My name is Holly and I am sharing my first project with you at Alterd. I am from Australia, therefore we do not celebrate 4th of July, however our flag is pretty much the same colour so I created a couple of simple decorations for 'Australia Day' which falls in January.
Back in highschool I made this hideous looking letter holder that has been sitting on my shelf for years. I decided it would actually make a pretty simple napkin holder for Australia day parties.
I created some cardstock roses from a youtube tutorial here. And put together a few pieces of ribbon and a scrap of thin card which came off some packaging.
With some scraps of my flowers I also created some straw decorations. To do these, I cut 3 pieces using a Spellbinders nestables label set. You only need 2 pieces of different sizes, however I wanted to have the red, blue and white incoroporated. I then folded them each in half and cut 2 horizontal lines with a craft knife into the front piece. This creates a slot when folded in the opposite direction.
Please let me know if you have any questions about these two altered projects as I am happy to assist ... and I am only a newbie to tutorials :-)
Have a great week,