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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Simply Adorable Mother's Day Cards

Mom will appreciate a handmade, one-of-a kind card on her special day. Let our ideas for handmade Mother's Day cards inspire you to create a sweet and thoughtful card for Mom in minutes.

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    • Felt Flowers and Gems Mother's Day Card

      Pretty embellishments give this Mother's Day card extra sparkle. Layer papers, adhere shiny gems to felt flowers, and accent with chipboard pieces to make this card shine. We chose to simply write "Mom" on our card, but you can choose any message you'd like!

    • Pucker Up Mother's Day Card

      Mom will love opening a Mother's Day card that shares a special moment with her child. Here, we attached a photo of Mom and Daughter sharing a sweet kiss and paired it with "Pucker Up." Simply adhere photo to patterned scrapbooking paper and cardstock; embellish with stickers and die cuts.

    • Button-Birdies Mother's Day Card

      These cute-as-a-button birds are made from just that -- buttons! Add googly eyes, patterned paper, and feathers to old buttons to make these little guys flutter to life. Adhere them to a chipboard branch, and add sequins as leaves. Print Mother's Day text onto a piece of patterned paper, cut out, and staple to the card.

    • Patterned-Paper Mother's Day Card

      Show Mom (or Grandma) you're thinking of her by making this sweet card. Use a circle punch and a piece of patterned paper to display a Mother's Day sentiment. Layer it on top of two round, scalloped papers, with the bottom one being the largest. Embellish the greeting with a bow, then adhere to the card using crafts foam. Stitch a button onto the top right-hand corner of the card.

    • Bright Flowers Mother's Day Card

      Faux flowers come to life on this bright and cheerful Mother's Day card. Layer a button on each flower and attach to the card with a few stitches. Stitch the stems directly onto the card, and attach twill bows to the bottom as shown. Use a fine-tip marker to write Mom a message, such as "You are the greatest." 

    • Photo Memories Mother's Day Card

      Take Mom down memory lane with this easy-to-make Mother's Day photo card. Find a few photos from different milestones or important times in her life, make copies, and print them onto a 4x6-inch piece of photo paper. Leave room for a short message, such as "Happy Mother's Day." Add embellishments to the front of the card with stickers and other scrapbooking supplies, then adhere the piece of cardstock to a larger folded piece of scrapbook paper to make the card. Scallop the top and side edges of the card and tie with a simple bow on the left-hand side for a final flourish.

    • Paper Flower Mother's Day Card

      A computer-printed Mother's Day message leaves you free to embellish a card however you'd like. Layer flower-shape die cuts to create the pretty flower on this colorful Mother's Day card. Attach a pin to the back of the flower and fasten to the front of the card. Add a couple of colorful brads to the card for extra bling.

    • Happy Mom Day Photo Card

      Grandma won't be able to get enough of this handmade Mother's Day card, especially if it has reminders of those she loves most. Adhere pictures of her child and grandkids to a piece of cardstock with each person holding a sign: one that reads "Happy," one that reads "Mom," and one that reads "Day!" Embellish the front of the card with a strip of colorful scrapbook paper and a pink ribbon tied in a bow that holds a heart charm.

    • Blooming Flower Mother's Day Card

      A few pieces of patterned paper cut into different-size circles form the flower on this easy Mother's Day card. To make the card, fold a light pink piece of cardstock in half and adhere a darker pink piece to the front, leaving a thin light pink border. Use a scallop circle punch for the biggest circle, then layer the other circles on top, gradually getting smaller with each one. Use letter stickers to spell "Happy Mother's Day" or another sweet message for Mom. Cut a piece of polka-dot ribbon for the stem. Attach the flower shape to the top of the stem, and embellish the stem with shimmery stickers cut into leaf shapes.

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      Sweet Mother's Day Card

      Use pieces of fabric and textured paper to embellish this pretty Mother's Day card. First, cut a piece of pink scrapbook paper in half, then fold in half. Adhere matching ribbon and patterned-paper trim to the front of the card using glue. Cut a circle from scrapbook paper and embellish with a sweet Mother's Day message and a dimensional flower. Punch a hole near the top of the tag and thread a piece of pretty ribbon through it, as shown. Attach the tag to the front of the card with a foam dot to give the card dimension.

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      Pink Mother's Day Card

      This pretty Mother's Day card is made from squares of patterned paper and chipboard letters (found at scrapbooking stores). Kids will love making it for Mom -- just cut the paper squares in advance and let your kids assemble, referring to the photo as needed.

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