Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Decorate to Celebrate Challenge ~ 4th of July

Welcome my crafty friends!
Rhonda of Scrap Happens with Rhonda and Amy of Love to Crop have teamed up to start a new challenge blog... Decorate to Celebrate.

It's all about "Decorations to Celebrate" an occasion. Cakes, Banners, Boxes, Goody Bags, etc.

I am so excited that today I have been asked to be a Guest Designer!! The theme I was asked to work with is "4th of July"
On the 4th of July my family spends the whole day down at a huge park eating, listening to music, and other live entertainment until it gets dark and we can watch the amazing fireworks. Well, this year I decided to make my kids some goody bags full of mini coloring books, crayons, glow sticks, candy, etc so that they wouldn't get bored. (There is nothing worse then bored kids when the adults are trying to catch up. LOL)

For these bags I cut the "fireworks" and "4th of July" from the "Stand and Salute" cartridge. I on purpose did not line up the layers because I wanted more of the red to show through. I added ultra fine glitter to the white layer for lots of sparkle. The area was too big to use Stickles. :)

Here is a close up of one of the bags.
For the bag topper I used Diamond Stickles for the sparkle. I doodled with my gel pen and added bows to the corner made out of twine from "Divine Twine".

I just want to say a Huge thank you to Rhonda and Amy for inviting me to be their guest, please head over to their Blog - Decorate to Celebate and be inspired by all the fabulous creations.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!!


  1. star these are just to cute and what a terrific ides for the kiddos. thank you so much for being our guest designer over at decorate to celebrate. hugs Rhonda and Amy

  2. My Turtle-Cat (the cat who loves glitter) wants to know if she can come hang out at your house... I've relocated my glitter so that she can't cover herself in it anymore and she thinks she might have a shot at yours!! :) LOL...

    Star, these are SO super cute -- I do the same thing with my fireworks bursts (offset them so more colors show through)... The fireworks are probably my favorite cut right now!! :) You did such an AWESOME job with these!! :)

    Thanks so much for being one of our AWESOME Guest Designers and decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  3. These bags are so awesome and what a great idea for the kids! I love your design and all the pretty sparkle! TFS :D


  4. I love the idea of snack bags decorated for the celebration.....I am gonna have to use this idea for sure....Love your choice of fireworks!!!

  5. Great idea for the little ones! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  6. These are adorable, the kids are going to love them!

  7. I saw these at Decorate to Celebrate and came for a closer look. What fun toppers - and fireworks!

  8. So cute and a great idea to keep the kids entertained!