We are celebrating the 4th of July at The Cutting Cafe!
I love the 4th - picnics, watermelons, fireworks - and it's hard to believe we're about to celebrate it in two weeks. This year has flown by!
I used The USA Phrases...Printable Stamp Set and the USA Word Shaped Card...Template - Cutting File on this project. I printed the phrases out with my printer and cut the U S A letters with my Silhouette cutting machine. Two layers were cut, first was Silhouette chipboard then I layered another set of letters using a dp from my stash. I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the letters but it's kinda busy with the micro star dp so I may cut another set and replace these. ;)
Stickers along with ephemera from Graphic 45's Place in Time collection were used. On the top and bottom borders I glued patriotic paper straws to embellish and in the middle I cut a border strip from the collection. On the left and right side I added long clear stickers with stars. I used patriotic ribbon for my big bow and it was the finishing touch to my altered printer's tray.
This was a fun project to put together and I'll set it on a tabletop easel for display. Be sure to drop by The Cutting Cafe's blog to view all of the 4th of July inspiration by my fellow design team mates. If you leave a comment on the 21st of June DT post you'll automatically be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE Sets from TCC. Regina will announce the winner on July 7th.
I'll be spending the 4th recovering from our 30th anniversary journey. My hubby and I are going back to some of our favorite national parks in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and South Dakota plus new parks in Wyoming. We were able to to expand our trip thanks to some dear friends of ours who agreed to house sit for us. They're looking forward to enjoying the lake, boating, fishing and relaxing on the brand new deck that my hubby recently finished. Knowing that everything at home will be taken care we decided to include Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. They've been on our bucket list for a while so we are super excited! We'll be having a vacation while our friends have one as well. That's what I call a win for everyone! :)
Now all I have to do is leave the fridge stocked up and by request make some homemade salsa. I'll be posting some of our adventures on Instagram (beginning Thursday) if you'd like to see what our beautiful national parks in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, South Dakota and Wyoming look like. Plus I plan to leave some special messages for a dear friend of mine in Germany on my IG page so heads up Katrin.
Thanks for the visit, have a great day!