I know it's a little early for the patriotic stuff, but I am preparing to teach a workshop next month, and I hope to do some sort of patriotic banner. I thought I would do a brief test run on some of the elements, to get an idea of the time and skill involved and to test how annoying it would be to cut out letters by hand.
Of course, this is the super simple version. With the right stamps and embellishments, this could be very artsy. I almost never use primary red and blue; who knows how long I've had this paper in my stash?