Stars and Stripes Forever Independence Day Decor with Authentique “Heroic”
Hello, Friends! It’s officially summer and that means the 4th of July is right around the corner. If you are hosting a cookout celebration, you might want to start thinking about a little Independence Day decor. With that in mind, I dipped into the gorgeous new “Heroic” collection from Authentique papers and put together some fancy fold cards that can double as home decor.
Red, White and blue Through and Through Step Out Card
The great thing about fancy fold cards is that they are a a natural for home decor. Because I wanted the option to use this card as home decor, I made the base to measure 7″ long x 5″ tall. (You can find the YouTube video tutorial for this card base HERE.)
Die cut stitched stars make me think of 4th of July fireworks and add a great sense of motion to this card. I’ve used 12×12 Details stickers from the Heroic Collection to add extra detail. The blue stars are cut from foil paper for a little extra shimmer.
Wouldn’t this make a great table centerpiece on your Independence day table?
The vintage patriotic gal on this large panel on the right is not just another pretty face.
If you untie the Navy Blue Stars Grosgrain ribbon, you’ll discover that it’s a gift card wallet. This would make a great host or hostess gift for July 4th cookouts or a great birthday present for those lucky 4th of July babies.
Stars and Stripes Center Step Card
This dynamic star studded step out card would also look great on a 4th of July table. I used a Cheery Lynn die to cut the card base from kraft cardstock, then decorated it with an assortment of 12×12 and 6×6 Heroic papers.
Red, white and blue Petaloo flowers anchor the left hand corner of the card along with a multi-layered patriotic star. Double mat the ticket stickers to give them more presence on the card.
And, the card folds flat for storage, or for mailing.
I love to celebrate the 4th with our family. We have a long standing tradition of enjoying a meal of chili dogs, potato salad, and coleslaw. The grand finale to the picnic is homemade brownies and ice cream. Honestly, is there anything more fun than watching the sky come alive at night with brilliant fireworks? I can hardly wait!
I hope I’ve shared some ideas, tips and tricks with you today that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Authentique Heroic 12×12 Collection Kit (contains the detail stickers)
My Favorite Things Stitched Star Die
Navy Stars on White Grosgrain Ribbon
Cardstock: Kraft, Deep Red, Navy, Blue Foil
Scor-Tape, Buttons, Hot Glue, Scoring Tool, Craft Knife
Two great cards that scream “CELEBRATION”! You are so right – they make beautiful decor. Love your clever handling of the gift card wallet. Happy 4th of July!
Thank you so much, Sandy! I love the 4th of July, so these were fun to make. So glad you enjoyed them, too!