Saturday, July 8, 2017

All American Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...
All American Blog Hop

This hop is all about America and the things that make us great. Our projects hope to inspire you with our stars and stripes. I love the USA!
You should have arrived from (KIM )
If you need to start at the beginning please start at Connie Can Crop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
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One lucky winner will win a $21 gift certificate to Bugaboo Stamps.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/19/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Now let's salute this great country!
I made all of the following items for a Patriotic Swap for a group on Facebook- The Crafty Nesters, it's a private group, but you may join if you'd like just let me know and you don't have to join in on the swaps. The first item is a tag that I attached to a Mini Patriotic Pocket Letter. I know you're all wondering what is a mini pocket letter- you cut off any row of  3 off a pocket letter and I chose the top row. A pocket letter is a way of getting to know people and can have many themes. The tag is actually made of Recollections White Cardstock Value Pack 3 3/4 x 8 7/8" and I cut the top to the same size of a Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Craft #8 Heavyweight Kraft tag and I cut a little off the bottom. The ribbon is Celebrate It ribbon from Michaels. The paper I glued on the tag is from Colorbok Holiday Extravaganza Designer Paper 12 x 12 pad. The stickers are Sticko Red, White, and Blue USA.
I used Recollections Red Old Glory 12 x 12 Open Cardstock and cut each square to 2.5 x 3.5" and I tried my best to keep it looking like the American flag.

The next item is a Memorydex card from Heidi Swapp Memorydex File Cards & Tabbed Dividers 100 pack Selfie. I covered it with Recollections Anchors Open 12 x 12 Cardstock that I trimmed down to fit the card. The stickers are all from Sticko USA sticker album/booklet that I bought at Wal-Mart. You're supposed to use a Heidi Swapp Memorydex punch to make these, but it's easier and cheaper to buy the card set especially when I got the set on clearance at Hobby Lobby! :)

The last item is a Patriotic Doll Tag that I made using the Recollections White Cardstock Value Pack again cutting it down to Ranger tag size at the top. I added Authentique Freedom "Rejoice" Two-Sided paper. The stamp is Julia Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamp (she doesn't have a name like most of the others do) and I paper pieced her dress using the other side of the Authentique paper. The stickers are Sticko Red, White, and Blue USA and I used colored pencils to color her hair, skin, and shoes- I can't for the life of me think of the name brand or find them. That's how it always happens. My stepbrother just bought me some NPW 50/50 Two Tone Colored Pencils for my birthday and I can't wait to use them in my scrappin'!

That's all I have for you today. Now kindly hop on over to (ASHLEY
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