A 4th of July Salute to Maggie Mata

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Today’s card and post are a heartfelt tribute to a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Maggie Mata.  Maggie is currently serving in the U.S. military in Kyrgyzstan.  Her commitment and bravery are the essence of what the 4th of July means to me.

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It warms my heart to see Maggie continuing to create beautiful handmade cards and share her love for Stampin’ Up! on the other side of the world.  See what Maggie’s making on her MaggieMadeCards blog, HERE.

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I used this week’s  Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO298) for Maggie’s card.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stellar!
    I inked up the Simply Stars stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.   The stars were easy to snip with Paper Snips (although I’m going to keep wishing for star framelits) and stand proudly at attention
    when popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • Those sweet little Cherry Cobbler flagged ends are so easy to crop with the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Framelits and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine!

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MaryRealRedTulipMY FAVORITE THINGS!  Candy Dots, A Dozen Thoughts . . . Check out what else landed on My Favorite Things List for the new Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  See My Favorite Things.

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets:  Simply Stars (Wood-Mount 130889, Clear-Mount 130892), A Dozen Thoughts (Wood-Mount 131056, Clear-Mount 131059)
Paper:  Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (130139), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (126970)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (130579), Stripes Embossing Folder (123128), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Candy Dots (130932), Candy Dots Brads (132293), Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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