Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Contemporary Christmas Card with Stylized Christmas Tree

Use nontraditional colors and a sleek Christmas tree to make this contemporary Christmas card.

What You Need:

  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper and die-cut tree (We used products from My Mind's Eye.)
  • Die-cut letters (We used products from QuicKutz.)
  • Brads
  • Ink, such as Fluid Chalk by Colorbox (We used Fluid Chalk by Colorbox)
  • Trimmer; ruler
  • Adhesive
  • Foam dots (We used Pop Dots.)
  • Corner rounder
  • Paper piercer or awl
  • Circle cutter; scoring tool
  • Computer/printer (for printing inside greeting)
  • Note: If you do not have die-cut Christmas trees to use on your cards, you can easily make your own, (see pattern). You also can substitute letter stickers for die-cut letters and stamp or write the inside greeting instead of printing it on a computer.

Download "Joy" card pattern

How to Make It:

  1. Cut an 8-1/2x11-inch sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise to create card base (4-1/4x11 inches). Score and fold in half so card opens at bottom. Round corners and ink the edges.
  2. Cut a 4-1/4x2-inch strip of patterned paper. Ink strip and adhere across the bottom edge of the card.
  3. Use a circle cutter to cut a 4-inch circle from contrasting cardstock. Cut it in half (save the other half for another card). Ink the edges and adhere to the left-hand side of the card.
  4. Use a paper-piercing tool to make three small holes in the die-cut tree. Insert brads. Ink the edges of the tree and adhere to the front of the card using foam pop dots.
  5. Adhere "Joy" to the front of the card.
  6. Print or stamp a greeting for the inside of the card.
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