Patriotic Varied Vases for the 4th Card

Create a simple fourth of july patriotic card using Stampin Up Varied Vase - Mary Fish

Today I celebrate the 4th of July by grilling out with family & friends and sharing my patriotic Varied Vases card in red, white and blue with YOU.  The Vases Builder Punch pulls this card together quickly.   I got to help design this punch and coordinating Varied Vases stamp set after reaching a $1 million sales milestone – more details here.  See more ways to use the punch and coordinating Varied Vases stamp set with my FREE Varied Vases PDF tutorials  and video demonstration.

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SO COOL!  I also used the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats for the first time to create the embossed stitched oval on the Blueberry Bushel layer.  Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video with a demonstration on how to use the embossing mats in several ways!  Prepare to be enabled!


Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with Thick Whisper White card stock.

Create a simple fourth of july patriotic card using Stampin Up Varied Vases - Mary Fish Ideas

Use the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Embossing Mats (video demonstration here) with the largest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to emboss a 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 piece of Blueberry Bushel card stock.  I adore the impression and subtle detail it leaves.

Layer and adhere with Snail Adhesive a 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 Blueberry Bushel stripe pattern from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (one of My Favorite Things).  Wrap with Real Red 3/8 Cotton Ribbon, tie in a knot and adhere the Blueberry Bushel layer to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a simple fourth of july patriotic card using Stampin Up Varied Vases - Mary Fish Idea

Stamp the stems from Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White card stock.  Crop with the Big Shot and second largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals using the embossed (larger) oval in the background to center.

Punch vase (Blueberry Bushel) and tulips (Real Red) with the Vases Builder Punch and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp “celebrate” from Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (one of My Favorite Things) in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim to 1 1/2 x 3/8 with right side flag created using the Tailored Tag Punch.  Add a Red Rhinestone and adhere over vase with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Itty Bitty Greetings – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Using a snappy polka dot pattern from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, the Big Shot and liner die from Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies, I created an envelope liner for a Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Medium Envelope.  I adhered it within the envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorial (and supply list) for the Patriotic Varied Vases Card here.

Create a simple fourth of july patriotic card using Stampin Up Varied Vases - Mary Fish

COMING UP:  Tomorrow I’ll share a Stampin’ Pretty WOW! Video with a tip I learned from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Patty Bennett, on lining up the stems for a perfect fit behind the punched vase!

THE MORE STAMPIN’ BLENDS THE MERRIER!  Ramp up your coloring “confidence” with these eleven NEW colors of Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends Markers.   Learn more about how to use Stampin’ Blends and shop here.


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  1. Love the clean neat look to your cards. They are never over done. Beautiful. Can’t beat red, white and blue eh?

  2. Such a wonderful card, Mary! I love everything about it. That embossed oval is EVERYTHING. Such a creative and fun element! I love all the projects I see with your stamp set, but yours are always the best. <3

  3. I just bought this bundle. Haven’t used it yet but I will definitely be caseing it. Love the colors. They pop against the white. How is the pup doing? It has been a long time since you did an update. Happy 4th!

  4. What did you use for the flower stems on your 4th of July card?

    Happy July 4th! Hope you had a great party..


  5. Terry Molineux

    i am breathless….this card is gorgeous. The colors just pop…I’m at work, but as soon as I get home, I want to case this one for sure!!! Happy 4th to you and your family. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creations!!!

  6. Hope Mitchell

    How blessed we all are who can share the day with family. I think about our Military, of course, separated from their families so I can enjoy this day in peace with mine.
    This card is so “you” no clutter with color and simplicity making a poignant statement. Admire your work.

    • Such a thoughtful tribute, Hope. Thank you!

    • You mentioned a Besutiful zlayers thinlit dies in your description. What is that exactly? I’m new to cardmaking! By the way, I love your posts and videos! They are a great help to me!

      • Welcome to card making and our passion for paper, Bonnie. Take a peek at the supply list within the post. Beautiful Layers is listed there. You can click on the product to get more details and/or shop.

  7. Kadie Labadie

    Darling patriotic card my friend…….LOVE IT. Hope you, Caroline and Scott have a FANTASTIC day. Can only image how the fireworks are going to look from your pool deck this year. ENJOY!!!!

  8. This card is sooooo wonderful! And, by the way, I love the vases and the versatility of the set. Happy 4th of July, Mary to you and yours!!!

  9. Darlene Stasio

    Love it?

  10. Darlene Stasio

    Absolutely lovely

  11. Linda Riesgraf

    I LOVE the way you used the Varied Vases set to create a non-traditional patriotic card. This is beautiful Mary, and as always, your extra little touches (like the embossed larger background oval) make all the difference. You have convinced me that I need this bundle–NOW. TFS.

  12. Don’t you just love having such crisp colors added to the mix this year? This layout for the cutest bundle in the catalog is fabulous. I’m so glad we can punch tulips too!

  13. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Mary, this card couldn’t be more beautiful and sweet and absolutely perfect to send to family and friends for the 4th. of July.
    As always, your layout brings the best of all the elements on your cards, here, the adorable little vase is the star, that although small, it packs a punch.
    Thank you for the inspiration and for that fabulous video on how to make the most out of this awesome bundle.

  14. Susan Phillips

    Very Pretty, Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!

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