Sweet Land of Liberty

Gathering for a July 4th barbecue, poolside party or in need of parade route decor? Nothing is better than showing our nation’s pride on Independence Day! Glitter Stars and “rainbow” Stripes make for a fun banner that will add the perfect touch to your backyard patio or front porch. Use this Sweet Land of Liberty idea and say Happy Birthday America!

What you need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Nostalgic (664724)

Sizzix Bigz Die - Rainbow by Kath Breen (665197)

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 102PK - Alphanumeric (1" Tall) by Tim Holtz (660210)

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 133PK - Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper by Tim Holtz (664406)

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/ 7PK Stamps - Make a Wish (664480)

Sizzix Accessory - Glue Gun

Sizzix Accessory - Glue Gun Stand (662302)

Sizzix Accessory - Glue Gun Sticks, 6", Clear, 20PK (664821)

Sizzix Making Essential - Adhesive Sheets, 6” x 6”, Permanent, 10 Sheets (656802)

Sizzix Making Essential - Express Glue, 120ml (664576)

Sizzix Making Essential - Permanent Adhesive Roller (663474)

Sizzix Surfacez – Cardstock, 8 1/4" x 11 5/8", 20 Assorted Colors, 80 Sheets (663007)

Sizzix Surfacez - 10 Festive Colored Cardstock 60PK (663783)

Sizzix Surfacez - 6” Mixed Media Board, White and Gray, 10PK (663891)

Sizzix Surfacez - 10 Neutral Colored Cardstock 60PK (663780)

Sizzix Surfacez -The Opulent Cardstock Pack, Ivory, 50PK (674535) 

Sizzix Surfacez -The Opulent Cardstock Pack, Silver, 50PK (674533)

Sizzix Making Tool - Scissors, Small (664818)

Nylon cord

Paper trimmer



How to make:

Step One: Die-cut out of Holly Berry, Bluebell, White, Navy Silver opulent glitter and pearl 1 Rainbow. Then out of White Media Board 3 Rainbows, out of Ivory opulent glitter 6 stars, out of ivory opulent mirror 2 stars. Also out of Holly Berry, White, Bluebell and Navy the letters “J-U-L-Y” from Nostalgic Alphabet, out of Holly Berry “4” from Alphanumeric 1” and “T-H” from Alphanumeric Tiny Type. Please note, if using Adhesive Sheets, adhere before die-cutting

Step Two: Cut apart individual Rainbow arches in desired color order and adhere with Express glue (or peel of adhesive backing) to the 3 die cut Media Board Rainbow arches. Adhere each “J-U-L-Y” letter to each ivory glitter star. Adhere “4TH” to 2 Opulent Ivory glitter stars (front and back) Adhere lettered stars to top rainbow arch.

Step Three: Cut nylon cord to 7” and adhere to back of 1 “4TH” star with permanent adhesive roller. Match up second “4TH” star, with Express glue or permanent adhesive roller. Adhere cord to middle of “lettered” rainbow arch, star dangling below.

Step Four: Cut ribbon to 40”. Using hot glue, adhere starred rainbow to center of ribbon. Adhere remaining rainbows on each side of main center rainbow. Add remaining opulent ivory mirror stars in between.

Enjoy the festivities celebrating our nation’s holiday.

We’d love to see what everyone is creating in its honor and we hope you were inspired by this sweet land of liberty blog! Tag us in your makes using the hashtag #mymakingstory. Happy Birthday America!

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