Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Guest at Decorate To Celebrate - 4th of July Celebrations!

EDITED TO ADD - Picked in the Top 5 at Stamp Something Thanks so much!!!!!

A few weeks ago I made a set of napkin rings with some Digital Delights images and the ladies over at Decorate to Celebrate spotted them and asked me if I'd like to be a Guest Designer for them! It just goes to show, sometimes things just drop in your lap when you aren't expecting them :)
It is a brand new blog and it's designed around paper crafters, and any other crafters, using their skills to make decorations.
This time the challenge is for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations here in the USA and even though I'm an Englishwoman I was happy to be a guest!

Decorate to Celebrate 4th of July
Going Grey - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Summer
Aud's Sentiments - Summertime (and a sentiment)
Prairie Fairy - Summertime Fun
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
Moving Along With the Times - Anything But A Card
Diva's by Design - Anything But A Card
Stamp Something - Punch Something
Lilypad - Ribbon

Project Recipe:
Mini Watering Can - Hobby Lobby (on clearance at $1.23!)
Paper - DCWV (from years ago)
Ribbon - Michaels
Sentiments - Karen Foster Design Patriotic Words and Karen Foster Design American Phrases
4th of July Sticker - The Paper Studio
Firework Stickers - Hobby Lobby
Punches - Martha Stewart Deco Shells and Martha Stewart Lace Heart

I made the rosettes by first of all punching a strip of paper with a decorative edger punch. Then using the punch design as a guide I scored in between each guide, made a fan fold and made the rosette. I used wooden skewers for the sticks and added sticker sentiments to the center of the rosettes, finally I added a red, white and blue plaid ribbon tied into bows on each stick. Then I added a piece of oasis cut to fit the can and stuck in the sticks. I finished it with colored tissue paper, a sticker sentiment and coordinating ribbon.
I'm sure many of my paper crafting followers have supplies like this in their stash and sometimes we need to "think outside of the box" when crafting and this would be the perfect time!
Come along and see all the creations and join in the fun at Decorate to Celebrate!


Rhonda Emery said...

this is just so pretty and what a great centerpiece for the 4th of july thank you for being a guest designer for our blog decorate to celebrate. hugs Rhonda and Amy

Judy said...

That is so cute. What a great design, Love it.
Have a great day.

*Star said...

Beautiful centerpiece! Your watering can is so darn cute and the fact that you got it on clearance makes it that much better. :) Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day. :)

Pami said...

Hi Katie, these are fabulous rosettes, and look great in the little can! Thanks so much for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Unknown said...

I love these x and as a fellow English woman, who got married in America on the 4th July, with American friends as witnesses and who renewed their vows x this is extra special!!!!!! x Leigh x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous idea Katie and so well thought through. I love the colours and styles of these flowers and together they look amazing.
Thanks for joining the Divas for our Anything But a Card challenge and good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

Wow you did an awesome job on this!!!! I am in the process of making these pinwheel flowers!!!! So much fun!!!! Great job!!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous project - these look really awesome.
Thanks for joining our 'summer' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

papertrails leaver said...

Hey Katie! Love this centerpiece you have made! It's so cute and I too love making those rosettes for projects. Looks like I need to get busy with my 4th decorating! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. :-) Amy

Anita said...

What a fabulous table decoration for the holidays! It's beautiful. Thanks for playing in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Jessica Buffa said...

Wow, I am speechless (that doesn't happen often)!!! This is so beautiful. I love the "folk" feeling it has without losing its Patriotic vibe! Gorgeous....I guess I'm not speechless, full of words rather. LOL
Popped over from DTC!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! What a fabulous project, Katie. I love what you've done here - the rosettes are adorable - I'm so partial to red, white and blue. Your mix of patterns is so eye-catching too!

DebC said...

New follower here! WOW I absolutely love this its so beautiful and just perfectly done. Can't wait to browse your blog! Visit me if you can!
(adding more things in a few days I did but I have had loads of company)
Deb C

Aim said...

Katie, this is so, so, so, so, so gorgeous!! I saw some tiny little white watering cans yesterday and I picked some up to make some little table favors -- Inspired by your beautiful creation!!

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!

Berry said...

Super work Katie! thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Angie said...

I absolutely LOVE this, great job! I am your newest follower!

Lisa said...

What an absolutely fabulous project, Katie!! This is just spectacular...I love everything about it!! Outstanding :D


Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wow, these are AMAZING Katie, so fun for 4th of July! Thanks so much for joining again this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Jackie Randolph said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Katie WOW! such a fun project that will make a wonderful table display for the comming holiday! Thanks for sharing and playing alonge with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Unknown said...

Wow what a creation?!! That can is so sut & the rosette/flowers are simply to die for.
Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy

Jan said...

Oh Wow what a beautiful creation it's stunning xx Jan

Mary C said...

WOW Katie this is a gorgeous creation! What a way to decorate for thr 4th! Thanks for playing this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Nancy K said...

Amazing inspiring!! Thanks for bringing this to the Lily Pad it!

Unknown said...

My word! What a delightful bouquet of ribbons and paper and pretties!

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous creations Katie, I love the little pot!
Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

deesdesigns said...

What a fantastic idea for a centerpiece!!! I'm so glad you were able to join us at Aud Sentiments for our "Summertime" challenge and your project is just perfect for this challenge!

Tiffany said...

I love this! It is just spectacular :) TFS

Kate said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE the punched borders on the rosettes! I'm so glad I popped over from Decorate to Celebrate for a closer look!

image queen said...

I am visiting from the Decorate to Celebrate. I am new at paper crafting and your final beautiful centre piece is awe inspiring.

Becky Moore said...

I am visiting from the Decorate to Celebrate and I love what you created! I can't wait to give this a try!!

Barbara B said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing