Monday, July 2, 2012

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop - Day Two

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for Day 2 of The Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop!!  I would like to thank Lisa for hosting such a fun hop and for allowing me be a part of it!!  Thanks Lisa :0) There were so many wonderful projects on Day One, I am sure you were all inspired as much as I was with all the crafty goodness!!   So get ready to be inspired some more as we do it all over again for Day Two!  If you just happened to stumble onto my blog and would like to play along with us. Please do so by starting over at Lisa's Blog and join in on all the fun as we celebrate The Fourth of July.  If you came here from Tahi's Blog then you are right on track!

So for Day Two I decided to do a Party Decor Project.  At first I had planned on making this a wall hanging project.  But after I got started, I thought this would look great on a buffet table or dessert table for a Fourth of July get together.  So I went with that and I love the end result, hope you do too!! Here are all the details of my project.

Cartridges Used
Elegant Edges
Birthday Bash
Stand & Salute

Other Items Used
Solid Cardstock - Bazzill Basics (Evening Surf & Ruby Slippers) Recollections (White)
Patterned Paper - Creative Imaginations
Martha Stewart Glitter - Garnet
Stickles - Gold
Pigment Ink - Red (For the edges)
We R Memory Keepers - Fancy Floss
White Gel Pen
Pop Dots

In order to make a sturdy tabletop decoration, I knew I would have to use some type of chipboard.  Cardstock alone was not going to work. So instead of buying some, I recycled and I used cereal boxes!!  I cut the base twice and just glued them back to back, it's very sturdy now ;0)

Well I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and up next is the super talented Miranda!

But wait!! What's a blog hop without a little candy?!  As promised, here is what you can win!!

One lucky winner will win the following:

1. Chipboard Album
2. DCWV "Summer Dream" Specialty Sticker Stack
3. DCWV "Summer Dream" Mat Stack Papers (24 Different Patterns - 2 Sheets of each)
4. Craft Essentials "Red, White & Blue" Embellishments
5. Martha Stewart - Solid Twine (Red)

Just be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you! Remember, this was a 2 day hop so if you left a comment each day.  You have double the chance in winning! I will pick my winner on Sunday July 8th! :0) Good Luck Everyone!!

I am also entering this project in the following challenges...

Paper Playtime - Red, White and Blue
Fantabulous Cricut  - Challenge #118 Kaboom Firework Celebration
Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Patriotic Pride

Here is the complete lineup, just in case you get lost along the way.

Jamie -

Pam -

Michele -

Maria -

Ashley -

Madge -

Tahi -

Diana - <~~~YOU ARE HERE

Miranda - <~~~UP NEXT

Jessi -

Ellen -

Thanks again for joining us on this fun hop and have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!!


  1. Very creative... love the results :)

  2. Very cute and the banner is a great touch to this project! Thank you for joining the FCCB challenge this week! Happy 4th!

  3. Oh, I just LOVE this decoration for your Fourth of July table. The details are terrific, including the baker's twine, and I especially like the use of the lighter blue (rather than navy) for an unusual touch.

    Hope your holiday is festive!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Great table decoration. And way to use your noggin and use cereal boxes for a sturdier backing. love this..... I may have to try it for my table next year. Thanks for the inspiration.
    {love love}

  5. I would love to be sitting at a table with this centerpiece. I would enjoy admiring the vibrant colors and sparkle. Great shape too!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  6. Dianna...I love your projects! SO glad you entered them at FCCB this week!

  7. Super cute home decor project, love the glitter, and see you also added glitter flames to the firecrackers - so cute!


  8. Adorable! I love the sparkle!
    Miranda :)

  9. I love this! I love the postage stamp shape to it too. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis P.S. I'd love it if you'd pop over to my other challenge blog, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges,
    and play this week. The challenge is to make a project for someone who's left footprints on your life. Smiles!

  10. Fabulous project Diane thanks for joining us at FCCB

  11. very nice project. good work. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  12. gorgeous Diana!! love this shape!!
    hugs & blessings

  13. Oh my GOsh Diana, this is so fabulous!!!! I absolutely love the banner and the shape it's awesome. You're right this would look so wonderful as decor.
    Great job!

  14. EEKK Diana I love this card. I love everything about it. The twine ties it off perfectly.

  15. The layout on this is awesome with the banner at the top. I love it! I hope you stop by the challenge at

  16. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at scrappy moms stamps!

  17. Love your project, thanks for joining us at FCCB this week