Thursday, May 31, 2012

Patriotic "LIBERTY" Banner

I decided a while ago that I would try to have wreath and banner for every holiday and occasion.   I always see such lovely ideas out there, that I am determined to have some of my own.  So about a month ago I decided to get my butt in gear and make me a 4th of July banner.  I knew that if I didn't do it waaaay ahead of time, I wouldn't get it done in time and it would have to wait until the following year. 

Procrastination. How I loathe thee.


Anyhow~  I succeeded in getting my 4th of July banner done.


 The stars are an old sheet music copy of "The Star Spangled Banner".
 I love these vintage cards!
The edges of the  pinwheels and letters are glittered with Martha Stewart Glitter in azurite and garnet.
 For those of you in the Phoenix area, the paper came from ETC. (formerly Scrapbooks ETC.)
 I sewed the top of the banners with a zigzag stitch on my new sewing machine. (The only thing I've used it for so far! :)
 I tied it all together with red, white, and blue tulle.
 The writing at the top of the banners is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It makes my ♥ smile. :)

Up next, my 4th of July wreath!

Have you been working on any 4th of July projects?


I'm linking up, yo!


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  1. I love this! Darling. darling. darling. I will have to get cracking on some cute stuff myself!

  2. I didn't know you had a blog! Adding you to my Google Reader list. Your banner is darling! We need to get together...and our kids. Call me.

  3. I love this banner. I want to make one for the 4th of July and this gives me great inspiration.

  4. That is fantastic! I love it, and the patriotic vintage mix is perfect!

  5. WOW!!! This is definitely one of my favorite banners EVER!! Love it. All the different papers, glitters, stitching, ephemera, and the tulle! Love, love, love! Pinning and Featuring you on Facebook right away:
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  6. Oh I love this. I lean towards a vintage look for Fourth of July and this is PERFECT. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE IT ALL! Thanks for linking up to Classy Clutter!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  8. Oh this is SO cute! I made a few things this year for Memorial Day which I'll put back out for the 4th. I love all of the details on this, especially spelling out the word 'liberty'!

  9. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up!

  10. Clarissa Emily--your banner is great! I love the look of it a lot!
    I made a flag out of an old fence yesterday. :)


  11. Oh I love your Liberty banner!!! I love everything about it, the paper, theme, glitter...well you get the idea!

  12. Oh and I found you on My Repurposed Life...

  13. Very nice banner. Love your techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  14. You're a STAR tonight at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up this fantastic banner! xxoo
    <3 Christina

  15. Clarissa,
    Stopping over from your feature at I Gotta Create. I'm pinning your banner, one of the best I've seen!


  16. LOVE your banner!! Super cute!!! I would love for you to come check out my 4th of July project. Newest follower~ :)

  17. This is great! I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

  18. Oh this is so very awesome! I love everything about it. I've been spending a little time poking around on your blog and I really like it! I found you at the Itsy Bitsy Paper party and am happily following you via GFC. Nice job and I'm looking forward to more!

  19. Great banner! You did a fantastic the papers you chose and the excerpts from the Declaration of Independence!

  20. I love this banner! So awesome! I am having a Summer Fun Party on my blog and would love for you to link this up to my Summer Fun Linky Carnival.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  21. You're a STAR today over at I Gotta Create! Your lovely banner is in the Star-Spangled feature lineup. Thanks so much for linking up!

    <3 Christina

  22. This turned out so wonderful! You should make these and sell them, they're seriously that great!
    Thanks for linking up at the Summer Fun Party, I wanted to let you know that as a Co-Hostess I featured you today on my blog. Head over and check it out, and be sure to grab your "I've Been Featured" button :)

    Have a great 4th of July!

  23. I absolutely love your banner and fully intended to make one like it, but alas, time ran away from me.

    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award - you can check it out here

  24. This is so cute! My Girl Scout troop is looking for classy things to make and send over to military bases over seas for different holidays and this is perfect for the 4th!
    Thanks for sharing!

  25. Wow what a wonderful 7/4 banner. I'ts so pretty and you used several embellishments, great job.
    I've been looking for awesome ideas for a banner. I have lots of patriotic fabric so am going to use fabric on paper (trying to save a little dough), lol. I have some red glittered letters from $tree I can use, been waiting for reason to use them.
    When I find things like letters I grab them even if I don't have use yet or they won't be there when I do need them, especially at our $tree.
    Glad I found you thru Inspiration Gallery link party .Think I'll be signing up for email posts. Happy Summer

  26. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.



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