Welcome to the "Hurray for the Red White and Blue" Blog Hop!
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors.
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this fun Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Heartstring Designs has given us an awesome monthly kit to raffle off to one lucky person.
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Ready to join in the fun?
Now on to my project:
I started out with my Gypsy.
I cut out three stars from George at 3.50 inches. I used red glitter paper from Michaels for the stars. When cutting glitter paper, I put it glitter side down on my mat and it cuts much better. Then I have to scrub the glitter off my mat!!
For the bigger stars, I cut them at 5 inches. I cut three out of blue cardstock.
I used Base Camp for my font and sized the letters and shadow layer to 1.62 inches.
I cut them out in blue and white cardstock scraps.
I took my Fiskars 1.5 inch punch and punched out three circles out of white cardstock. I use music note washi tape to cover the circle.
I layered the letters and stuck them to the circle. I pop-dotted the circle to the red glitter star. I adhered the red star to the blue star.
I used 14" Wilton lollipop sticks and attached them to the back of the stars with tape. I tied some ribbon on the sticks.
I found a bucket at Target in the dollar section and filled it with rocks. You could also use marbles or sand - whatever you have on hand.
I had a 2" vinyl star left over from another project that I stuck on the front of the bucket.
This makes a fun centerpiece for our 4th of July picnic!
Your next stop in the hop is AJ.
I included the lineup in case you get lost along the way!!
1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Lucy - http://love2createitall.com
3. Angela - http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
6. Carla - www.racincrafts.blogspot.com
8. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/****HERE
9. AJ- http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/****NEXT
10. Sandy- http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com
11. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com