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Red White and Blue Eastern Beauty ~ video tutorial

Back in early May, Stampin’ Up! did an early release on one of the new bundles from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog.  The Eastern Beauty Bundle included the stamp set, coordinating thinlet dies, card and ink pads in three of the new in-colors.  Needless to say I, like many other demonstrators fell on this set – it is beautiful and so very versatile and the rich tones of the new colors were a perfect foil for the stamps.  I have some I will be sharing in the coming days.

I was planning to make some cards for July 4th and the stamp set was sitting on my workbench so I picked it up with some Real Red and Night of Navy ink and this was the result!
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Happy July 4th……..

Today the USA celebrates its independence  from Great Britain, a time for family, friends, food (mainly BBQ’d) and the odd foaming peevo!  Normally it would be a hot sunny July day here in North Texas, however we were woken up by huge thunderstorms and rain at about 5:30 this morning.  It is  a little after 10am now, although the rain has stopped it is still very overcast and most ‘unlovely’…… Typical bank holiday weather in my native UK in fact!

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July 4th, Holdiay Frame Art

July 4th, Holdiay Frame Art

Frame measures 10 x 8. All embellishments are handmade/stamped. Lots of patriotic red, white & blue with some glimmer paper for the ‘sparkle’ to represent the Star-Spangled Banner. The piece of cream card stock running from top to bottom at centre-right represents the Declaration of Independence.