A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, June 29, 2009

Celebrate Your Country

Hey yall! This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we are celebrating our country. I did 2 projects for this week. I wanted to spruce up one of our 'plants' in the apartment for the fourth. We don't do live plants, but there is no reason you can't spruce up a fake plant, right? LOL. So I made some pinwheels, which I attached to clothespins to attach to my plant. Voila! Instant decoration. I used the Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes Embossing folders on my pinwheels. These were really so easy and fun to make. I haven't done this since I was in grade school. Next, I made a card to sit next to it. I used the Houndstooth Embossing folder and the Sizzix Distressed Texture Plate. I also incorporated some ribbon, stitching, a patriotic sticker, and the use of the Holiday Stars border punch by Martha Stewart. Here are my projects:

I was kind of discouraged at first because my stitching ended up a little uneven. But then I remembered our trip to the Smithsonian and viewing the first United States flag. I decided to leave it since the hand stitched flag isn't perfect either. I will never forget the trip to the Smithsonian. The pride I felt to be an American as I learned more about our history was something I will always remember.

If you would like instructions on how to do these pinwheels, go here:

So do come on over to The Cuttlebug Spot and join us this week to celebrate your country!!!


Thanks for stoppin' in! Take care and have a wonderful week!!!
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Steph said...

Wow, that is awesome! I love the pinwheels! Beautiful card to match too! Great job gf!

Sandy said...

Wonderfully done Aymee...what a great touch for the 4th!

~JulieH~ said...

Aymee these are gorgeous projects! You always decorate up for the holidays so beautifully. Thankks for the link to the pinwheels. Your card is fabulous I love your stitching it's the perfect touch for this card

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Jan said...

Love your Americana projects..the pinwheels are so sweet and your card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Another great card, Aymee! And those pinwwheels are too cute!

Carol said...

Aymee - This is just beautiful! I think those pinwheels are gorgeous and that card is so inspirational. The way you tied in the visit to the Smithsonian American History Museum to view our Flag with your card is unique! Happy Fourth!


ledesma said...

Hi!!!! I love your blog your work is beautiful.

scrappin_mom3 said...

super cute A!! love the card and pinwheels!

lindal said...

Love the pinwheels. Great job. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog.

itsabrt said...

Aymee these are brilliant in every way! BR-T

KarenB said...

Absolutely adorable girl! Have a safe and happy 4th!