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Wonderful World

 Happy July! July 4th has been one of my favorite holidays for a long time. Now that we have a second Saleabration in July, I love July even more! Today I'm going to show you a sweet card using the Wonderful World stamp set and coordinating DSP. You can earn both of these FREE with a $100 order during July!  Check out this video to see the tutorial on the trifold card pictured here.  Wonderful World Trifold card Supplies: Wonderful world stamp set + DSP (159918) FREE! Charming Sentiments bundle (158734) Basic White cardstock (159276) Watercolor paper (149612) Stampin Write markers Bold Brights (147157) Momento black pad (132708) Stampin Spritzer (126185) Tear and Tape (154031) Stitched Rectangle dies (151820) Paper Trimmer (152392) Iridescent Pearl Basic jewels (158987) Stamparatus (146276) Take your pick tool (144107) Paper snips (103579) For the second card, I really wanted to just highlight the beautiful details in the stamp. I kept it monochromatic (one color) but ended up addi
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