Okay, okay, so that was a really bad play on words, but I have been ::waiting:: to play with our newest Share the Joy Die set, and, with the holiday right around the corner, I wanted to inspire you to make something patriotic. Isn’t this fun?♥ It reminds me of fireworks, parades, picnics, and summer afternoons at the baseball field.
You would not believe how quickly this card came together.♥ I simply cut out the Into the Wild Wood-grain paper using our Share the Joy Thin Cut, then layered it onto some Arrow patterned paper that I had splattered with Red Shimmer. To give it the look of a “flag, I added a few Red Candy Apple stripes along the center of the circles.
After stamping the Sapphire Stars onto the Grid paper, I laid it below the four corner circles. Here is a tip: Use your die as a template for stamping. Simply lay it over the paper and attach with Post-It tape, then stamp your images through the holes. This serves not only as a place holder, but it protects your paper from unwanted ink marks.
Before I continue, can I just tell you how much I LOVE that Star Patterned paper. I have used it for so many projects recently and, as you can see here, it worked perfectly for the corner off the flag.♥ I used our Share the Joy Thin Cut to partially cut this paper, then trimmed it to size.
The rest of the card involved a heat embossed vellum banner using sentiments from the Birthday Joy and Fourth of July stamp sets, some Sapphire Crochet Thread, and a Wooden Star. Layer it all on some Sapphire cardstock, and you are ready to celebrate!
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If you haven’t taken the time to check out this amazing special, make sure to do so before it’s gone. Our Thin Cut dies sell out quickly and I would hate for you to miss out. Don’t forget to check out some of my favorite blogs below (Katy’s design is super-cute!) and see a few more ideas of how you can use this fun Share the Joy Bundle.
♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!
3 thoughts on “The Joys of the Fourth of July”
Carrie, Your originality and creativity is amazing……..just love how you’ve utilized the new thin cut as a ‘flag’. So awesome!
Thank so much. To be honest, I debated posting it because it is “outside the box”, but I am very glad to hear that it inspired you.