Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July! + a BIG SALE!!

It's Independence DayHappy 4th to those of you who celebrate this amazing historic American holiday :)  To get into the spirit today, I'm sharing a patriotic-themed page I created just for today.

Before I get into my layout, you need to know about the big 4th of July SALE going on here at My Scraps!  Everything in the store this weekend is 35% OFF, and ORDERS OVER $50 SHIP FREE! The sale goes through Sunday night at midnight. 

Enter code INDEPENDENCE 35 at checkout.  The free shipping will appear without a code after $50.

In addition, all Christmas and Winter items are 50% OFF as well.  (No code needed for this).  This discount will be taken off at checkout.  **Please note:  this 50% off is NOT IN ADDITION to the 35% off.  Click HERE for this sale.

And now....onto today's project share :)

I really didn't have a plan going into this layout.  Only that I wanted to use lots of red, white and blue.  I started with a simple Silhouette circle star cut that I've had in my files for a while.  I created a lot of them, resized them, and then welded them together to create a fun and festive background.  I used watercolors, Dylusions sprays and gelatos to create messy background after I gave it a good coat of gesso.  I rummaged through my never-ending pile of patterned papers and found the light blue with red dots and then I paired that with some of the new My Mind's Eye Necessities paper in the Reds line.  I dug through a drawer of random scrappy "stuff" and found some old Prima flower packaging (the white with red checkered lines).  I knew I saved it for something!

I also threw in some washi tape, thread, brads and rhinestones here and there.  I cut my title using some REALLY old shiny silver star paper that came from....I can't even remember!  Funny how you collect scrappy things and then they get hidden somewhere in the depths of your scrap room, and years later you stumble upon it...haha.

Here you can really see the shine.  I love that metallic look.  Those cute red star brads are from Walmart, I think.

Lots of fun layering going on here.  Isn't that silver thread so pretty?!

A closer look at the fund die cut here...I love that the white really pops against the reds and blues.

I hope this somehow inspires you to create something patriotic! And also to dig into your old stash and see what you can find...I'm telling you, you just don't know what's hidden in there! :D

Have a great weekend, and have a very Happy 4th!

Missy :)


  1. Is the free shipping good for Canada too Missy?

    1. Janet, you will be charged $6.95 when you check out, but Audrey will refund it to you when she processes the order. Just leave a note in the comment section when you check out!

  2. The stars inside the circles looks great! Love this fun page!

  3. I LOVE the layout. Very festive and what an AWESOME sale that I had to take advantage of.

  4. Super cute layout! LOVE a great sale! Happy 4th to everyone!!

  5. Really cute layout! Love the stars you welded together and cut!

  6. This is gorgeous! I love the watercolored background, the cut files and all the layers beneath the photo!

  7. Great colors and love the circles and stars.

  8. other people can make the misting look great like this, mine just look terrible! good job