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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day: Some of my Favorite Patriotic Blasts from the Past

Hallo, Friends!  Happy Independence Day!  I hope you are all ready to celebrate this anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of independence with friends and family.  Our family loves the 4th of July!  At the moment, I’m recovering from a mean little summer cold, so I don’t have my usual Make & Take Tuesday tutorial for you.  In lieu of that, I thought we’d enjoy some of my favorite patriotic blasts from the past.  So crank up the John Phillip Sousa tunes, and let’s get this party started.

Authentique Liberty Patriotic Banner

Independence Day is certainly a banner worthy holiday!  You can find this festive banner HERE.  I’ve also included tips and how-tos for making the banner.

Authentique Honor Patriotic Card

Do y’all miss Authentique paper as much as I do?  This image is one of my very favorite July 4th images.  You can take a peek at this card HERE.

God Bless America Patriotic Kit

This God Bless America Patriotic Kit is still one of my favorite creations for The Button Farm Club.  There’s a little bit of everything, from mini album, to exploding box, to cards and even a banner.  Take a peek..I think you’ll like what you see.

Patriotic Pinwheel Pocket

Carta Bella God Bless America Pinwheel Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Now this was a fun and festive project!  You can find the details HERE.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Shaker/Pop-Up Card

Authentique Liberty Pop Up Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Liberty was another beautiful patriotic collection from Authentique!  I remember being very excited when I figured out how to use my star die to make this shaker frame.

And I was even more excited when I figured out how to turn those die cut stars into a pop-up element inside the card.  What fun!

Liberty Waterfall Folio Tutorial

Just to make sure we provide you with a tutorial today, here’s the link to a wonderful waterfall folio.

While the family is enjoying our annual Independence Day picnic and fireworks display, I’ll be in my comfy chair, sipping tea and reading a book.  I hope to be able to record a video for Thursday, but if my voice is not co-operating by then, I’ll post another batch of projects from the archives for you.  I like to keep you inspired!

Wishing you all a safe, happy, and heartfelt celebration of America’s birthday!  God Bless the USA!



Independence Day Star Spangled Slimline Shaker Card

Photoplay America the Beautiful Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Independence Day Star Spangled Slimline Shaker Card

Happy 4th of July, Friends!  I’m just popping in to share this Star Spangled Slimline Shaker card with you, and to wish you a day of great celebration.  It’s been 245 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed.  (If you haven’t read that brilliant document in a while, you might want to refresh your memory. ) I love this quote from John Adams regarding the importance of this day in history:

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

I sought to capture that spirit of celebration in this slimline shaker card made with Photoplay’s America the Beautiful Collection.  Let’s take a look at how this card came together.

Step by Step

  • Begin by folding a Photoplay Slimline Card Base in half to create an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top fold card.
  • Next, cut panel of red cardstock to fit the front of the card.
  • Now cut out the 4×6 journal card and the star pattern from the journal card that is beside it. Cut the stars so that they flank the Independence Day sentiment.
  • Stitch the Independence Day sentiment and the right hand panel to the red cardstock base.
  • Now back the left hand star panel with chipboard, wrap it with patriotic ribbon and adhere on the left hand side of the card.
  • Cut a rectangular frame from a piece of white matboard.  Heat emboss with red glitter embossing powder.  Then back with clear cardstock and foam tape to make a shaker box.
  • Next, adhere the ticket and circle ephemera to the Independence Day panel.
  • Now place patriotic sequins (linked below) on the panel and press the shaker frame in place.
  • Then tie the ribbon in a square knot, top with blue roses and patriotic charms and add glitter buttons on the left.
  • Finally, adhere the star ephemera to a blue glitter clothespin, top with flowers and adhere on the right.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside.  This one makes me think of a 4th of July Parade Float.

I hope everyone has a safe, and happy 4th of July celebration today.  Take a moment to pause and think about the brave men and women who made this day possible for us.  Then take another moment to thank God for this great nation.  As the words of the song say, “America, America…God shed His grace on thee.  And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!”

Thanks for stopping by!