Blog: 4th July

Getting Ready for 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the US – a little early! I know I am certainly ready for some outdoor activities and bbqing and such this year with friends and family – enjoying the summer holiday and getting out and about now that things are beginning to look better.

I thought it would be fun to do a whole montage of posts and projects to get you in the spirit :)

“We rise by lifting others.” How perfect in this time of coming together? In cities and across the world we are doing it. Original post is here.


“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Love this card from Creative Squad alum Cheiron Brandon – she made a trio of different designs in the post here.


I think bravery has been really important for everyone this past year and this ATC from Creative Squad alum Tina Walker really gets me – she made a suite of them that you can see here


Stand tall! Another incredible project from Tina. This one really moved me – you have to see the full book here and all the pages with very powerful messages.


On the lighter side, how about some wine charms to help celebrate? I made these with shrink film and my rubber stamps. If you haven’t used shrink film since you were a kid, I assure you it is still a blast. Here’s the tutorial for these charms.


Are you watching fireworks this year? Love this card from Creative Squad alum Josefine Fouarge with the cityscape, flag, and celebratory burst in the sky. Here is her post for the project.


Leaving you with this card I made back in 2017 and truly hoping everyone can enjoy their days with friends, family, and hope for the future!

Happy 4th of July!

And if you’re thinking you might want to make some cards, wine charms or other festive projects, here were my go-to stamps for the occasion:

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FREE US Shipping Weekend!

Lots to celebrate this weekend: July 4th and my Birthday! Woohoo! Are those fireworks for me? LOL ;)

And how about we celebrate with Free US Shipping this weekend? If you spend more than $25 on physical products through July 5th in my online shop, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code BDAYFREE when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free! Who doesn’t like something for free?

It’s a great time to buy foam stamps like my Mini Toledo stamp:


Or how about a few of those rubber stamp sets like my Triangle Love set for making tons of cool patterns:


And of course my stencils are part of the deal too…


…And ALL my Artwork too like my Yas Queen mixed media painting…


…or my giclee prints


Shop around and see what there is – all physical products are part of the deal and the offer ends at 11:59pmEST this Sunday, July 5th. Just use the coupon code BDAYFREE when you check out :)

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Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead and my American friends a great celebration day tomorrow!

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  • julie b


    What a fabulous card!


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Summer Stamping: DIY Wine Charms

A couple of weeks ago my friend Kim and I spent a morning to make some fun DIY Wine Charms. With 4th July coming up and some wonderful evenings spent with friends outside we thought that my RubberMoon Stroll Through the Hood Sets would be perfect for making a couple wine charm sets.

We stamped using black Staz On on top of Shrink Film (complete supply list is below)

Colored the images in with some Derwent Graphik line painters.

Cut the images out

and poked a whole into them. (we learned we needed to make sure that the whole would be really big- since they shrink too – so hole punch whole is the perfect size)

We placed all the shrink plastic shapes onto a baking sheet and followed the directions on the packaging -backed it for a couple minutes and

pulled out the cutest little plastic pieces. See how much Lady Liberty shrinked. We shrieked in delight

and put some wine charm rings through them

We made an E-Train Set

and a Brownstone Set

A mixed set

and a mailbox set

and we could not stop. Guess what everyone is going to get for presents in my friend’s circle in the next couple months ;)

On this note “CHEERS” my friends and I hope you liked this little tutorial. Give it a try :)

Here are the supplies we used- some links are affiliate links

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  • Susan


    Nathalie, these are darling! My kiddo just pulled out the shrinking supplies this morning!!!


    • nathalie-kalbach


      Thank you Susan! I bet it was fun playing with the shrinking supplies !


  • Rae Missigman


    oh I love these! I remember doing charms last Summer with the kids and we loved it! Thank you for reminding me I have a bunch of the supplies left in the closet and need to haul them out again this Summer break…now….what to make this time!!! :) You rock!


    • nathalie-kalbach


      thank you Rae! I bet you are doing some fun pieces with them :) how about some mini mark embellishments :)


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Happy 4th of July!


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  • jvmetz


    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! Thank you for always sharing your passion with us… your pleasure it always heartwarming!


  • Kathy P


    And a Happy Independence Day to you too, Nat!


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