Independence day has come and gone for another year but I couldn’t let July pass without creating a patriotic Sampler for this month.
Honestly, this one was a little bit of a struggle. I had a hard time figuring out how I was going to make fireworks because I really wanted fireworks in July’s Sampler. I tried a couple different things, but none of them looked quite right. But I think the red and blue sparkles in the top left square are a pretty good representation. I used red and blue glitter paper so they sparkle nicely in real life. Plus having lots of them all together reminds me of the finale at the end of the firework shows.
And rounding out the rest of the squares… the stars and stripes, firecrackers, and a cute little yellow sparkler. I remember when I was a kid, we used to get sparklers for the Fourth. It was like holding magic in your hand.
I remember we used to wave the sparklers around and try to make shapes or words in the air with them. Actually, I was probably the one kid holding it straight out at arms length wondering how “safe” this really was and hoping I didn’t set myself on fire. Anyway… I hope you had a lovely Independence Day, with or without the sparklers. 🙂
Several people have asked what I do with the samplers. I use them as home decor pieces in my home. I change it out every month seasonally. Several customers have used them in scrapbooks, and another uses them in a shadowbox frame. I love hearing what people are doing with them.
This sampler has already been super popular already and I’ve sold quite a few already. I still have a few in stock and I’m taking orders for these now. The kit is $15 and the stand is an additional $3. Postage is an extra $4 for first class mail if you need it mailed.
I’ve been having a lot of fun making a new kit each month. I’m already working on another one to be released next month. I have stock of these on hand and you can purchase any of my past samplers as well. Contact me to get your own!
Be sure to come back Wednesday to see the latest round of our “New at SU” blog hop. This time we’re sharing products and projects using our beautiful pattern paper. We have some really great artists in the group. You definitely want to check out all the fabulous projects. Our Hop starts at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday. See you then!