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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, July 12, 2013

USA Decor

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!!

11. Miranda -


Connie said...

These are so fun Lori! I love how you added the Washi. Very clever!!
Thanks for hopping with us!
Scrappy hugs, Connie

Miranda said...

These are super cute!

Sunflower Holli said...

wonderful centerpieces!!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool project. Great idea to use the music washi tape like that. I wouldn't have thought of it. Will tuck that in my idea grab bag. Thanks . I follow you via GFC and e-mail.

mamawcindy said...

Love your Fun Decorations. I was wanting to make something for our party this year. This would have been perfect. Thanks for Sharing!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Lori, I love your stars! So cool!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a fun project... love it. Thanks for sharing.

D- said...

Great centerpiece idea. I love your glitter cutting tip and how well they turned out. TFS.
(Google follower)

Chris Archuleta said...

I love this... I love center pieces and banners galore for the patriotic heart. Great job on this. Thanks!!

Josie0602 said...

Awesome centerpiece! I love the sparkly papers you used!


Mary Ann said...

Very pretty centerpiece!!!

Sue D said...

Very festive--I like your use of washi tape.

Pene said...

awesome and fun project! love it!

Pamela Lash said...

Oh how colorful and fun! I love how you explained how to make your project - TFS!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute!!

Klite3 said...

Beyond adorable! Way to cute! LOVE IT!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Cute stars. Love the use of washi tape. Happy to be in this hop with you. TFS AJ-