Happy Summer! Welcome to Red, White, and Blue Week! This week we’re celebrating all things summer and patriotic, and we’re excited about the projects our team has put together for you. As part of our celebration, we’re also giving away our DIY Party Light Strand collection because, well, summer celebrations are so much more fun with lights!
First off is a project from Shellye, and then scroll down to enter our Light Strand Giveaway!
I started by preparing the base (to add the rosettes to) with the “Natural 12” Folded Ruler.” I shaped the ruler into a star shape: each line is two sections of the ruler, for a total of five sections. The overall shape measures 22”X22”.
Now for the three rosettes: I’ve used the DIY Party 12X12 Cardstock Pad and the colors of red, turquoise and metallic silver. For the two outer rosettes: the turquoise cardstock was cut into 4”wide strips, the red cardstock cut into 3” strips and the metallic silver cut into 2” strips.
Next, the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board was used to score the paper at every 1” interval. Before accordion folding the paper, I punched each end of the paper with the DIY Party Rosette Paper Punch.
The turquoise paper was punched at every 1” mark, which created a more simple edging. The red paper was punched at every-other 1” mark, creating a more decorative edge. It’s fun to mix and match the designs!
The three colors of rosettes were assembled and then stacked together and glued in place.
For the center rosette, I used only the red and turquoise papers and then the metallic silver for the letter “S”.
The Alphabet Punch Board and DIY Party Kraft 3X4 Paper Pad were used to create the letters “U” and “A”. Again, I used some of the leftover metallic silver to create the letter “S”. White mini lights from the Ruler Studio Collection were added around the star frame.
The piece can stand by a fireplace, on a shelf or can even be hung from a door. Use string to tie the rosettes to the ruler and then change them out with other colors throughout the year!
We’re giving away our Light Strand collection to one lucky random winner, and if you’d like to enter for a chance to win please leave a comment below telling me how you would use our Light Strand collection this summer. Comments will remain open until Thursday night at midnight, and our random winner will be announced on Friday, July 1st. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!
DIY Party Fringe & Score Board
DIY Party Rosette Paper Punch
DIY 12X12 Cardstock Pad
Alphabet Punch Board
660924 Natural 12” Folded Ruler
660942 Bulb Strand
660896 Kraft Pad
660894 Kraft & Mint Foil Pad