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(She is our TALENTED Guest Design Team member this month!)
I wanted to show off some of my summer creations.
First up is my Patriotic Hair Accessories.
This one is my FAVORITE! I layered red and white lace with the patterned Satin Blue Ribbon to make a very FULL flower!
The ribbon on this one is so fun. My son was given a gift for his birthday a while back that was in a spiderman gift bag. The bag was in my closet - and the boys killed it when they went hunting in the closet for things they shouldn't have (like a very large bowl of parade candy!). The handles on this bag had this very cool spiderman ribbon:
I combined the ribbon with some white lace, and then added a white/pearl button for the center to make this very FUN and unique Patriotic hair clip!
My poor model! I love this flower! It is so large! I believe it is between 4-4.5"!
I love the stars on the ribbon. Really great for the 4th of July!
Lastly, I have this fabulous polka dotted Red Satin flower with dark blue trim. I adore polka dots!
I couldn't find dark blue lace anywhere (I do mean ANYWHERE!), so I took some of this WHITE lace and sprayed it with SEI heat set dye to make my own!
Martha does have some BLUE TRIM that I used for the last hair clip.
I love that trim! Looks great in a flower!
(side note - - - I have many more PATRIOTIC flowers in my online shop HERE)
I wanted to show you something more than just flowers, so I wanted to show you a MAN's Birthday card I made using a little bit of lace embellishment!
There are a LOT of birthdays during the summer in my family.
My two older brothers, my Father-in-law, a few cousins, a brother-in-law...
So during the summer, I get to make a lot of birthday cards!
The smaller star is layered over leftover lace I had after making my flowers. I only had about 2" of white lace left and couldn't bring myself to throw it away!
Stars were cut with my Silhouette SD.
Pattern Paper is from a digital kit from Summertime Designs.
Stamped background is from Unity Stamp Co. (Flirty Flowers) and sentiment is from PaperTreyInk.
Ink used is Versamark Dazzle.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
IS IT STILL MANLY?
EVEN WITH LACE ON IT?!!!
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