Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in Arizona but, as always, a great day in the good ole'  USA

I just wanted to take a minute to share this little patriotic shadow box with you.  I made it with the 4th in mind but will also use it for my tag entry over at Tim's blog for July.
Since Simon Says Stamp and Show has "Anything Goes" this week I don't see any reason not to enter it there as well.  Hopefully the third time will be the charm as Inspiration Emporium is having a big birthday celebration for America. Why not go for it?

I constructed the box myself out of some scrap pieces of chipboard using tape and glue.  I only wanted it 1/2 inch deep so it didn't take much. When it was all put together I used the Postage Stamp Die and Grunge Board for the front and then painted it with Ranger's Crackle Paint.  When dry, I used Fired Brick Distress Stain to color it.  I covered it inside and out with some of Tim's Holiday Paper and attached the Postage Stamp Frame.  Using some pop dots I attached Uncle Sam, a free downloard from Karen Burniston, on the inside of the box.

Add a little ribbon and a Rossett
A Tattered Banner & some bingo numbers and you're done-
Happy Birthday America


  1. Wow, what an impressive tag. I love all the details, especially the bingo numbers.

  2. This is a beautiful and clever tag

  3. Hi Sandy!!!! Here is Uncle Sam's duds all framed up and arranged for a museum in Philadelphia...LOVE it! Great background too, and love that it's your take for July's Tim tag! Hope your 4th was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  4. Sandy I always love looking at your work - and this is no exception! LOVE this piece. Thank you for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


  5. Very cool! I like this piece a lot. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal. =)

  6. That's a really cute idea, and I love the clever way in which you added the year of our independence using the bingo numbers. Blessings!

  7. So awesome! Love your piece! So many fun details! The banner is perfect for the occasion! I think the bing chips for the year is very clever too!


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