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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July Stamping Friends!

May you have a wonderful day enjoying friends, food and fireworks and may we all remember that ‘freedom is not free’ and the many who have gone before and are serving now to preserve our freedom!  Thank you to all those and thank you to a mighty God  – may “One nation under God”  be forever true!

July has some very special Stampin’ Up! promotions:

And here is the new catalog if you haven’t received a hard copy or want to look at the new products from your mobile device:

If you have ever considered joining Stampin’ Up! to always get a 20% discount on your hobby supplies or to have a business to completely support your love of stamping, or to restock your dwindling supplies, now is a great time to join.   Purchase the starter kit for $99 and receive $125 of products of your choice;  and, in July only, a bonus of supplies will be included with your starter kit!  Look at what is added–all for free!

It is Christmas in July!

That is $197 of product for $99.  There are no obligations tied to joining.  An amazing deal!  My team will be receiving this special catalog bookmark from me and color charts for the new In Colors and……..

Click on either image above to go to the website to join or research further what it means to join and commissions you recieve!

This bookmark uses three of my many favorites in the catalog and the new Lemon Lime Twist ‘In Color’ paper.  The greetings, front and back, are from “Crafting Forever” on page 181.  The butterfly is from the ‘Move Me’ Thinlits and has a lovely matching stamp set (see page 170).  I will be posting a card using that set in the near future.  For those of you who sell cards, the “Crafting Forever’ stamp set has a separate copyright stamp for using on your cards.  The branch is from a long time favorite I hope never retires – “Thoughts and Prayers”, page 100.  Here are the details:

  • Base= Basic Black 2 1/2″  X 6 1/4″
  • Front= Lemon Lime Twist  2 1/4″  X  6″
  • Butterfly= Basic Black  2 1/2″  X  2 1/2″  Cut with Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits -Two butterfly thinlits used together
  • Circles for the top= Basic Black 3/4″, Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″; punched with the 3/16″ hole punch (Crop A Dile)
  • Words= Crafting Forever Stamp Set
  • Dots on background= You Move Me Stamp Set
  • Flowering Branch= Thoughts and Prayers stamp set
  • Ribbon= 6″ Ombre Lemon Lime Twist, 6″ Black Baker’s Twine
  • Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels

And for a few Fourth of July cards I went back into history and found one I had made by creating two sizes of tubes with card stock and then cutting very thin slices of the tube and mounting them to create a fireworks kind of look:

Remember Paper Pumpkin’s cute pinwheels a few years ago?  I mounted them on a decoration I found at the store to make a fun wall hanging:

So celebrate the Stars and Stripes that represent our great country!

SAL,  (Salute A Legend)







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