Fourth of July Greeting Cards: Handmade Ideas
The Fourth of July is not a classic occasion for sending greeting cards, but that doesn't mean that you can't send cards! Additionally, many of these card ideas are perfect for party invitations and gift tags as well as for cards for other events around the holiday, such as birthdays, weddings, and baby showers. Create greetings for a wide variety of occasions that feature flags, stars, fireworks, and of course the red, white, and blue color scheme. I have divided the cards here into different themes, but as always, you can mix and match themes and ideas any way that you like.
Please note that unless it is indicated otherwise, all of the tutorials in this article are for personal use only. If you are interested in selling your cards, please contact the artists directly. Thank you and happy creating!
Flags are one of the most popular themes for Fourth of July cards. Look for flag themed paper and stickers or create your own flags with layered cardstock, ribbons, rick rack, and more. Some people choose to depict the American flag while other people make their own versions of it.
Other Star Designs
If you enjoy the star imagery associated with the Fourth of July but don't want to create a traditional flag design, there are numerous other options out there for stars. Stick with the popular patriotic color theme, throw a different color into the mix, or change it up all together. Click on the photo source links for more tutorials.
Cricut Stand And Salute 4th of July Card
Prominent or Simple Title
Keep your Fourth of July greeting card simple with a prominent "Happy Fourth of July" or "Happy 4th" message paired with a few patriotic embellishments.
Fireworks, Firecrackers, and Sparklers
Why not incorporate one of the most iconic parts of the Fourth of July for many Americans in your card? There are so many fun ways that you can create fireworks, firecrackers, and sparklers. If you want an image that really shines and don't want the mess of regular glitter, consider glitter glue or acrylic paint with glitter.
Fourth of July Crafts
Freedom / Independence
Keep it simple with a large "Freedom" or "Independence" wording on your card or find a great quote about freedom to include.
I cannot believe that I have not found more variations of this in all of the card research that I've done for articles. While it does take some time to design a calendar by hand, with stamps, or on the computer, you can use this concept for literally any occasion or holiday. As I only found a couple Fourth of July calendar cards, I have included a few non-Fourth of July examples for further inspiration with this idea.
Simple Red, White, and Blue Color Combination
Red, white, and blue cards without a lot of patriotic elements are still great for the Fourth of July but are also ideal for other events around Fourth of July such as birthdays and weddings. Are you writing thank you notes in July? Consider making them with this color combination.
4th of July Card Embossing, Folding and Stamping Technique
Sweet Treats 4th of July Card/Sweet Treats Series #3
Other Popular Fourth of July Themes and Sayings
Additional popular themes and sayings for Fourth of July cards include:
- bicycles, flip flops, and other frequently used summer themes
- America/Sweet Land of Liberty
- Enjoy the Day
- Uncle Sam hat
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