Happy 4th of July!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to make a quick stop at the old blog here today to wish all of my family and friends in the States and very happy and safe 4th of July! Whether you’re off to a big soiree, having a BBQ with the neighbors, or just spending a quiet day with the family, I hope you have an absolutely fabulous holiday. I’m heading out the door soon to join the festivities, and am looking forward to a day filled with good friends, good food, and good times! But before I go, I have a little share for you.

Here is a fun 4th of July project I made as a hostess gift for today.  I created this dimensional star from corrugated cardboard and several star templates I downloaded from the internet. Used adorable Report Card papers from October Afternoon for a perfect touch of Americana flair, and added a tag with a vintage holiday image from Crafty Secrets.

The Pink Paislee blog shared a tutorial for making these 3-D barn stars this week, and they are amazingly easy to do. Super fun and super fast, too. And great for so many projects. Think I’ll be making a ton of these come Christmas time.

Time to head out!  Happy 4th of July, everyone!


Stars & Stripes

Morning everyone!  Ready to start a new week?  We are getting some much needed rain this morning.  Although it’s quite gloomy out, my grass is very thankful.  It’s only mid-May, and my yard is looking half-baked already. I think we’re in for a long, hot summer.

Today is a new challenge day over at The Shabby Tea Room, and this week we are inspiring you to create a project using red, white & blue and/or stars & stripes in honor of Memorial Day.

I was thrilled to find this Memorial Day vintage clip from Crafty Secrets in my stash and thought it was the perfect jumping off point for my card.  Paired it with some of my absolute favorite papers, Webster’s Pages Sweet As Cherry Pie 6×6 Petite Paper Pad.

I created a star out of chipboard using a template I downloaded from the internet, painted white and coated with Martha Stewart Crystal Clear glitter. Layered the star with a gorgeous red Bloomer by Webster’s Pages, some paper curls I made from the patterned paper, a hemp bow and fabric tie.

The trims are from Webster’s newer collections.  I used the Petite Berry Scallop along the side and the White Eyelet Edge across the center.  Trimmed off just the edging of the eyelet for the strip and used the fabric center remnant for the fabric tie on the star.  Can’t let anything go to waste, you know.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the blog to see the other designer’s fabulous creations as well as this week’s guest designer, Linda Coughlin, The Funkie Junkie.  Our prize this week is sponsored by Rae Barthel from Simply Rae!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!