Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July

A National day in the United States to commerate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776
in reality, it's a day to decorate your house/yard with all sorts of Americana goodies, wave the flag, wear red, white and blue, watch the fireworks, eat hot dogs cooked out on a grill, attend a parade, go to the lake, eat bar-b que with some friends, go to a baseball game, have a drink....
or just stay home and relax! ( my plan...and add one of the drinkie thingies too :/ )
To my WOYWW ladies, I apologise for the long post, but for those that do no know this:
I am a Guest Designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon for the entire month of July, so a quick look at my desk, and then we are off to celebrate Really Reasonable Ribbon and Scor-Pal who are teaming up this week to share all sorts of crafting ideas! On the 13th we are having a blog hop and you are the first....err....100 to get a sneak peak at what I'm making for the hop. lol
Any guesses as to what it is?
As many of you already know I am published in Cricut Magazine and in the May 2012 issue I created a project using Really Reasonable Ribbon twill. ( Twill is one of my favorite ribbons. )
I wanted to do a small tutorial on it reproducing it in July 4th colors to celebrate the day!
Scor-Pal tape
glitter pattern paper: Reminisce
Cricut - Doodlecharms cartridge
and a candle ( mine is from Michael's for .99 )
Cut 2 flowers at 5 " and 2 flowers at 5.5"
Form to the shape of your candle base
curl back edges using a pencil
cut one 5.5" flower petals apart
Next, line the back of the smallest flower that will form the inside candle base with Scor-Pal tape and then adhere your ribbon to it. This will help hold your shape for the cup too.
 Stack your layers of flower cups with a layer of glue between them, then using glue, insert the cut petals individually and use hot glue to adhere your bow on. ( made with Bow Easy! ) You're done, simple and easy way to add some decor to a candle!
Here's wishing everyone ( even those across the pond ) a Happy and safe 4th of July!!
Unique Crafters Challenge #5 - Patriotic
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge # 72 Color Challenge with a bonus
Cricut Circle weekly challenge: Stars and Stripes
Paper Playtime- Challenge #78 Die Cuts, red, white and blue

And for all my challenge loving WOYWW ladies, check out the RRR #51 Children's Birthday with Ribbon theme and don't forget Project Pinterest on July 9th!

And speaking of Project Pinterest, my featured pin gal is Roudi for her Anchor Charm Bracelet and her Mod Podge Shoes, and because she is so enthusiastic, and sweet. I hope everyone goes over to her C is for CRAFT blog, follow her and leave a comment for her! She is one of a kind special!!

Congrats Roudi, e-mail me and I will send you, your Featured Project Pinterest button to display on your blog! :)


Modern Day Disciple said...

You are famous! Happy 4th. Love the beautiful featured creations. I love candles... waving to you from Rhode Island! Hugs!

okienurse said...

Great project Sandee! Hope you have a fabulous 4th. Vickie #36

Bridget Larsen said...

Amazing project you have going on there, all the best for the blog hop and dont forget to post a link in WOYWW when its ready so we can visit
Bridget #6

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

inkypinkycraft said...

Have a great day! Your creations look fab! Trace. X 52

BJ said...

Looks like a little house is being prepared on your desk. I spy your pack of ribbons and the seahorse frame is darling. Oh and I think I spotted a brilliant flower candle holder. I want to come and play... but of course I have badders (badminton) Ho Hum, Thanks for stopping by BJ#18
oh and dsepite you not leaving your number I knew where you were hiding, right behind me as my shadow - LOL

Roudi said...

Hip, hip, hooray! :D Thank you very much Sandee I had so much fun doing this. I would sure join the next Project Pinterest, too!

Kisses from Egypt all the way to you. ♥


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I love your 4th July make and with your tutorial you make it look so easy, might just have a go myself. Happy 4th July to you, spend it wisely now!! Crafty hugs, Anne x #49

Neet said...

Lovely flower candle holders - would do the other way as jam pot covers too. Good luck with it all - you seem busy.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that is a super project and very cute! great job

Joynana said...

Congratulations on being published. Your project is wonderful. I am thinking that it is something I might like to try. Happy 4th of july. #17

MrsC.x said...

love your candle happy 4th july
TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Pat N. said...

Gee, Sandee, you make this look so easy! Congrats on being published, again and again! And for always stopping by. So far so good on Chrome--at least I can post! But I'm still only using it for Blogger--it functions differently from IE so still adapting. Sounds like you'll have a relaxing 4th. I'm doing the same. ENJOY!--Pat

Eliza said...

What lovely candles and decorations, I have candles all around my house, so this is a real treat for me, thank you. Like always you please. Happy 4th July too.


Lindsay Weirich said...

congrats on the pub! happy woyww!
Lindsay #18

Glenda said...

Waving the flag here! Glad you are having a good holiday! Wonderful pictures today...Glenda 100

Laura said...

Nice candle decoration.
Have a good week,

Angie said...

I love your project ...brilliant for a party table ... and I adore the LO below...it all complements the fantastic photo.#10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope you are having a great day - have a drink for me!!
I really like that candle holder, looks simple yet it's really effective!
Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

Shoshi said...

