Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Blog Hop

Hey there! It's time once again for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! The theme this month is America, Canada or Birthday. I hope you enjoy my projects!

In keeping with our themes this month, I made a card that could be used for July 4th or it could be a birthday card or welcome home card for a soldier or veteran.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Topsy Turvy Celebration, Blast Off
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP stack
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red (pad and marker), Basic Gray marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes EF, white taffeta ribbon, rhinestones, white gel pen, homemade shimmer spray

Patriotic themed cards are a little bit tricky because we don't have a lot of current products that make stars, but we do have a brand new stamp set (Blast Off) that has a little flag. That is what I used to make the topper for my cake. I drew stripes onto the flag stamp using my Real Red marker and then stamped. I cut out a small square of Night of Navy cardstock for the flag's blue panel and made little white dots for the stars using my white gel pen. Here is a closeup of the flag...

My 3D project could have many different uses. They could be hung for decorations at a birthday party or July 4th barbeque. They could be put on a stick and used as a cake topper or party favor. They could also be used as a bow on top of a wrapped present.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Simply Scored, Simply Scored diagonal plate, In Color brads, Brights buttons, white bakers twine, mat pack, paper piercer

These were very quick and simple to make. I started with 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares of DSP (but any size square would work). I made a diagonal score line from corner to opposite corner and then turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated. I then cut along the score lines until I was about one inch from the center. I folded the tips into the center and secured them with a brad that I placed using the paper piercer and mat pack. The first pinwheel also has a button attached to the center using glue dots.

That's all I have to share! I kept my post nice and short so that you could quickly move on to the other amazing projects. I hope you enjoy them! Please try to leave some comments along the way. They are very encouraging to all of us! Thanks and happy hopping!


Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
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Pam Steckman

The stamp set is my favorite and then making it patriotic is even better! The pinwheels are great - thanks for the instructionS1


I love your card and the flag on your cake. It reminds me of a ship with the way the cake is tiered. Your pin wheels turned out great too. They are so much fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn's Creative Chalet

I loveeeeeee your projects!!! :) Simply adorable!!! :)

Nancy Berg

Your projects are examples of why I am starting to really love this color combo!!

I LOVE how you added the little flag on your cake! SUPER-CUTE!

Pat T.

Love your card! Thanks for the instructions on the pinwheel. I need to give those a try. Thank you for sharing.


You card is so cute, i would never thought to use a cake stamp set as a 4th of July card. Great job! - Pam W.

Shellie G.

Love your projects. I especially like your card. using the marker to add the stripes for the flag was a great idea. That set is on my wishlist :-) You have also convinced me to add Topsy Turvy to my I needed to be enabled... ;p

Shellie G.

Love your projects but especially the card. It was a neat idea to use your marker to make the stripes for the flag. And really, I didn't need to be enabled to add Topsy Turvy Celebrations to my wishlist. ;p

Stampin Dj

I thought pinwheels would be much more difficult than that. Thanks for sharing the directions!
That DSP is in Summer Smooches? Who knew? Guess I should look closer at it! Thanks for sharing your great projects!

Amy E

Super cute projects!! I love the card!!

Rose Castillo

Great idea using the flag from the Blast Off set, I would have never thought of that. I live in a box and its hard for me to think outside of it. TFS!

Kim Ryden

Very cute projects! I love that cute pinwheel! And I laughed when I got on your blog because I have that same digi kit that you decorated your blog with! I love it! :)

Annie Lee

Oh my goodness, that flag on the cake is awesome! I have the set and didn't even realize that's what you did with the flag!


Very adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! I love what you did with the flag, I never would have thought of that.

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