Hi Stampers. Welcome to the very first blog hop made up of members from the Retired Stampin’ Up! Products for Sale Facebook page.  Today’s theme is Fourth of July and every project is made with retired Stampin’ Up! products.  We are very excited to show you our creations and hope to make our hops something that you will follow each month.

Summer has arrived!  The weather has turned hot, the pool is open and the beaches are packed!  It’s almost time for the fourth of July fun!  Time for BBQs and fireworks!  We could not celebrate this freedom we enjoy without our armed forces.  So – to all that served – I want to say, “Thank You!”.  This card is for YOU!
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsThis card starts out with a Smokey Slate card base 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next was a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I cut five strips of Real Red card stock 3.375″ x .5″ and a 2″ x 4″ piece of Night of Navy card stock.  I used the star punch from the retired itty bitty punch pack to punch stars into the Night of Navy card stock.
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsI adhered the top and bottom Real Red strips first.  One on the top right and one on the bottom right of the Whisper White layer.  I then added another strip in the middle of those two and finally added the last two.  Adhering them in this order helped with spacing.  I then added the Night of Navy with the stars punched into it on the left side, completing my flag.
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsThe interior of the card is lined with another 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I used the retired For Your Country stamp set and Night of Navy ink to add the “thank you” in the middle, the soldier with a flag in the lower left and the dog tags in the lower right.  As you can see the dog tags were stamped hanging off the card stock (I had scrap paper under neither when I stamped to catch the extra ink).

Stampin’ Tip: I find it important to do the stamping BEFORE adhering the layer to the card.  This allows me to stamp off the edge and also allows for error.  If I mess up the stamping, I can always flip it over and stamp the other side!

You can continue to hop from blog to blog from the line-up below to see all the projects.  Please feel free to leave comments as you hop along the way.  We hope to see you again!

  1. Michelle at UglyBugPlans – Planners and Paper Crafts
  2. Mary at Mary’s Craft Room
  3. Liza at Seriously Silly Stamper
  4. Lisa at Queen B Creations
  5. Sara at Hand Stamped By Sara
  6. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Sara at Sentiments by Sara
  8. Kim at The Paper Chef

Happy Stamping,
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