Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a Patriotic Stars Card in a Box for the 4th of July.  I love creating patriotic things, there's something about red, white & blue that gets me excited to celebrate this wonderful country we live in.  I hope you enjoy!

I chose to use the Card in a Box, A2 Flower Basket Sizzix Bigz XL Die by Lori Whitlock, for my project, but chose to substitute the "flowers" with "stars" using the Stacked Stars Bigz Die by Tim Holtz, to really turn this into one fun, patriotic card.  I also used one of my favorite dies, Mini Paper Rosettes Sizzix Decorative Strip Die, also by Tim Holtz, to add in extra elements. I so love how this turned out, and it was so easily created. Below I'll show you how I did it.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

To make your project sparkle more, I cut some of the stars using glitter cardstock.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

....and adhered a vintage die cut to the front from the card.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

To finish, I adhered a twill America sticker along with an American flag sticker.

To begin gather your dies, paper and supplies and lets get creating.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

First begin by die cutting your card base.  Your cutting sandwich is as follows: Extended Cutting Pad, Card in a Box die, (with cutting blades up), followed by your pattern paper, and a Premium Extended Crease Pad.  Die cut all your pieces.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

To assemble, fold on the scored lines and adhere the ends of the box together.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

Adhere your contrasting papers to the front of the box, and fold the tops down.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

Using the middle sections and handles, fold on the scored lines and adhere to the inside of the card using a dab of hot glue. These are the sections at which you will adhere your stars and rosettes.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

Die cut a bunch of stars from the Stacked Stars Sizzix Bigz die, using the same cutting sandwich as above, although you do not need a crease pad for this die, just a Standard Cutting Pad.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday

Layer them together, creating fun color schemes and adhere them to each other using a dab of hot glue in the middle.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday Rosette Big Shot

To die cut your rosettes using the Mini Paper Rosettes Sizzix Decorative Strip die, you need Multipurpose Platform on tab 1.  Lay that down on your Big Shot, followed by an Extended Cutting Pad, followed by the Mini Paper Rosettes die, (cutting side up), your pattern paper and finally another Cutting Pad on top.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday Rosette

Assemble the rosettes using hot glue to adhere the ends, then a dab in the middle of a circle, press rosette down into the glue and hold for a couple of seconds.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday Rosette

I turned my rosettes into picks using a small wooden stick, this allows you to add some height to your card.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday Rosette

Then add glittered stars to the front.

Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer Sizzix Die Cutting Lori Whitlock 4th Fourth of July America Red White Blue Holiday Rosette

Once you have all your stars assembled, rosette picks created begin by adhering them to the sections of the card using hot glue, in any design you want.  Just have fun with it.  And that's it! This Patriotic Stars Card in a Box will lay flat, but it also makes a fun, sweet decor piece too.  I hope I've inspired you to create your one of your own.

Hilary Kanwischer

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Freedom Patterned Paper by Authentique Paper
  • Glitter cardstock
  • Vintage die cut
  • Twill stickers, (Jolee's)
  • Wooden sticks
  • Hot glue

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5 thoughts on “Patriotic Stars Card in a Box by Hilary Kanwischer”

  • Renée

    I love it all and I'm embarrassed I did not know you did this! I have bookmarked what I thought were all my Facebook friends blogs. I have to say this Independence Day it will be your blog I highlight on my scrap page/art journal. I'm happy to finally realized you do this. The busiest people are the busiest people in the world and your "About Yourself" proves that theory! Color me impressed! I love it Hilary!

    Note: my blog has not been updated in years, so that says how I'm not at all busy...lol.

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  • JudyB

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Celeste Goff

    Wow Hilary, this box card is simply gorgeous! You worked hard on this girl and it shows...well done!

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  • Beverly Jordan

    GORGEOUS box card, Hilary! Happy 4th of July!!

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  • Lilaha

    Absolutely awesome and so darling. Your instructions are perfect and so precise. Thank you, thank you! and Happy PATRIOTIC all year long! Lilaha

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