Hello everyone and Happy Fourth Of July to you!
How are you spending this special day? It's almost too hot here to do much of anything outside, so I'm thinking I'll just spend my day in my craft corner! My hubby is being the chef today and has ribs, mashed potatoes and fresh peas lined up for the menu. I think it will work out for the best if I just stay outta his way and let him do his thing in the kitchen and on the grill!
So, whatever your plans are, I hope you have a wonderful day and get the chance to do something you love to do. I love creating little things to celebrate the occasion and make someone smile. So, today's project celebrates July 4th and since it's filled with candy...I know it will make my Emma smile.....
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I came across this cute little "3D Firecracker Box" by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Online Store and knew that I had to whip this one up! It really goes together simply and quickly. I could have made things easier on myself by cutting the box out of glitter paper. Instead, I cut it from white cardstock, added the red layer with the circle cut-outs and then added Stickles to each cut-out! This took way to long to dry, but it did turn out kind of cute and sparkly!
I created the blue rosette by using a Martha Stewart paper punch along one edge and fan folding a 1.5 inch strip of blue paper. I punched a white circle for the top and cut out a star from the Silhouette Online Store.
The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper stamp set "Happiest Moments" and I cut the banner out by hand. A bit of happy red, white and blue twine, a few stitches with my trusty white gel pen and there you go!
There are so many July 4th challenges going on right now, I thought I would enter my cute little Firecracker into a few...
Paper Playtime - Die Cuts - Red, White & Blue as main colors
Little Scrap Pieces - Use A Star
Celebrate The Occasion - 4th of July
Die Cuttin' Divas - Use Red, White And Blue
Ok, so that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!
Until next time,