Welcome to the Red, White, Kaboom! Blog Hop! Happy 4th of July! We hope you are having a great holiday and thanks for spending a little time with us today. You should have come from Anne. If not, go back and start the hop at Alicia's blog. We hope you enjoy our creative efforts we have to share today. Enjoy your holiday!
I've got two projects to show you today! The first is my take on a project I saw on Pinterest.
The wreath I saw on Pinterest used white buttons on the blue yarn, but I wanted stars. I was lucky enough to find a package of red, white, and blue glittered stars at Hobby Lobby, so I picked them up and used most of the white ones on this wreath. I started by wrapping navy blue yarn around about a quarter of the styrofoam wreath. Then, I measured around the outside of the rest of the wreath and divided it by thirteen, since I was going to do thirteen blocks to simulate the thirteen striped on the U.S. flag, and made a small indentation in the back of the styrofoam wreath for each section. After that, I simply alternated wrapping the red and white yarn for each section and used my hot glue gun to adhere the yarn ends to the wreath. I made sure to pull the yarn tight to get the exact look I wanted. The stars are hot glued to the blue yarn, and to make the hanger, I simply cut a couple of pieces of red and white yarn, knotted them together at the end to form a loop, and stuck a stick pin through the knot and into the styrofoam. It took me ALL DAY to wrap the yarn around the wreath, but I really LOVE the finished product! PINTEREST SUCCESS!!! I'm also going to enter this at Red Carpet Studio Challenge to create a patriotic themed project.
My second project is a card I shared on my blog the other day but one I thought should be shared again today.
I originally completed this card for a couple of challenges in the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin'. I used ZING embossing powder in white for the song words, and I really like the way it turned out on the navy blue cardstock; the faux stitching around the edges was done with a white gel pen. The U.S. flag stamps is from the Made in the U.S.A. set from Technique Tuesday, and I used my ZIG Writer pens in Pure Red and Navy to color the flag, then I accented the tassel with gold Stickles. I'm entering this in Art by Miran's Challenge #9 for Anything Goes.
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Next up is Sarah!
Here's the entire list in case you get lost along the way:
1. Alicia ~ www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogs
2. Connie ~ http://
4. Theresa - http://
5. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
6. Anne - http://
7. Ashley W - http://