Wow Sandee, thanks for the awesome tutorial! The flower candle holder is amazing, and I love the twill ribbon - I haven't seen that before.

Thanks for your fun comment on my blog - just be careful not to get mustard on your crafting with all that vigorous hot dog waving - I am sure that using the US flag in your other hand to mop it up would be an improper use of the flag lol!!

I'm definitely feeling better today, thanks! Got to be careful not to overdo it again. All my own fault for having such a poorly week but it was worth it, the fun I had at the craft fair.

Happy WOYWW, and happy 4th July!
Shoshi #25

mark gould said...

happy woyww and 4th july, congrats on the dt post, looks like you have been very busy and with great results. look forward to seeing whats next, mark

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! Now I can say I know a published artist. My guess on the green thing is that you are making a box with a hole in it. Maybe you'll put a screen over the hole and keep your pet ladybug in there. I love your 4th of July candle, well, and the other one too. Great project and not too difficult to make. I have to say that I used to hate twill ribbon until I got some Good Stuff. Now I see why people like twill. Just stay away from that cheap inflexible stuff. Happy Independence Day to you. It is trying hard to rain here. I am cheering it on!!!! We need it. We'll be having burgers later, on the grill. The George Foreman in the house grill.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are one busy and talented lady and I appreciate that you take the time to visit others and leave comments! Your candle holder is amazing! So festive! Congrats on being published and the well-deserved recognition!

I'll be raising my glass later on! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #35

Di said...

Great candle - and happy 4th of July! Di xx

Waving a crustless cucumber sandwich back at you from the Hampshire Downs in England :)

Daniella said...

Congrats on all of your news!!! Your desk looks very creative!!
Happy WOYWW!

scrappymo! said...

Raising a glass to your publications. That is so great!!!

Love the candle...so cute.

The rain has stopped and the heat is here and I am leaving comments on WOYWW posts...in the GAZEBO...YAY...going to get some crafting done tonight!!!

VonnyK said...

Wow, look at you, a published lady, very cool. Love that candle holder, I hate to think what would happen if I tried it. I'm not the crafty type.
Have a great day.
Von #32

scrappymo! said...

Congrats several times over for being published! Well done!

It opoured all night but now the rain has finally ended...the lake is still so high that our beach and the 20 or 30 feet of lawn above it are all under water. The poor house next door is flooded as they didn't build on stilts and are really close to the lake. Poor souls!

I am WOYWW commenting out in the gazebo and hope to get some cards made tonight.

Kim said...

I'm so impressed! You are one busy woman this month. Love the candle! I'm joining you for that little drink!It's a toast to the Fireworks. :)

Minxy said...

Sorry i'm late, don't know where yesterday went, hope you had a nice day, I love your candle, well done on the publication x
Hugz Minxy #19

Judys Fabrications said...

congrat's on being published. Love the candles.

April said...

Wow! Love the candle! your desk looks nice and busy. Hope you had a great 4th July x April #88

Julie said...

This is SO awesome. I love the tutorial. I hope you stop by the challenge at www.thecricutchirp.com

Anonymous said...

Lovely busy desk Sandee, looks like you're making a box of some sort? Very nice to see your published photos and that candle flower would be a great little table decoration any time of year with different papers and colours. We're in hot and humid SE Michigan.

Brenda 7

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Great project! Thanks for the little tutorial.

I had pancakes on the plaza in Santa Fe yesterday (Rotary Club benefit) so am just now visiting posts today. I hope you had a great 4th - hot dogs, yum!

Kay #27

PS Haven't you noticed that I visit you even if you don't end in the same number as me?!?

Janis said...

Congrats on being published and GREAT tutorial! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis P.S. I would LOVE it if you would play with us at my other challenge blog too - Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. New challenge every Friday. The current challenge ends at Midnight tomorrow and there are only 6 entries so far, so you'd have a GREAT chance of winning. Smiles!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy WOYWW! congrats on being a guest designer and for being published. i'm impressed! great project!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Belinda said...

Hi Sandee, it's me Belinda and I guess you were right. I started out healthy for the holiday and ended up eating some less healthy goodies as suspected! ha ha..

Wow you are a craft star. Congrats! I love the candles. They are so pretty. Thanks for letting us be the first to peek.

Thanks for stopping by my desk too and adding a bit of a reality check to my healthy eating madness.

Hope your holiday was great!

Belinda (31)

Lynn said...

This is so cute. I love how you changed the candle. Thanks for showing the step by step tutorial. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unique Crafters.

Sandy Trefger said...

Busy, busy desk! I love Really Reasonable Ribbon and your projects!
Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post this week! ~ Sandy

sandy’s crafty creations

papertrails leaver said...

How cute this is and definitely a great post to read about how to recreate this. Congrats in your pub! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime! :-) Amy

Morti said...

That's a really fab idea with the candle and the ribbon. Quite easy to do, too.

Morti #47

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Ooh! Very, very cool. Thanks for entering it at Unique Crafters!