Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!




Happy Independence Day!

For a little surprise for my daughter, I have a Fourth of July present.  We don't usually do gift-giving for this holiday, but she has been wanting something special so I thought it would be a fun time to give it to her.  For the first time in years, my husband and I are not working out-of-town on July 4th-- so that's even more reason to celebrate together as a family!

This is my challenge project for the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #61:  Stars and Stripes.  The challenge was an easy one so I jumped on it for my gift tag!


We were required to use at least three stars and stripes and at least two Cricut cuts on a project of any type.  My tag cuts were done on the Expression using cuts and cartridges as described below:

  • Girl:  Block Party cartridge, cut at 6".  I discarded her flower so she could hold a sparkler.  I added bows and stars (see below) to her hair.  She is popped up with 1/8" pop dots on the finished tag.
  • Sparkler:  Stand and Salute, 1-1/2".  I used a mix of fine and chunky glitter for the surface.
  • I hand-cut the stripes on her shirt using a stencil as a guide made from the negative space around the same t-shirt cut.

  • USA design on t-shirt:  Stand and Salute, 1/2" (border page 63), trimming off the stars to make it fit.

  • Stars in her hair and on her t-shirt:  Stand and Salute 1/2" (border page 32).  The stars on her shirt on the negative space of the cut; the stars in her hair are from the border, cut apart.
  • Tag base:  Art Philosophy, 8" (page 60), embossed with a Cuttlebug folder from "Skyward Set."

  • Banner:  Text printed with 'Tall Paul' font at 48 point.  Banner and red stripes were cut via paper trimmer.
  • Stars for the package:  Stand and Salute, cut at 2-1/2" and 1-1/2".
I used this tag on the gift package.


And I got it all done before she woke up!!  Yippee!
Thank you for checking my blog post today.  You can see many of my previous projects by viewing My Project Gallery.  Best wishes for a happy and safe Independence Day!

Edited to add:  I am feeling a little 'linky' today so I have also linked to BBTB2, Die Cuttin Divas, Cooking with Cricut, and Exploring Cricut!

35 comments:

Jessica Fazio said...

Such a cute way to wrap a gift! Love her little sparkler :-) I'm sure she loved not only what was in the package, but what was on the outside as well :-) Hope you and your family have a safe and Happy 4th!

~ Hugs ~

Jess
www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

Karon said...

This is fabulous -love it. Happy 4th of July. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh she will love it... hugs

Tanya/Nonna said...

Absolutely Adorable! What a fun tag! I'm sure Piper loved love the package as much as the goodies inside! Happy 4th to you and your family, enjoy your time at home!

Gramjak said...

So adorable! Love it all, as always! (Will you be my mommy, too!)

Know she really liked her present -- hope that you have a truly beautiful 4th!

L.B. said...

She is so cute this little girl you prepared. Very very fun. have a wonderful 4th.

Margi said...

your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure she will love it. TFS your wonderful projects and tutorial. You are always an inspiration for us. God Bless you.

Sandi said...

it is adorable and I bet daughter treasures it, thanks for joining the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, how fun is THAT! Love your tag and fabulous wrapping. Bet your daughter was thrilled. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

Brenda said...

I am so loving this tag! Of course I love anything you make. lol This is an awesome way to present your gift to your DD today. I hope you enjoy your time home with the family. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Blue6366 said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous. I love how you altered this die cut and made it your own with the addition of the sparkler and decoration on the shirt. Awesome job.

Sis Patterson said...

Beautiful and sparkly tag! Love the stars and stripes you created, and love the expression on your girl. Super fun tag and I hope you were able to enjoy your Independence Day (especially since you didn't have to work).

Happy 4th - and AE says she is packing her bags again, Piper!

Carole Beath said...

This is just absolutely spectacular....thanks for sharing with our BBTB2 patriotic challenge.
Carole

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Super cute. That girl is adorable. Great gift packaging.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Your projects are always so amazing Nadia. I love this cute little patriotic chick. Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut and BBTB2.

Jeri said...

How adorable. Love the little girl on the tag. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

Sharon said...

Fabulous gift tag!! Love the girl. So adorable. Looks great on the package with the stars. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very cute tag! I love the details,especially the way you decorated the paper doll's shirt - very clever the way you did the stripes! I'm sure Piper loved what was inside the box too.

Stephanie said...

This is adorable. I love that little girl. Never noticed it before. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Hrvatica said...

Wonderful gift tag! Love the expression on that girl's face.

Creative Diva said...

What an adorable tag! Love the outfit of the girl. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Julie said...

This is aweesome!!! I wish I'd thought of making a girl holding a sparkler!! She's sooo cute! :o) I hope you stop by the challenge at www.thecricutchirp.com

Michelle said...

Beautiful tag Nadia! I am sure your daughter loved her card and gift.

Annette said...

What a fun tag! Glad you weren't traveling on the 4th:) Thanks for playing at Exploring Cricut!

Annette
mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Such a great tag! So fun and patriotic! Thanks for joining the weekly challenge at BBTB2.
Susan

Glenda said...

Great tag! Love the little girl! Thank you for sharing with us at BBTB2!
Glenda

Diane said...

I love this and so will your daughter! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

Pat N. said...

OMG, your card is too cute. Love that girl image. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week.--Pat N.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Nadia, thank you so much for telling me I women the Cricut challenge, I didn't know .. I am so excited...hugs

~JulieH~ said...

fabulous tag and wrapping too! Thanks so much for joining usat BBTB2
Juliex

Gerda said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

shelly said...

wow what an awesome job on your tag! thanks for sharing it with us at bbtb2:)

Tangle said...

I love your project! super fun and creative. I'm a big fan of your work! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!

-Rebekah

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Very cute, Nadia!! AND OH SO FUN!!!:)

Hope everything is going well for you!!

God bless you!

-Stephanie
http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

She had to just love it!!! It's fun and sooooo adorable!

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