Friday, May 30, 2014

July 4th...

As Americans, we all love to celebrate our freedoms...and rightly so! We all love picnics, parades, and fireworks. So, in preparation for that, I've put together a goody box filled with some fun.

I used the number five box from Caddy Essentials over at My Scrap Chick. This is a really great set to have, perfect for giving any little gift or treat. I sized the box as big as it would fit on the mat. 
I printed out some fun digital paper and cut and assembled. 

So, here we have a "HOT" box of fun. Hot Sparklers, hot Pop-It's, Hot Tamales. And of course, with adult supervision only! Even the Hot them things are hot! Anyway, I used the stars from the flag in the Patriotic Family set. To get the open star, I layered one smaller one over a larger one and made a compound path. Then I sized one bigger and one smaller. As well, I cut a red, white and blue star. I accented them with some Stickles. Tied on a bit of twine and called it done.

When I printed my papers, I printed both sides, as when you fold up and assemble, if you don't use double sided paper, it will just be white. And that's ok, just not the look I wanted. I cut some panels of left over paper, and attached to the sides. The title was just made by selecting a font, and then creating a shadow layer for it. I used foam squares to add dimension to that and a few of the stars. 

I hope you like this and it gives you some inspiration to make something similar. Here is where you get what you need.

Don't wait too long, the holiday will soon be upon us! These would make fun take home gifts at your picnic for the holiday. The kids will love them! Fill with whatever you like, age appropriate of course.

Happy Crafting!