Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrate the Season

It's time for another challenge with Our Creative Corner - I'm glad you stopped by on what is a holiday weekend for those of us in the U.S. With that in mind our hostess, Sarah Gough (who happens to live in New Zealand), asked us to create something seasonal - either for the Fourth of July or Christmas. I don't tend to make patriotic stuff too much, but I saw this star box that Lisa Young made and wanted to try it myself. (You can get a link to Diana Crick's original directions through Lisa's blog.)

I decided to make mine more of a centerpiece, so after putting a bud vase into the box I filled it with skinny dowel rods I'd topped with decorated chipboard shapes. To hide the dowels I put duplicate shapes on the front and back and taped the dowel in between. For decorations I used a bunch of glass glitter, designer paper, cardstock, and iridescent ice embossing to mix up the colors of Whisper White, Real Red and Pacific Point. On the box itself I used the retired set July Fourth - you can barely see, but on the bottom there are sparkly embossed fireworks. The white embossed stars on the blue DP are from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set.

That's about it for this project - I hope you'll visit the OCC blog to see what everyone else has come up with, and then play along with us! Have a happy Fourth of July and/or a great weekend!


Sharon Wheet said...

I just LOVE your center piece! It'll look fabulous at the holiday picnic this weekend! And I really like how its the shape of a star! clever idea!

Vicki Burdick said...

Lori, this is spectacular!!! Love that star box!! AWESOME!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cute project, Lori! Definitely a fun decoration for the 4th. Don't you love that glass glitter? It's become one of my favorite embellishments.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend - Happy 4th!