STEP 3: Then join me July 12th, 7-9pm EST, on Zoom to complete your kit(s), socialize, & play a game or two. I'll be giving away several prizes!
PLEASE: Invite your friends, neighbors, sisters, cousins, co-workers, etc to join us too. This is sure to be a FUN-FILLED event with NO stress involved. A perfect way to start your week!


Thanks for viewing today' blog post. Enjoy your Free Friday Download and the stamping technique shown.

However you celebrate this 4th of July weekend, I hope your celebration is filled with fun and joy in the company of family & friends. Be safe!


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