I've been having fun with the July Fourth stamp set and what better day to share two samples using it than on Memorial Day!! I love making cards for July 4th anyway, as my family will tell you. I usually send them all a card celebrating this important holiday. This stamp set makes me happy, so I've been playing with it all week. I won't show you yet what we are doing in our June classes with this set, but here are a couple of other samples to share.
This first one was in consideration for my swap for the Smudge Bunch Stamp Club June swap. I love the new punch I used for the border. I used the wide double-stitched red ribbon down the center with a narror blue ribbon on that. I liked this one but there was just too much white on it so I decided to design another one.
This was the one I finally came up with for my swap. To get that background, I cut a piece of white cardstock 4" x 5-1/4" and stamped the fireworks all over it. Can you see the silver smaller ones in there? Then on the back of the piece, I marked each opposite short edge 1-1/2" from the edge and made a sort of diagonal cut from one mark to the other. This means I could make two cards from the one sheet of stamped white cardstock. Neat idea, huh? Saves on paper. My customers will tell you I love saving cardstock. Must be a throw-back from my quilting and sewing days when I always tried to save fabric! Anyway, I hope the ladies participating in the swap will like this one!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have a good one!! Smiles, Laura