God Bless America as we celebrate the 4th of July!  I pray that you remember all of our troops overseas and enjoy my patriotic submission for this weeks Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  For this weeks challenge, the focus was to do either a Canada Day (July 1st) or 4th of July Card.  Since I'm in the U.S.A. and getting excited for the Olympics, of course, I had to create a "U.S.A." card to celebrate the birth of our nation!

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Celebrating the 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July and Happy Belated Canada Day!  I'm very proud and feel blessed to be from the U.S.A.  Now, I don't always agree with the political state of our Country or necessarily care for one president or another but I am thankful that I can live in a FREE country where I can freely choose to live a Christian life without persecution and the fear of being killed.  I really have a lot to be thankful for especially our forefathers that sought to fight for that freedom!  I also have to be thankful for our current military for upholding and continuing to fight for our FREEDOM!

So, let FREEDOM RING!  Enjoy your 4th of July and stay safe but also remember those that are serving on our behalf fighting for that FREEDOM…  In honor of the 4th of July, I've created this fun and patriotic card!



Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set



I started with a base of Shimmery White Card Stock (101910) then used Cherry Cobbler Card Stock which I embossed using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Next, I used the Night of Navy Designer Series Paper Stacks with the Polka Dots.  You'll see that I cut these at an angle.  Using the postage stamp punch I punched out three squares from the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Then I stamped "U. S. A." on the Shimmery White Card Stock using the Night of Navy Ink and Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set.  These were placed in a diagonal over the white strip separating the Red and Blue.  The final touch was a small piece of 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon with a strip of Shimmery White stamped with the "Celebrate" from Happy You Hostess Stamp Set.


This is a fun sketch from the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge.  New stampers can easily find inspiration and get started with this sketch while advanced stampers can find a challenge by bringing this sketch up a notch with layers and embellishments.

Here is the sketch for this weeks Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge!  I hope you take the time to participate.  Click on the sketch to participate in the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge.


Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge


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