American Crafts: USA Shadowbox

Hello, Papercrafting Fanatics! Today I am up on the American Crafts blog with a patriotic home decor project!
I love to die cut and paper piece with beautiful patterned papers, and so when I was brainstorming what I wanted to create for this upcoming 4th of July, I decided it would be fun to create a patriotic shadowbox out of paper.
Jana Eubank American Crafts 4th of July Decor USA Shadowbox 1 600
I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 electronic die cutting machine to create the frame using American Crafts 12×12 White Textured Cardstock. Next, I went through several American Crafts collections and pulled out anything I could find in red, white, and blue to decorate the squares.
Jana Eubank American Crafts 4th of July Decor USA Shadowbox 2B 600
I used lots of stamping for the top squares. The square in the top left corner uses the “Wild & Free” phrase and stars from the Star Gazer acrylic stamps. I used the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things Set 3 stamps to create the fireworks in the top right square. I then added the red glitter foam letter stickers from the Stickers & Bling collection as a title.
The white paper flowers and red gems are from the Stickers & Bling collection as well!
Jana Eubank American Crafts 4th of July Decor USA Shadowbox 3 600
At the bottom of the shadowbox I created my own flag using my paper trimmer. I cut off the ribbon tails from one of the Star Gazer Shooting Star Embellishments to decorate the flag … and then added a large red gem to the center (Stickers & Bling collection).
Jana Eubank American Crafts 4th of July Decor USA Shadowbox 4 600
I added a bright blue ribbon around the outside, tying it like a present with a fluffy bow on the top! I then finished the frame off by creating a few layered flower embellishments with my Knock Out Flower punches. The leaves are punched and hand cut from Leaf Textured Cardstock, and the flower centers are the Adhesive Flair stickers from the Star Gazer collection.
Do you decorate for the 4th of July? What will you create for your collection this year?
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Star Gazer Marigold Merriment Paper
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Star Gazer Shooting Stars Embellishments
American Crafts Knock Out Flower Punches (2″ Flower and 1.5″ Flower)
Fiskars 2xl Lever Punch – Branch Out
Ink: red, blue, yellow
White Crochet Twine
Blue Ribbon: Dollar Tree
Cut Files:
“3D Shadow Box (1 of 3)” by Lori Whitlock (Design #26223)
“3D Shadow Box (2 of 3)” by Lori Whitlock (Design #26224)
“3D Shadow Box (3 of 3)” by Lori Whitlock (Design #26225)

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