Honoring the Brave

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Hi readers! Happy 4th of July! If you’re reading as a US citizen, we’re celebrating our day of Independence and I’d like to say on behalf of the entire Simon Says Stamp Team, we are very grateful to each and everyone that has served in every shape and form! In this spirit, we asked the always fantastic Laura Bassen to make a card for us to showcase with this theme, and this is what she came up with! A combination of embossing paste, From Us stamp set, Diagonal stripe stencil, and of course the Falling Stars stencil!

Don’t forget to watch the video (& sing along ;))! Enjoy!

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Watch the video:

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Laura for in the inspiration and serenade! ;)


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  1. Another great card from Laura. Love it. And I love this grat country we live in! I’m so proud to be an American.

  2. Marvelous one layer card. Loved the video and the singing too. Thanks for a great project, all on one layer.

  3. Absolutely Love Laura’s card and her ever present sense of humor . And who knew She could sing? I’m thinkin’ Lee Greenwood sings Proud to be an American and Neil Diamond sings They come into America… Pretty sure neither one of them could make a card that looks as great! Happy 4th :)

  4. HAPPY 4th of July :)
    HAPPY Birthday to your niece … and me too :)
    FABULOUS card Laura, GREAT techniques & tutorial => THANK YOU!!!
    … AND you can sing to us anytime!!!

  5. Always love a video by Laura, and, I have that stencil so it was great to get an idea for using it.

  6. Lovely! What a nice tribute to this great land. God bless America. I follow; thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Amazing card to celebrate your country! Love, love, love it! Our son just returned home from serving in Kuwait as well! Bless all those that serve!

  8. Another fun & informative video from Laura… And we got to hear her sing!!! Love the card- would have never thought to use the stencils this way. Thanks, & Happy 4th!

  9. OMG Laura Your card is Fabulous WOW Loved watching your create your one card wonder when I first saw it I was wondering how you got your fading stripe look and now I know. Thanks as always for your humorous and sweet story shares I love them and you are such a talented gal and want to thank you too for sharing your tips, tricks & techniques. YOU so ROCK!!

  10. A great tribute to our military. Thank you all who serve this wonderful country. Love your card using the diagonal stencil differently. Always love seeing how to use things differently.

  11. Well! What can a lady say?! Laura Bassen, the 4th of July and this fabulous card! As a military wife living overseas I couldn’t ask for a better combination. Thank you SSS and Laura. May God bless and continue to extend His mercy to America.

  12. Wonderful patriotic card by Laura! Wow, her inking looks fabulous and I always get a kick out of her videos – thank you for the awesome inspiration Laura!

  13. I love her ideas and techniques she does on her cards! This card is has such a cool technique, I love the look! Thank you

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