Red, White & Blue

Later this week, we celebrate the July 4th holiday in the U.S.  So, the design challenge for the Playtime with Paper team celebrates the holiday. Team members are to create a patriotic project using the Red, White & Blue color scheme.  Each week, it’s fun to see the cards and projects that team members create.  It’s always inspiring to see the different interpretations of the challenges. For my project, I chose to create a card that I’ll be mailing to friends. Since we’ll not be together this year, it’s a reminder to still celebrate!

Red, White & Blue

Here’s how to create the Red, White & Blue card: 

For the card base, cut Night of Navy cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ & fold. On the top portion of the card, the Playing with Patterns Designer Series (4″ x 2-3/4″) provides perfect faux fireworks.  On the bottom portion, add the red and white stripe from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (4″ x 2-1/2″).  To cover the seam of the designer series papers, use a 1″ x 4″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  With the Stitched Stars Dies, cut the chain of stars from a 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Real Red cardstock and add to the card using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Additionally, the five red stars from the center of the star chain can be attached using Mini Glue Dots.  For the sentiment, use a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  You’ll find the sentiment in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch and add to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the final touch, embellish with Red Rhinestone Jewels.  If desired, add additional stars to the card interior.


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You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and June 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register allowing me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

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3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Better hurry though, as these offers end tomorrow (June 30th).

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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