As we approach the 4th of July, we begin to think of red, white, and blue. I have just that kind of card for you today. In fact, I have two of them! Let me give a shout out to Teri West. She was my inspiration!
For one of the cards I used the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack. I chose the colors Azure Afternoon and Poppy Parade. For the other card, I used Real Red and Starry Sky card stock.
For first card my base if Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2 and burnish with a Bone Folder. The second card has a base of Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.
The strips for the first card each measure 1 x 4. For the second card I cut them all at 1 x 4 1/8. Adhere the top and bottom strips first. I chose to add these with Foam Adhesive Sheets. They just make everything easier. I then determined the center of the card using my Grid Paper. Add the center and then fill in with the remaining strips. That's how I tried to keep the distances between strips even.
Both cards have the large and small stars cut from the Beautiful Balloon dies in Basic White. Run all the stars through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with the Splatters folder from the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder duo just to add a little more interest. Add the stars with glue dots or glue.
For this card, the saying on the front is from the Beautiful Balloons stamp set. Stamp in Poppy Parade on Basic White and trim around it with paper snips.
This card has a saying from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set. Stamp in Starry Sky on Basic White. Cut out the saying with the Nested Essentials dies. These dies are in the back of the annual catalog on page 165. They are not associated with a stamp set. I made the layer a little thinner to fit my saying. First cut the saying with the die close to the top of the saying. Not take the die and place it where you need it to cut the bottom of the saying. You'll be able to feel the die settle in along the stitching. Cut again. Use washi tape or something like that to hold it in place. My husband is using this card for one of the players from his tennis team. He has graduated and will be going off to the military.
This is the inside of the card to celebrate Harlan's new career. The saying is from Zany Zoo.
This is the inside of the card using designer paper. The saying is from Beautiful Balloons. This card can be for any celebration be it the 4th of July, birthday, end of school, graduation, etc.
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