Hello, friends! Today, I'm sharing ideas for celebrating Independence Day here in the USA! Quite frankly, you can adapt the color palette for any holiday or occasion! With just a few paper crafting supplies you can create embellishments to jazz up any celebration!
For those visiting for the first time today from Mary Fish's Stampin Pretty blog where I am her Sunday guest stamper, welcome! And for those who've been to Peonies and Paper Chains before, welcome back!
Let me give you the details about my creations...
The Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Folder and either the Star Framelits or the new Medium Star Punch to make a little pennant to adorn a serving bowl. So quick and easy! I used Stampin' Dimensionals to apply the star to the pennant as I love the added depth.
Using the brand new Triple Banner Punch, my Lucky Stars embossing folder, and toothpicks allowed me to transform basic Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock into decorative flags!
Placing the bite size brownies in a ceramic egg tray provides an unexpected serving twist AND provides an opportunity to use this tray beyond the Easter holiday.
Using a Circle punch and sewing machine, I was able to make a paper garland and to later snip off a small portion to decorate this "Pint and a Half" Mason Jar. It is just the right size for holding a several boxes of sparklers!
Having grown up in New Hampshire (where fireworks and sparklers are perfectly legal), sparklers have long been a part of my 4th of July traditions. Living in the Granite State now, I can share this tradition with my girls.
I'm a big fan of garlands and you can easily make this either with or without a sewing machine. And, if you you are going to make one garland, I say make a few and layer them together! If you look closely, you'll notice that I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder on the Real Red pennants and the Lucky Stars folder on the Night of Navy ones.
The zig zag design is from the Work of Art stamp set -- definitely a fun twist on the traditional "stars + stripes" look!
This Take Out Box would be perfect for sending home treats with guests attending a holiday gathering that you are holding OR for bringing a hostess gift if you will spending the day at someone else's home. You could also fill a Take Out Box with all the supplies for s'mores (less the sticks for roasting) and hand out to everyone around a campfire!
The stamps are from Work of Art, the red polka dots were created with a Sponge Dauber, and the double ended banners had their ends snipped with the Triple Banner Punch. I also used my Word Window punch to help weave my card stock "ribbon" around the box.
A big thank you to Mary for having me as her Stampin' Pretty Sunday guest stamper!
Hope that you are leaving with some ideas for ways to create a festive mood at your home over the holidays! Which idea are most likely to try?