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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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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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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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Drop Them a Line

The front of this creative card hints at the surprise inside: a miniature clothesline hung with a load of patterned hearts. The tiny clothespins, available at crafts stores, are too delicate to mail, so deliver this one by hand.

What You Need

  • Pretty patterned paper
  • Miniature clothespins
  • Stickers
  • Card stock
  • Heart-shape punch
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • One-hole punch
  • String

How to Make It

1. Score and fold a 7-x-10-1/2-inch piece of card stock in half using a scoring tool and a ruler. Fold against the ruler and run a bone folder up and down the back of the paper to flatten the fold. (If you don't have a scoring tool or a bone folder, use a butter knife.) Score and fold a 5/16-inch-wide flap on both sides of the inside of the card.

2. Attach string to the inside of the card by sandwiching an end in the right flap. Close the flap with 1-1/4-inch double-stick tape. Punch a small hole on the fold of the left flap and thread the string through. Close the flap with double-stick tape.

3. Secure string at the back of the card with a heart-shape sticker.

4. Punch hearts from decorative papers and clip them onto the string with miniature clothespins.
Editor's tip: Most paper and scrapbook supply stores allow customers to use the store's punches on paper purchased at the shop.

5. The inside of this completed card reveals the clothesline holding patterned hearts, a perfect way to drop a line to someone you love.

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