Happy Birthday USA!!!

With the 4th of July just a day away, I am showcasing a card to celebrate the birthday of our beautiful country. I’m sure there are lots of folks with birthdays this very same day, so Happy Birthday to all!

This is a clean and simple card with just a few key elements.  I embossed the blueberry bushel layer with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and wrapped a piece of the 3/8″ real red cotton ribbon around it to break up the blue layer.

The Stamparatus was a big help in lining up the greeting along with the USA letters from the Make A Difference stamp set. This is  great set to have,  and I’ve use it often. It’s nice to have a set with script upper and lowercase letters to create names, words or even sentences.  There are even block letters, numbers and so much more in this awesome set.  Don’t you agree, the USA letters look great?

The label was cut out from the Stitched Labels Dies and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I thought the label needed just a little uplifting, so I added 3 silver pearls from the Metallic Pearls embellishment pack.


The sentiment on the inside is from the Birthday Cheer stamp set that just retired, and I didn’t realize it until after I proofed this blog post a dozen times.  I used it because I felt the 4th of July is a spectacular celebration.  You can however, use any birthday sentiment that you might have.  Generally, I use products that I know are available for you to purchase.  I’m so sorry I slipped up this time.   


  • Real Red Base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White Layers – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel Layer – 3 7/8″ x 5″
  • Whisper White for Label – 3 3/8″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cotton Ribbon – 4 1/2″

This was a fun card to make, and I’m happy with it.   No doubt, this card is for a birthday, but you can also give it to a host/hostess of a 4th of July cookout party because after all, you are celebrating the birthday of our great country.  AND, the event is sure to be a spectacular celebration with friends, family, good food, fun and games, with the possibility of fireworks.  There is also room to write a little thank you note to the host/hostess for inviting you to the party and letting them know you’re going to have a great time.  

My husband and I go to a huge 4th of July cookout party every year, and we always have fun.  I’m giving this card to the host/hostess thanking them for inviting us and for another great time.

Wishing you all a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

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July Customer Appreciation

A new month and a new Customer Appreciation and this month, its all occasion cards for both male and female.  The designer for this project is Glenda Calkins, and she showcased two bundles: Sailing Home and Bloom & Grow.  There is a PDF that includes all the instructions and supplies needed to create all 7 cards.

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