Hello, American Crafts Fans! Jana Eubank here today with a patriotic home decor project!
I love to die cut and paper piece with beautiful patterned papers, and so when I was brainstorming what I wanted to create for this upcoming 4th of July, I decided it would be fun to create a patriotic shadowbox out of paper.
I used my electronic die cutting machine to create the frame using American Crafts 12×12 White Textured Cardstock. Next, I went through several American Crafts collections and pulled out anything I could find in red, white, and blue to decorate the squares.
I used lots of stamping for the top squares. The square in the top left corner uses the "Wild & Free" phrase and stars from the Star Gazer acrylic stamps. I used the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things Set 3 stamps to create the fireworks in the top right square. I then added the red glitter foam letter stickers from the Stickers & Bling collection as a title.
The white paper flowers and red gems are from the Stickers & Bling collection as well!
At the bottom of the shadowbox I created my own flag using my paper trimmer. I cut off the ribbon tails from one of the Star Gazer Shooting Star Embellishments to decorate the flag … and then added a large red gem to the center (Stickers & Bling collection).
I added a bright blue ribbon around the outside, tying it like a present with a fluffy bow on the top! I then finished the frame off by creating a few layered flower embellishments with my Knock Out Flower punches. The leaves are punched and hand cut from Leaf Textured Cardstock, and the flower centers are the Adhesive Flair stickers from the Star Gazer collection.
Do you decorate for the 4th of July? What will you create for your collection this year?
SUPPLIES: 12×12 White Textured Cardstock (71259); 12×12 Leaf Textured Cardstock (71052); Shimelle Box of Crayons collection: All Change Paper (346586), Thickers Phrases Navy Foam Glitter (346611), Glitter Shaker Stickers (346622), Accent & Phrase Stickers (346612); Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection: Pretty Petals Paper (343416), Marigold Merriment Paper (343414), Be Free Paper (343403), Accent & Phrase Stickers (343429), Acrylic Stamps (343435), Adhesive Flair (343439), Shooting Star Embellishments (343437), American Crafts Stickers & Bling collection: Bling Adhesive Rhinestones – Multi Color Round (346671), Embellishments – Paper Flowers (346675), Foal Alphabet Stickers – Red Glitter (346630); Vicki Boutin All the Good Things – Mixed Media Stamp & Dies – Set 3 (346453); Knock Out Punces: 2" Flower, 1.5" Flower