Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy 4th of July...

I love to have a little something hanging on my front door. I almost always have something of some sort. And I dare say most times, it is with some sort of rosette. I LOVE them!!! Any, I always to to have it season specific. So, being it's July 4th next week, and I am a very patriotic, proud to be American, kind of girl....I made something patriotic. I hope you like.

It is my day over at My Scrap Chick, so the elements I used are from their store. The list will be at the end of this post.
I use digital papers, so I can always print what I need when I want...and never run out. So I went through what I have and chose All American Summer by Dani. You can find it here. I printed what I needed, then set about cutting.

I first started by making the rosette in the center. I had miscalculated and it wasn't as large as I wanted it. Being that I hate to pitch something out, I set about to see how I could save it. I figured I could just add the rosette to the center of a couple of mats. So I found a scallop circle that would work, then sized a plain circle accordingly. 

I chose to use the 4th of July element from MSC. I sized the pieces together to look right for the center of my rosette. If a star didn't have a mat, I made one. I printed my papers, cut my pieces and assembled the emblem. I noticed this file didn't have the "th" and seemed a bit odd to me, so I simply chose a basic font and made my own. Now I think it's perfect!  I inked all the edges and used some white gel pen, and my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I tied some twine and added a few stars. 

I cut a few extra stars and wound some wire around a pencil to make some "springy" things, lol. I added the stars to the ends of the wires, and hot glued them in place behind one of the layers. Then I added some Stickles glitter to sparkle them up some. I like how they kind of look suspended above. Gives a bit of movement. 

So, there you have it. Another project I saved from the trash can. lol!  I ended up actually liking it better with the extra layers under the rosette.'s the list of what I used.

I hope you got a bit of inspiration today, with my project. How about getting some of your supplies out and make one for yourself....or a gift for a friend....or the hostess of your holiday picnic? I know you'll love it!

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. Cheryl ~ Oh I LOVE this!!! The details are simply PERFECT and I LOVE how patriotic this is! I am proud to say I am American and LOVE this country!!! Now send that my way! LOL!