Our designers were asked to focus on creating patriotic themed projects this week, and we're back with a few more shares. 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!
“Remember”, by Jennifer Chapin.
Happy 4th of July! Today I am sharing a patriotic layout with you - this one is about Memorial Day - but the inspiration could be translated into a July 4th layout as well. We took our kids to visit their great-grandparents' graves on Memorial Day this year and I wanted to document it. I started with a sheet of patterned paper from the All American collection and die cut a large star. I layered this over white cardstock and a few sheets of the Confetti Clear Cuts transparencies. I like to layer these to create a multicolored effect. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the star for added texture. After adding my photo and a title, I used lots of chipboard bits and some enamel stars to complete the page.
All American: United We Stand, Chipboard Icons, Alpha+Bits; Clear Cuts: McIntosh Confetti, White Confetti; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars; Enamel Dots: Blueberry; Enamel DooDads: McIntosh, Milk White
“Land of the Free” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I love the fantastic mix of patterns in the All American collection! I combined a couple of my favorites to create a stars and stripes card! With a few dies, I had the shapes for my card finished. I embellished with stickers, wooden stars, and some twine.
All American: Alpha+Bits, Boom Boom Pow, United We Stand, Just Write Journaling Stickers
“USA” card, by Corri Garza.
I created my Patriotic card with the stars and stripes theme in mind. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the striped background and then layered that over white cardstock. I layered the alphas on a journaling sticker and then embellished with a bow and stars.
Color Chaos: McIntosh Strandz; All American: Just Write Journaling; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars; Bella Bows: Ice; Enamels DooDads: Ice