Are you ready for the 4th of July? Need a little bit more red, white, & blue in your decor? Today I’m going to show you how simple and quick these Stacked Stars are to make, for the 4th of July.
Stacked Stars 4th of July Decor Supplies:
- Core’dinations Red Large Dot Core Basics Patterned Paper
- Core’dinations Blue with Light Blue Core Cardstock (Brights Collection)
- Core’dinations White Cardstock (Neutrals Collection)
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Darice Assorted Stars Embossing Folder
- Darice Wood Stars
- Darice Wood Glue
- Darice Jute Twine
- Embossing and Die Cutting Machine
- Foam Brush
Step 1. Use the Assorted Stars Embossing Folder and embossing machine to emboss your blue cardstock.
Step 2. Pull the blue cardstock out of the embossing folder.
Step 3. Use the Sand It Gadget to lightly distress the top of the stars.
Step 4. Turn over the blue star embossed cardstock. Use your pencil to trace the front of the star onto the back of the cardstock.
Step 5. Cut out your star.
Step 6. Squeeze some wood glue onto the front of the star and use the foam brush to spread it evenly on the star.
Step 7. Place the cardstock star onto the front of the star. Make sure to smooth it out well over the glue.
Step 8. Follow steps 4-7 to add paper to the front of the other stars.
Step 9. Stack your stars together.
Step 10. Tie jute twine around the stack of stars.
You’re all finished and ready to add these fun stars to your other red, white, & blue decor.
Are you looking for a fun, patriotic, banner for your Fourth of July Celebrations? Why not this simple half circle banner? With the new Core Basics Patterned papers, Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core and a bit of string you will be flying your banner in no time.
Patriotic Banner Supplies:
- Core Basics Patterned Papers - Dark Blue Stripe, Dark Blue Small Dot, Red Plaid, Red Flower
- Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core Silver
- Polka Dot Pops - White Pearl with White Polkadot
- Circle Cutter, Circle Template, or Electronic Cutting device
- Star punch, electronic cutter, or star die
Step 1: Cut Patterned papers into circle shapes. I chose to alternate the pattern by doing some large red and some large blue. The largest circles were cut to 6 inches. The white Polka Dot Pops to 4 inches and the inside circles to 3 inches. I cut enough circles to make 8 completed pennants. (four of each color and eight of the white).
Step 4: Fold each set of circles in half and attach one of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core stars on each half.
Step 5: Place twine through the folded circles and adhere the circle closed. Be sure to add plenty of adhesive as you don’t want your banner to unfold or your layers to peel back.
Hi there! Suzanna here with a seasonal Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions layout to share with you using one of the individual embossed papers focusing on the American No. 17 sheet. It’s perfect for the 4th of July.
Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz
Cut File – 3d Banner, Design ID #53911
Silhouette Cameo: Font - Independence
Twine – The Twinery
Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico
Dies – Lifestyle Craft, Die-Versions
I selectively sanded the word that corresponded with my theme. I also happen to have the Tim Holtz embossing folder that matches this pre-embossed cardstock and was able to fussy cut the 4 in a slightly bigger size. It worked out perfectly!
This entire layout was created using all Kraft Core products! I love the vintage feel it gives to the layout.
Another fun technique that is unique to Core’dinations cardstock is the ability to run it through your label maker for some fun banners. By sanding the raised print, like I did on the little red flag to reveal the colored core underneath, you can really see the letters!
Here at Core’dinations we want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July! A huge thanks to everyone that makes our freedom here in the States possible.
From Kim Moreno also utilizing Jenni Bowlin goodies: