- Cardstock: red; red swirls die-cut; white; black
- Papers: blue patriotic script; gray squares; red/white polka dot
- Pewter brads (Doodlebug Design)
- Black rub-on swirls and scallops (BasicGrey)
- Red/white/black striped ribbon
- 4th of July Set 1 printable stamp set (The Cutting Café, http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/)
- Permanent pens: Pure Black Zig (EK Success); White Gelly Roll (Sakura)
- Cricut Die-Cutting System and Stand & Salute Cartridge (ProvoCraft)
- Circle punch, 1-1/2”
- Sewing machine and white thread
- Computer with printer
- Foam tape
- 1. Make white card base. Trim and adhere die-cut cardstock to card so swirls extend beyond left and top edges of card front; trim edges even along right side and bottom.
- 2. Cut 5-1/8”x5-1/2” polka dot paper; do not adhere to card yet. Apply black scalloped rub-on to upper right corner.
- 3. Cut 4-7/8”x5-1/4” blue script paper piece; adhere to polka dot layer. Sew a double row of stitching along upper half of left side, across top and down upper half of right side of paper.
- 4. Follow instructions given at Cutting Café to print sentiment “button” onto white cardstock; punch out with circle punch and set aside.
- 5. Follow cutting system manufacturer's instructions to cut "freedom" from white cardstock and bell from gray paper. Mat bell on black cardstock and trim, leaving very narrow border. Tie ribbon around top of bell and zig-zag stitch left edge.
- 6. Adhere die-cut shapes to blue paper as shown. Detail letters here and there with black pen dots. Apply rub-on scroll to bottom right corner. Cut and adhere small ribbon tab to letter “d”; zig-zag stitch right edge. Insert five brads as shown. Adhere punch-out over “o” with foam tape. Adhere panel to card.
- 7. Use computer to print “Liberty & Justice for all” onto white cardstock; cut out and mat on black cardstock. Adhere to bell.
by Regina Easter