Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

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,


  1. Great Little project Tanya! Have a Great 4th!

  2. Fabulous project - love the rosette. Happy 4th of July:-)

  3. Excellent job...saw that cut and thought about picking it up. Super cute! Glad to see your Cameo getting some lovin'!

  4. Wow, your box is wonderful! Can't believe you glittered up all those circles! Love how your rosette turned out. Thanks for entering it in the DCD challenge this week. Enjoy your day!--Pat N.

  5. So cute and sparkly...and if it's filled with chocolate...I'd be smiling too! Lee-Ann :)

  6. Very cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  7. This is AWESOME Tanya!!! I will have to go pick this up over in the store :)
    TFS and hope you have a GREAT 4th of July!!

  8. Love it! Happy 4th of July to you

  9. That's very pretty! Love the sparkle peeking through the red! The rosette with the star was a great addition!!! I was thinking about making one of these today, maybe after I do a craft with the kiddos. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  10. Tanya, Happy Independese Day to you. Enjoy the ribs and things. I love this firecracker box, it's wonderful.


  11. This is great Tanya! Have a safe and Happy 4th!


  12. I love it!!! The rosette is just perfect with the star on it. Happy 4th!!! Oh, and thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  13. You did an AMAZING job on this Firecracker Treat Box!!Awesome!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin'Divas this week.

  14. Oh my goodness, this is just way to cute!! I am sure Emma will love it:) So fun and festive for the 4th. Cute, cute!!
    Sherrie K

  15. This is super cute. Love the rosette. Perfect for the holiday.

  16. That's adorable. Emma will love it.

  17. That is so cool. What a great project! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love you to play over at my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges, where there's a new challenge every Friday!

  18. This is so awesome!! I love the rosette and the twine!! This makes me wish I had a Cameo!! Fabulous!! I hope you had a happy 4th :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. Make me smile even though I don't get any of the candy ;). Love your rosette and the way it looks like a firecracker. I don't know why I have yet to make a rosette. I have to get on that. Thanks for joining my challenge this week Karen.

  20. I am in awe of this! LOVE IT! You are simply fabulous!!

    Hugs from the Island ♥

  21. Every time I see something I like it is from Lori Whitlock. She has some neat cuts (I don't use SVG cuts though...don't even know how!) I understand what you mean about being unproducitve. Sometime I sit at the computer all day and 30 mins before my hubby comes home from work I run around like a chicken without a head and try to get as much done as possible. It is crazy! But it seems to be working so far this summer. : ) I know it will change when I go back to school in August. : (

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  22. This is STUNNING!!! I love it Donna!!!

  23. Ohh. This is adorable! I really like how you used the twine for the firecracker on top! Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime for die cut challenge. :-) Amy

  24. Beautiful project, I love the DP's with your fabulous details! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO for our "4th of July" Challenge :)


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