This card is ready to 'celebrate' the upcoming 4th of July. Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky and White Glimmer Paper create the wave of circles on this card
Celebrate 4th of July

Who’s ready to ‘Celebrate‘ the 4th of July? I sure am! Especially now that my 4th of July cards are done and ready to be sent out. Of course the card had to be created with Red, White and Blue so I used 2 of the new 2022-2024 InColors; Sweet Sorbet and Starry Sky along with the new White Glimmer Paper (available July 1st). The Red Rhinestones (retired) and the Gold Simply Elegant Trim add to the festive card.

The card is easy and fun to make. It’s called a “split circle” technique. The first time I created one of these cards, I had no problems, easy-peasy! Ha! Then I was on Zoom with my downline showing them how to create the split circles, cut them and then stack them. I totally blew it and couldn’t figure it out at all. I finally figured it out (the next day) and now I absolutely love to use this technique.


  • Sweet Sorbet card stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Basic White card stock cut 2 @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Starry Sky card stock 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″
  • Sweet Sorbet Glimmer Paper 3″ x 3″ and 2″ x 2″
  • White Glimmer Paper 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Starry Sky Glimmer Paper 3″ x 3″ and 2″ x 2″
  • Simply Elegant Gold Trim 16″


  1. Score the Sweet Sorbet card stock at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side (landscape)
  2. Adhere one of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Basic White card stock to the front of the card base
  3. Place the 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ piece of Starry Sky card stock in the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder and run through the Cut and Emboss machine
  4. On the 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Basic White card stock, I masked off the words, ‘Let’s’ and ‘you’ and stamped the word ‘celebrate’ in Starry Sky ink
  5. On one of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels of Basic White card stock, I stamped July 4th in Starry Sky using the Alphabest stamp set
  6. I added some stars using the Sweet Sorbet ink to the same white panel
  7. Adhere this panel to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  8. Run the Starry Sky card stock panel through the Die Cut & Emboss machine using the Timeworn 3D embossing folder
  9. Adhere this panel to the other Basic White panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  10. Adhere this panel to the card front
  11. For the circles, die cut 1 large and 1 small in each of Sweet Sorbet and Starry Sky Glimmer paper
  12. Cut 2 middle sized circles from the White Glimmer Paper (available July 1st)
  1. Create 2 stacks of circles, 1 is red, white and blue; the other is blue, white and red
  2. Cut each stack of circles down the center with your Paper Trimmer, you may need to run the blade over the cut line several times due to the thickness
  1. You now have enough circles to create 2 cards
  2. Take 1/2 of one stack of circles and 1/2 of the other stack of circles
  3. Lay them out as in the picture below
  1. Once the circles have been aligned, adhere them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (works best because of the text on the Glimmer Paper)
  2. Move 1 stack of the circles to your card base and align, adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  3. Place a Mini Glue Dot in the center of the circles (in the white section), lay the Gold Elegant Trim down across the top of the Glue Dot weaving it back and forth to the size you want
  1. Adhere 1 Mini Dimensional to the bottom right of your stamped greeting and another to the top left
  2. Adhere the greeting over the top of the seam separating the stacks of circles
  3. Embellish with Rhinestones of your choice

This layout of the Split Circle card could be used with any color of card stock or DSP. Give it a try and let me know how it went for you, I’d love to see a picture of your card.

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I hope you’ll give the SPLIT CIRCLE technique a try, it’s fun to see what variations you can come up with!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. This was a fun card to make especially with the new 2022-2024 InColor Glimmer Paper! Happy Birthday to the good old USA! I am so blessed to have been born and raised here in the USA.

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