This week, our designers are focusing on creating patriotic projects of all kinds. We have layouts, cards, altered projects, and even a fun mini album. With both Canada Day and the 4th of July being celebrated this week, it's the perfect time to dig out those red, white, and blue products and have fun with them!
“We Love America”, by Wendy Sue Anderson.
One of our family traditions is celebrating the 4th of July together. My dad loves to buy a big box of fireworks to set off in their backyard for the kids - they are mostly fountains - but the kids ooh and ahh like it's the most amazing thing ever! I love to see the kids excited to spend time together each year as we celebrate our freedoms together as a family!
Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz, Surf N Turf Starz, Scallop Starz; Family Forever: Language of Love, Borders; Max: That's My Boy; Scattered Sprinkles: Treasures & Text; All American: Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Blue Gingham, Navy Dot, Red Chevron; Flags: All American Flag Icons, All American Words, Patriotic; Crochet Hearts: Saltwater, McIntosh, White; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red
“USA” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
For my card, I started with three different patterns from the Lucky Starz collection and then added some details from the All American collection. I just love how so many of the different collections work so wonderfully together!
Lucky Starz: Scallop Starz, Surf N Turf Starz, McIntosh Starz; All American: Alpha+Bits, Borders & Cute Cuts
“Stars & Stripes” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love the All American collection. It's one of my favorite Bella collections! I started with a clear card base. I layered some patterned paper in strips for the background (this was done on the inside of the card). On the front, I stamped some stars using white ink and layered on a blue heart, stickers, and some ribbon with a button center.
All American: United We Stand, Seeing Stars, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits; Button Market: Merlot Flowers
“All American Girl” mini album, by Jen Chesnick.
I am a big fan of mini albums. I work with them a lot for themed photos and holidays. They are kind of like my 2 page layout, lots of photos in book form. For this project I cut down pattern paper in several sizes. All 4" wide and at varying lengths, so they would layer up on each other. I tried to coordinate the embellishments on each page bottom to work with the one on top. Hope you enjoy!
All American: American Pride, Boom Boom Pow, Borders & Cute Cuts, July Sky, Chipboard Icons, Just Write, Alpha+ Bits Stickers; Lucky Starz: Treasures & Text
And now it's time for a patriotic giveaway! One lucky reader will receive the complete All American collection, along with coordinating embellishments. Just leave us a comment here to be entered. We will announce a randomly chosen winner Sunday evening.