The 4th of July is right around the corner, and oh what a fun time it is. For 22 years I have been a delegate to the National Education Association's Representative Assembly. This takes place each summer during the week of July 4th. While we are very busy during the days inside the convention center, our nights are free. And oh how fun it is to celebrate the 4th in a different city every year. I have seen fireworks from coast to coast. I have seen them from the water as well as from land.
Every fourth year our convention is in Washington DC. That is my favorite place to celebrate the birth of our nation. There on the mall, The National Symphony Orchestra, with a host of celebrities and dignitaries present a beautiful salute to our country. It is fun to sit on the steps of the capital with a picnic meal and watch the performance and fireworks. Last year, I watched the fireworks from the top of the Westin Hotel while eating dinner. We were sitting next to the floor length windows that overlooked the Mississippi River. There the fireworks are shot from barges on the river! So much fun.
This year I will be watching the fireworks in the great city of Chicago. I did this a few years back and it was a great show. We watched them from the Navy Pier.
This card is a gate fold card with the base measuring 8.5" x 4.25". To hod the card together I used stars and stripes ribbon with a little label attached.
The label is cut from the LACEY LABELS cartridge and the stamp is from Hampton Art. I attached the stamp to the ribbon with foam tape.
The banner is made with three different circle cuts from the ACCENTS ESSENTIALS cartridge.Now, take a look at the inside of the card.
I continued the use of the banner on the inside of the card. The 4th of July cut is from the INDEPENDENCE DAY cartridge. And the cuts on either side are from A CHILD'S YEAR. The papers I used are from DCWV, The Paper Company, and AC Specialities.
Go see some fireworks and enjoy the 4th of July, no matter where you are.
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