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?
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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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Echo Park Paper: “You Are PAW-some” Dog House Treat Box

Hello, friends! Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a fun dog house-shaped treat box for the dog lover in your life. I used the adorable new A Dog’s Tail collection for this project. Check it out below!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 1 600
I used my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine to cut out the dog house using a house cut file from the Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com. The base of the box is cut from the Puppy Play Paper. The roof was cut from Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock and then covered with Furry Friends paper shingles (green polka dots). I created the shingles by cutting out small rectangles using my Silhouette Cameo and then adhering them one-by-one to the roof.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 4 600
Next, I added a piece of acetate over the dog house door and added some grass border die cuts (using a metal die from my stash) along the bottom of each of the four walls. I then decorated the front of the house with several stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet and a dog that I fussy-cut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper. I die cut the heart above the door using the Postage Stamp Die Set (an older metal die set by Echo Park Paper).
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 2 600
I placed a treat inside of a cellophane bag, tied it with a bow, and then placed it inside of the gift box. I then tied everything closed with a cheery, red, plaid ribbon.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 5 600
Every gift needs a cute tag, don’t you think?! The tags in the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack make it easy! I attached one to the bow at the top of the box using a bit of white twine, and then decorated the tag with a few small die cut hearts (Flower Set #5 Die Set).
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 3 600
Now this fun little treat is ready to give to your PAW-some friend! They will be delighted to open such a fun gift!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 6 600
I hope today’s project left you feeling inspired to create something fun for someone YOU love! See you again soon!
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House Cut File Used for Dog House: Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
Postage Stamp Die Set
Flower Set #5 Die Set

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Echo Park Paper: Camping Trail Mix

Do you know someone who loves trail mix? I happen to know several people who would be delighted to get a large jar of trail mix as a gift, … it is their favorite treat! (And one of mine, too!)
For today’s project I decorated a large jar of this peanut-ty treat using the Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping collection. Your outdoorsman would be delighted to receive this as he is heading out for a day of fishing. I mean, who wouldn’t love having a delicious snack to take along?!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping Trail Mix 5 600
The first thing I did was wrap the jar with a strip of the striped Campout paper. I then added a band of the the fishing lure patterned Fly Fishing paper on top of the striped paper.  The top of the jar is decorated with a circle cut from the plaid paper in the 6×6 paper pad.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping Trail Mix 3 600
Next, I fussy-cut three wood slices from the Travel Patches paper and grouped them together on the front of the jar to anchor the rest of the decorative elements. The main piece is the Fishing Tackle Die Cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack. I added the fisherman sticker on top of the die cut along with a few trees and the “Fishing Hole” sign stickers for a bit of scenery. A few die cut pine branches (Be Merry Branch Die Set) are tucked behind the left side.
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping Trail Mix 4 600
I tucked in a few more branches cut from the Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock on the right side of the label, and then added a group of fish “caught” … I mean CUT … from the Fish Facts Paper. A bit of jute tied around the neck of the jar finishes everything off!
Jana Eubank Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping Trail Mix 1 600

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Circle Cutter, Trimmer, Scissors
Manual Die Cutting Machine
White Crochet Twine, Jute Twine
Adhesive, Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink
Jar of Trail Mix from Target

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American Crafts: Summer Beach Tote for Teacher

I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection.
Jana Eubank American Crafts Teacher Gift 2 600
I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Teacher Gift 3 600
The Sunshine & Good Times tassel looks so CUTE hanging from the handle! I added the banana Inflated Ephemera for a tropical vibe. I will also add this cute “Have a Great Summer” tag I created using the 6×6 paper pad, washi tape, and gold glittered Thickers.
Jana Eubank American Crafts Teacher Gift 4 600
My daughter is writing a note of thanks to her teacher using this cute “Thank You” card from the Sunshine & Good Times Card Kit. We added a few Mini Icon Puffy Stickers to the front and then used the included confetti acetate sheet behind the sentiment window. I love that even the envelopes are cute complete with decorative seals!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Teacher Gift 5 600
There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Teacher Gift 6 600
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