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!
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.
Today, July 2nd, is the LAST DAY to register & pay for my Turtle Friends Class to Go.
Please email me for registration & payment information.
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.
Option to Add On the Evergreen Border Punch at catalog price of $23
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!