Wednesday, June 12, 2024

4th of July Card

Summer is heating up and soon 4th of July celebrations will be upon us! 
Hey there, today I'm here and on the CutCardStock Blog with a
 4th of July Card created for CutCardStock

This card was fun creating with red, white and blue cardstock which 
happens to be in this month’s Monthly Specials
Be sure to check it out!

I have a stamp set from Stampin’ Up (thank you Debbie Mageed) that I’ve been wanting to use and it’s perfect for this project.

My card is a double z-fold style. So, let’s start with the card base. It measures 5″ x 6-1/2″ which is usually my go-to card size.

I used Lessebo NAVY BLUE Cardstock. Cut to 6-1/2″ x 10″ and score at 2-1/2″ and 5″ on the long side. Fold as usual at 5″ and then fold to the left on the 2-1/2″ inch” score line.

Next, cut the panels to cover the base. 

You’ll need two 2-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ panels and one 4-3/4″ x 6-1/4″ piece for matting the next panels cut. I used Lessebo DAWN Cardstock

Similarly, cut two 2-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ panels and 4-5/8″ x 6″ piece.

 I used Cougar White Smooth Cardstock.

I did my stamping and heat embossing on the largest white panel using
 Versamark ink and red and blue glittered embossing powders.

Mat the white panels with the red panels.

For the second z-fold piece, I cut three borders with a border punch. 
As before, I used the same red, white and blue cardstock.

Layer these 10″ long borders together. I cut the blue border wider and 
added the white and red borders on top.

Now we’re ready to assemble the card. Firstly, adhere the panel and border pieces to the card base.

Secondly, you’ll score the border piece at 5″ and 7-1/2″ and adhere it as seen in the photo below.

Do some die cutting for the embellishment pieces. I also stamped and embossed two smaller firework images and fussy cut. Additionally, layer the “4th of July” piece and add to a thick piece of acetate. 

Cut some of the embellishment pieces from Blast Off Blue Cardstock. Cut the other embellishments from the same red, white and blue used throughout the project.

Add the embellishment pieces to the card, and you’re done!

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my 4th of July Card project!

As always, we would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

And even more inspiration can be found on the CutCardStock Blog.

I'm linking up to:
A Place to Start - ATG option
Classic Design Challenge - ATG w/Masculine twist
Creative Creases - ATG with a Fun Fold
613 Avenue Create - ATG w/For the Guys twist
Cut it Up - ATG
Challenge Recognition


  1. Such a great card, love the fold and these stamps work so wonderful. Thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge. Have a great day!

    Leanne DT Member/KCC

  2. Wow! This is such an amazing 4th of July card! I love those embossed fireworks! And the way you arranged those red, white, and blue punched borders is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this patriotic card at Creative Creases Challenge!

  3. Judy, your creation is an explosion of wonderful! Can you believe I didn't know red and blue embossing powder was a thing. I only know black, white, silver and gold. I must be living under a log! In any event, I am going to try my hand at CASEing your card. I absolutely love it. The Martha Stewart punched edge adds such a dynamic to it. Oh, and I adore the fold. Thank you for participating in the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

  4. A fabulously festive card and a great z-fold design. The fireworks look amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck! x

  5. What a great fun fold card for the Fourth of July! I love how you made the small Z fold - genius! Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping