Thursday, June 19, 2014

blog hop - summer fun with Craftwell and Xyron

Hey everyone, In honor of my birthday being last weekend on FLAG DAY I was feeling inspired to create a little something patriotic for our home. I wanted to make something that would sit on our mantel and this turned out to be a great addition, do you like it?

These are the supplies I started with - my ebosser which I also used to cut all of my little white stars and the WOOD GRAIN Folder and (Star folder - I did not end up using the star folder as I had planned), adhesive from Xyron, a craft star shaped box, a wood candle holder that I painted with red glitter paint and finally some red, white and blue paper.

First I embossed my red, white and blue papers using the Wood Grain Folders - I wanted my flag to look like it had movement and this was just PERFECT for this effect. I cut my red and white strips 1/2". My home is very "rustica" so I ended up inking the edges so it would fit in with my decor. Now you can see in this photo I adhered my stripes from the center, using the Xyron Glue stick - truly when adhering to chipboard, you can't go wrong with a good glue stick. I just kept alternating my stripes then trimmed them off when I was done. Then I added the blue on the opposite side.


I loved being able to cut all my stars but to adhere them is easiest when you have a sticker maker, it makes it super quick!!

Here is my finished project, I tied it with a little burlap bow to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed todays project! ~Cheri

In order to enter the giveaway, You must leave a comment on all participating blogs and become followers of the Xyron and Craftwell blogs. If you are already followers you just need to leave a comment. People can comment once a day throughout the week. Craftwell will choose a winner at random from the comments left on the Craftwell blog, but will check if they followed the rules along the way. The comments will close at 12 midnight EST on Friday, June 20th. Must be in the US or Canada to be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 23rd on the Craftwell blog - Craftwell will be hosting and giving away some embossing folders!


  1. very fun project!!!! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects on the blog-hop!

  3. I LOVE this project! Great texture and what a great addition to a 4th of July celebration.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday and thank you for sharing such beautiful project! :)

  5. Awesome project. Love it!

  6. Great star, love
    how you made it.
    Carla from Utah

  7. What a cute and festive project! Great job!

  8. Love the use of the wood grain embossing folder to create the stripes for the flag. Gives such a great texture to the project. Beautiful work!


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