I know it's now officially fall, and the days of summer have passed, but I came across a handful of projects featuring the All American collection the other day that never quite made it to the blog. If you're anything like me, you probably have a few patriotic photos laying around that haven't made their way onto a layout yet, and you can use these projects for inspiration.
“Red, White and Cute”, by Brook Stewart.
The 4th of July is a big time around here…lots of fireworks, a rodeo, cookouts, lots of time with friends and family. I got my girl a super cute red, white and blue dress and the All American collection fir perfectly with my picture of her at her first rodeo on the 4th!
All American: United We Stand, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits, Chip Icons, Flags-Icons; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Surf N Turf; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh, Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Designer Tape: Red Dot
“My Heart”, by Jaclyn Rench.
I love the versatility of the All American collection, especially when paired with Bella's fun new embellishments. The addition of teal and grey into this line allow it to translate onto pages of any subject or theme without screaming "Fourth of July". In fact, I've used it here with a sweet quote and favorite everyday photo of my daughter. Mixing in the feathers and crochet hearts onto this page was a breeze, and adds so much fun texture and interest!
All American: American Pride, Seeing Stars, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Scallop; Feathers: Oyster; Button Market: Red Flowers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf
“July 4th Parade”, by Jennifer Chapin.
I love that the Bella feathers and crochet hearts come in so many different colors! They coordinate with any layout you create.
All American: American Pride, Boom Boom Pow, United We Stand, Borders and Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Ice; Feathers: McIntosh, Surf n' Turf; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Saltwater; Designer Tape: Chlorine Dot; Flags: All American Icons
“4th Of July”, by Sheri Feypel.
This layout was so fun to put together! I wanted to use all of the patterns but not didn’t want my layout to look too busy. I decided to make mini polaroid frames and filled them with different patterns, then decorated them with flags, chipboard, a feather (trimmed down) and stickers. I used a journaling block to place my title on the page so that it didn’t get lost in the patterns.
All American: Boom Boom Pow, Seeing Stars, American Pride, United We Stand, July Sky, Borders, Chip Icons; Flags: All American Icons, All American Words
“100% All American” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love making shaped cards and this fun, and I thought a firecracker would be a perfect shape for this fun, patriotic set! I embellished it with some sparkly glitter and a Crochet Heart.
All American: Alpha+Bits, July Sky, Boom Boom Pow, Borders & Cute Cuts; Button Market: Stars; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh
“Good Times” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
With so many coordinating papers and embellishments, this truly is one of my favorite collections! I used stickers, Ciao Chip pieces, Designer Tape, a Bella Button, and a couple of Crochet Hearts to embellish my card.
All American: American Pride, United We Stand, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits; Designer Tape: Red Chevron; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Saltwater; Button Market: Red Flowers