June 25, 2022




Here in Florida it's so hot, unbearable actually!  I am from Florida and I can't take it!  😎 

Let's celebrate our patriotic holiday with a throw back to a simpler time.  July 4th takes us outside to enjoy sunshine, family and friends.  It's time to slow down and relax with a good book by the pool or beach.  This card has a tag for a book mark (or you could put a gift card on it).  It's a card with a gift for a reader or book lover who will think of you each time they use it!

The stamp set "Sunny Splash" is sure to be a favorite!  Used here with Real Red and Balmy Blue you get the fresh updated look that actually goes back to the 50's.  But, this stamp set would look great in black and white, black, white and yellow, pink and green.....on and on.  The stamps for both sets are deeply etched rubber and they stamp beautifully.  Very clean.  

All the instructions are below.  Stamp/die sets used are Sunny Splash, Ranunculus Romance and Tailor Made Tags.  


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Supply List 

2 Sheets Real Red Cardstock 

1 Sheet  Balmy Blue Cardstock 

1 Sheet White Cardstock 

Sunny Splash Stamp Set 

Ranunculus Romance 

Tailor Made Tags Die Cut Set 

Real Red Ink Pad (I used Sweet Sorbet but I think Real Red would be better)

Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems (July 1st Mini Catalog)  #159967

Balmy Blue and White Double Stitched Ribbon (July 1st Mini Catalog) #159629

Sponge Dauber for distressing edges 


Adhesive of your choice  

Hole punch for tag

Cutting Sizes

10 1/8 x 6 5/8 Real Red Card Base Scored at 5 1/16 

6 1/4 x 4 7/8 Balm Blue Cardstock (stamp off twice postage stamp)

3 x 4 7/8 White Cardstock  (Ledger Stamped in corners)

1 1/2 x 4 7/8 Real Red Cardstock (Under swimsuits)

2 9/16 x 4 1/4 White Cardstock  (1 Lace Piece stamped and cut in half, one is for tag)

3/4 x 2 Real Red Cardstock (Mat for white lace piece, trim with scissors to fit)

2 7/8 x 11/16 White Cardstock (Make a Splash stamp)

3 1/8 x 7/8 Real Red Cardstock Mat for Make a Splash)

6 1/4 x 4 3/4 White Cardstock (Insert)

2 1/4 x 4 1/2 Real Red Cardstock (Tag Base) 

Tailor Made Tag Largest Tag White 


Stamp as directed in cutting section 

Stamp on extra white cardstock  4 swimsuits and Hello Sunshine and fussy cut with scissors. 

On Balmy Blue ink postage stamp and stamp off on another paper then stamp lightly  spacing evenly.  

Stamp some images 1/2 off balmy blue to get the idea of a repeated pattern.   Distress all edges of white

images (except bathing suits ) by lightly inking dauber and blotting.  Start by swirling off the edge and 

moving onto the edge of the paper.  Practice on spare cardstock if desired.  Assemble the card as shown 

photo using dimensionals to pop up the white ledger sheet paper to make a space for the tag to slide in  

the "Make a Splash".  Tag is assembles as the photo.  Attach inside insert and stamp ledger sheet stamp 

and stamp of your choice.   Cut approximately 5 inches ribbon,  Fold in half, insert fold from front to 

back.  Loop fold over two ends and pull tight.  Caution:  Be sure to really glue white  bottom edge of

tag or you will struggle getting it to slide in easily.  

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  1. #stampitcontest Nice card.

  2. #stampitcontest Luv this card, the swim suit are so retro, thank for sharing and giving the directions to make the card

  3. Cute card #se

  4. Oh my goodness, I thought this was a cute stamp set, but didn't really want it until I say your card and bookmark. Adore what you created. #stampitcontest

  5. Love this stamp set and your card! #stampitcontest

  6. #stampitcontest Love the retro look of the swimsuits

  7. Love the swimsuits!! Debating whether to get the set??? #stampitcontest

  8. Lovely summer card - TFS!

  9. #stampitcontest
    Very cute idea!


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