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Let's Hear it for the Red, White and Blue

It's Monday and we have some really adorable ideas
for you today to use our brand New I love America Collection
This paper is filled with lots of bright colors and embossed 
glitter that really, really makes it fun to work with... it's great
for all those picnic photos, 4th of July, family photos, military and 
just about anything that has red, white and blue in the photo.

and it's time for a giveaway so
be sure and leave a comment telling us how you like it and how
you would like to use it for a chance to win a pack of these new papers.....
Who couldn't resist the chance to get a hold of some of this right? 

"Fireworks"by our Guest Designer Shannon Morgan
Our first page is from Shannon and she used one of the
new diecuts and distressed it and the red glitter paper
that she used for the backround.  She created her title by
hand drawing out the letters and then matted it and cut it out.
She also distressed the photos and added tiny white borders
inside each one that really make the photos stand out. 

"Happy 4th of July" by Kim Holmes
Supplies: IA009, IA013, IA012, IA008, GCS004 – Red
GCS007 – Jewel Blue, Rhinestones, Pop dots and
Tiny Attacher and Staples

Lady Belle by Kim Arledge
Kim had a great idea to cut the mini die cuts in half
and use them for lettering and for the top of her page
as a really great focal point for the banner sticker!!!

supplies: Backround is BGP205, 6x6 paper pad,
stickers IA013, IA005, IA003, IA007, ribbon,
Best Creation foam dots and letters.

All American Family by Brittny Kilvaug
Who isn't proud to live here in America and what
a great page to do by celebrating with a cute family
photo and adding lots of extra stars, letters, borders
and a little bit of machine stitching for extra detail.

Supply List: Best Creation, IA007 Uncle Sam, IA008 Stars & Stripes
IA013 Glitter Combo Stickers, BGP205 Red Dot
GCS004 Red Glitter Cardstock, American Crafts Black Foam Thickers

"Sisters and Friends" by Tracey Taylor
Tracey cut off the patriotic edge of our die cut so that she could
create an everyday page about her daughters.  She layered
it with sewn strips of paper to create a ledge for the photos
to stand on and a place for the buttons on the top left.
  She also added cute letters for a title, doilies
and made some matching buttons for added detail. 

Design Note: When I cut the edge off a piece of shaped paper, I have a hard

time discarding it so I usually add it to my page. If you look at the
bottom on my page, you will see where I added that extra little bit as a fun
design element.

Best Creations: IA002, IA008, IA010 Doily Spellbinders Die
Letters: Jillibean Soup, My Little Shoebox -Wood Art: K and Company
Handmade flowers and buttons: Purple Pumpkin-Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug, Sizzix
Journaling Sprout: Jillibean Soup-Date Stamp and Twine

"God Bless the USA" by Nicole Wise
Description:  Can you say fussy cutting?!  My scissors got quite
a workout on this one and I love the effect that it created!  
The flowing stripes and stars along the bottom and top of the layout
are cut from one of the pieces of patterned paper from the
I Love America line. I used lots of Best Creation Foam Tape squares
on each  piece to pop them off the background paper which 
gave the whole layout the look of a shadow box.  I cut the stars
along the left-hand side from the back side of the same piece of paper. 
There is so much texture and sparkle and shine to this paper, 
it's a TON of fun to work with!

Prodcuts Used:  IA002, IA006, IA008, IA012, IA013, IA014

"Oh say can you see" by Julie Walton
Julie has a super cute way to create the fireworks and make them
more 3 D looking by layering them and popping them up a little!!!

Supply list for the layout:
BC - IA 003; IA 011 (papers); IA 012; IA 013 (stickers); IA 014 Chipboard, 
America mini papers(border used for frame)
Helmar ZapDots and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Pink Paislee Alpha
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Epoxy

and of course she added a customized button from
Epiphany Crafts button makers!!  Really cute Julie!!

"My Rock Star Kids" by Irit Shalom
Irit lives in Isreal so she made this super cute layout
about her kids pretending to be Rock Stars.  It's really
bright and glittery and works great with the photos.

supplies: cardstock IA003, diecut IA011, IA001,
doilie, foam dots, border punch for ribbon piece,
chipboard journal box IA014

Thanks for stopping for our star spangled pages
and be sure and stop back for other great ideas later this week!!


  1. Great projects! This looks like a really fun collection. I'd obviously use it for July 4th layouts, but I'm also thinking summer picnics and BBQs.

  2. Love this. It would work so great for my school and baseball photos since those are our school colors!

  3. These are great papers, and amazing projects. I would love to use this for a 4th of July layout. Thinking of the wonderful small town parades we used to have and all the great pics I have taken.

  4. This collection is awesome!!! I know one of my best scrappy friends would LOVE this! Their wedding anniversary is around the 4th and she just LOVES 4th of July collections!!!

    Great work ladies!

  5. this line is amazing!!!! love seeing all the DT's work.. perfect for those 4th of july photos that I know I'll be taking a ton of!!!!

  6. Lots of gorgeous samples! You rocked it, DT!

  7. Wow Wow Wow.... I would love to have this line.
    I have anniversary this day and love all things 4th of July.
    The Design team as always did a amazing job!

  8. These projects are FABULOUS! I love this collection! I still have lots of pictures from last year's 4th of July parties to scrap. This is just great!

  9. What a great collection and fabulous projects! I have been wanting to scrap my youngest granddaughter dancing to Katy Perry's song ... baby you're a firework ... this would be perfect! LOL

  10. This line is awesome. And with all my softball games getting canceled because of rain I really need a little sparkle in my life! Would love to use this great line on some All Star lo's.

  11. I love the line. I will use the line for 4th july pictures and some beach pictures and some my dogs pictures when they are dress up for the fourth of july

  12. Love the color and pattern combinations!!! We have so many activities planned for Memorial Day and the Forth of July and this collection would be perfect for them!!

  13. Great collection!!! Such fun colours!! I am Canadian so no 4th of July layouts for me but this would be great for other layouts featuring my daughter!!

  14. WOW - amazing projects! Love the creativity. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and I've been wanting to put together an album for him and these papers would be SO PERFECT! Thanks for a chance to win them!

  15. AMAZING projects by the design team and what a great new line! I would love to do a layout using the Katy Perry song title like Shannon did!

  16. Thanks for all the design tips along with the spectacular layouts. I think this collection would work well for school photos using primary colors.

  17. Amazing projects. I LOVE this collection and wuold use it for Disney World pages and photos of my little boy :)

  18. Wow stunning papers! I would totally use this to make layouts for 4th of july celebrations, parades, flag day, family veterans and different sport events..:)

  19. This line is sooo terrific. I LOVE using red, white and blue collections for fourth of july photos!!! Definitely need this line!

  20. Super projects and I love the everyday layouts done with this themed line. I am Canadian and if I won it, I would use it for a dance layout since my daughter's costume is blue with red and white accents.

  21. I love all the fun projects that have been done this week and blogger wasn't working for me I don't know why.!
    Computers boo sometimes but what would we do without them..
    Thanks for the inspiration and I would just love to win this line or anyline Love your papers

  22. These papers get me in the mood for picnics, grill outs, parades, festivals, ect... Love the patterns! I have so many pics from parades that I would love to create a mini book capturing my kids through the years. Fabulous collection!

  23. I am crossing fingers and toes that I get picked.. I would love this paper..


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