Friday, June 10, 2016

Star Spangled Basket - Dreaming Tree Blog Hop

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I always try to switch out my home decor a bit to match the seasons and holidays. In recent years, I've created a lot of my own pieces using my Cricut and SVG files I've purchased.  This time of year, I break out the red, white and blue for the summer holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

I was inspired to create this Star Spangled Summer arrangement using the Blossom Basket from the Daffodilly Spring bundle as the base.

I used the optional plain exterior panels (in the extras folder) and embossed them with a basket weave pattern. I just discovered these amazing embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers. They are called Next Level Embossing Folders and they have such great detailed impressions.  I'll be shopping for more of these soon. I was experimenting with them on some scraps while trying to decide which one to use:


I added some star and flourish cutouts to the blue base trim that I found in the O Christmas Tree bundle on the Star Gift Box lid and front panel.


Some clear crystal gems and pearl bling around the blue basket trim added a nice contrast with a bit of sparkle and shine. I just love bling!


Using the rosette from the bottom of the Umbrella Egg in the Daffodilly Spring bundle along with the dimensional star from the Star Gift Box, I added some ribbon to a bamboo skewer (as shown in the assembly video tutorial for the Hearts Bouquet, Hugs N Kisses bundle) and created a spangled star of my own!  A few silver sequins around the edges of the star really make this shine.


I made a few more of the dimensional stars from the Star Gift Box in different sizes to add to the arrangement and created the Star Spangled Summer sentiment using my Make-the Cut software.


With some glittery pipe cleaners I created a little firework explosion on a stick in red, blue and silver. I used some of the same pipe cleaners and coiled them around a pencil to make some sparkly squiggles (technical term!) to add to the basket.


I enjoy seeing this new addition to my summer decor every time I walk past it!



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83 comments:

  1. I love how creative you are using bits and pieces from different kits. I love the detail of the embossing folders, it really adds a lot to the final decoration.

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  2. Awesome project!! I love the weave embossing folders. I've never seen those. They look so real!

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  3. Almost makes me want to be American. :) I love the embossing. It looks so real!

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  4. I love the embossing on the basket. I think it looks like 4th July but I've never had a 4th July as not in US. It lovely bright and sparkly

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  5. I love everything about this...especially the glittery pipe cleaners. :)

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  6. I love the red white & blue projects, they look great!

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  7. Love, love, love red-white-blue decor. These are just great!

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  8. Way to cute!!And how you did the embossed basket, also the sweet pipe cleaner fire cracker...

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  9. Oh love the decor. I think I may scrap / decor lift this.

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  10. This is adorable, definitely a winner in my boo,.

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  11. This is AMAZING!! Perfect 4th July decor!

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  12. Love your project, very partiotic!

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  13. i love love love this!!!!! It looks AMAZING

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  14. I love your embossing!! Such a great project!!

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  15. love your embossing folders. thanks for sharing great ideas.

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  16. Wow so much details - gorgeous project, such a great idea! 😊

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  17. This is so great. Ready for the 4th of July.

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  18. Wow! This is an awesome project. I absolutely love the embossing. I am going to have to look for those. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  19. Love this! Great idea for bringing some patriotic "pop" into home decor!

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  20. What a spectacular arrangement to display during the holidays. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Super cute, I just might have to do this one!

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  22. Very nice! I love the look of those embossing folders also. :)

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  23. The embossing folders work perfectly for this project!

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  24. This is just the thing I was searching for! It would be a nice addition to the dining tables at a nursing home for the July holiday. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Nice job, Lee. I really like how you used different items from different kits or files to create this! Very patriotic.

    Mike
    Dezinesbyem
    Dezinesbyem.blogspot.com

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous! Very patriotic and perfect for 4th July centerpiece!

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  27. Great job, I love it❤️❤️

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  28. Would love to have this as a centerpiece on my table. Thank you for the idea!

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  29. I love this, so bright and fun!!! super cute and thanks for the inspiration

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  30. I think these look great together. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. Nice! I have a crop with a red,white and blue theme coming up! Perhaps I'll share this with them!

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  32. Wow! What an awesome project. Will definitely have to watch your video on the ribbon technique and the embossing folders are a must to add to my collection. Awesome project! Thank you

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  33. Very festive!! I love the basketweave embossing and that pipe cleaner firework is adorable!!

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  34. What a wonderful idea for a table decoration for our 4th of July BBQ. Thanks for sharing. I love the "basket" folder. I'm going to have to find that one as it's not part of my collection. Thanks for sharing such a fun project with us!

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  35. How creative!! I love how you used different elements from different files of Leo's and made such a beautiful display. Excellent!!!

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  36. I might have to create something like this for my mantle. Thank you so much for the inspiring project!

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  37. This is so creative I have to make it...

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  38. Love the paper you used for the rosette. It looks great with this display.

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  39. Nice work. It really brings out the colors for the 4th of July

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  40. Great job! I love the basket weave, I will have to check out those folders.

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  41. What a great centerpiece for the 4th of July, gorgeous. Did you create the Star Spangled Summer wording yourself? If so, may I ask how the blue shadow was made?

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    1. Hi Judite! I created the wording in Make-the-Cut software which also allowed me to create a shadow layer. If you don't have software that will allow you to do this, you could always create your text, mount it on whatever color you want for a shadow and cut around it with scissors to get the shadow effect.

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  42. What an amazing project, perfect for any summer celebration. Love all the different elements you used.

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  43. I need some more patriotic decorations, gonna try this.

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  44. Very creative! Love the embossing!

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  45. love the textured basket and the detail. so patriotic!!!

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  46. this is wonderful and I am making several for the holiday!
    thanks

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  48. I love the way you mixed and matched patterns. So perfect. Crazy about the embossing folders, great for box cards! Good job.

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  49. The embossing finishes the project perfectly. Perfect holiday centerpiece for the 4th

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  50. Now that is thinking outside the box - or rather basket. Great job. I love the look of your embossing folders.

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  51. Wonderful project and just love the way it all fits together. I have those embossing folders and haven't used them yet, but after seeing what you have done, I plan on doing so soon. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

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  52. The embossing was such a great idea. Love the project

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  53. This is awesome ! Such a fun decor piece and I love the look from the embossing folders. Thanks for sharing !

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  54. Great summer project. I really like the detail that the embossing brought to this

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  55. Great mixture of svg files! Love the weave embossing folders. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great centerpiece! Love the embossing!

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