I’ve had fun playing with my Cricut again. Whenever I fire it up my husband drops what he’s doing to watch. He’s fascinated by how it works and what it can do. I guess it’s like a power tool hooked up to the computer. Major geek swoon action. The only thing he’s more enamored with is my sewing machine when I’m using the ruffler attachment. If you’ve ever seen one in action you understand. It’s a crazy industrial steampunk machine thing. I don’t think he sleeps well after I’ve been using it, like he’s having puppy dreams.
But I digress….
This idea has been bouncing around in my brain for some time. I cut it as small as 4 inches wide, but honestly I think you could even go a little smaller. You could also cut it large and use it as a paper doily on your 4th of July picnic table. Lots of options. It has a small star in the center. Don’t forget to embellish it.
I used mine for this patriotic banner for decorating for the 4th. The Uncle Sam, Flag, and Betsy Ross images are from Vintage Holiday Crafts and the Liberty Bell is from The Graphics Fairy. I printed them out on some old book pages and then trimmed them down into pennant shapes. I was going for a Victorian patriotic look.
Here it is for the next week as a freebie. After that you will find it in the store.