HSS Theme Challenge #72-Stars & Stripes

Happy first day of Summer! With the 4th holiday approaching quickly, we are presenting a patriotic challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

This weeks only criteria was to create a 3D project. I was surprised that this idea came to me so quickly. That rarely happens right?

I started with the Petal Cone Die in Night of Navy. I also cut it out in Real Red and Whisper White card stock. These last two I ran an additional time through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder. I alternated adhering them onto the sides of the original cone.

I also cut out the additional scallop half circles (included in the die) and adhered them to the bottom of the flaps. The sentiment was printed out from the computer and attached to the label included with the die too.

The final step was to create the "filling" for the cone. I used the star punch and Seeing Stars set. The gold and silver stars were embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder. To make the swirls, I cut a 1/4" strip of card stock, ran it through the crimper and used my finger to shape it by curling it at a diagonal. These were adhered with mini glue dots and attached to skewers.

I really like how they turned out. BTW, Target has the tins I used to make last years July 4th craft (seen here). If you have a 4th of July project you've made, we'd love to see it at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. 
I've also entered this project at these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas- Red White and Blue
Craft Us Crazy- Red White and Blue
Die Cut Dreams- Red White and Blue
Paper Play-Stars and Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Red White and Blue

Paper: Night of Navy {100867}, Real Red {102482}, Whisper White {100730}, Brushed Gold {102935}, Brushed Silver {100712}
Ink: Real Red {103133}, Night of Navy {102977}
Stamps: Seeing Stars {115352}
Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine {113439}, Petal Cone Bigz L Die {121810}, Square Lattice Embossing Folder {119976}, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder {117335} Star Punch {119875}, Paper Snips {103579}, Mini Glue Dots {103683}, Paper Cutter {104152}, Crimper{101618}


ChatterScene.com said...

Awesome project!!!

Anne Marie said...

So fun, Shannon! I really like the little "streamers" you added to the stars, too. Last years pinwheels were pretty stinkin' cute, too. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Pam~ said...

This is adorable! Your mind was definitely in the creative mode ... this is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What an awesome project!!! I will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #23 with a link back to your blog on 7-3-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care

Courtney said...

I love this Shannon!! What a great idea! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!


Deirdre said...

Great project - Thank you for playing along with us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Ren-Yi said...

I love this project. Great stars! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play.

nicoleqmullen said...

Fantastic project, love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Crafty Chris said...

A fantastic creation Thanks for joining us on the colour challenge at DCD.
Chris x

Debs said...

Awesome 4th of July creation, your embossed stars are fabulous, thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this challenge

Sprytebyrd said...

Super cute!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments