Monday, July 1, 2013

3D Wooden Patriotic Flag..........{GD for 2 Creative Chicks}

Good morning Everyone!!
It's time for another Challenge over at

And I am so excited to be one of July's Guest Designer!!
Those talented ladies have another fun challenge for this month...
 they want to see anything
And here is just a bit more info before I share my project....
The challenge starts today....Monday, July 1
and ends on Wednesday, July 31.
There are also some awesome sponsors....
Prize: Digi Paper Pack Winners Choice

Creative Bug Digis
Prize: 5 Free Digi Files Winner's Choice

So now that you have all the important info I am super excited to share my project with you. 

I LOVE making 3D projects...especially when I am not thinking about having to make one for a specific challenge....So after chatting for a few days with my friend Beckie and starting more than one project, only to toss it aside to start all over again, I had that Ah Ha moment!!
I knew I wanted to make something for the 4th of July and something that I could use to decorate my house sooooooo I remembered that my Father in Law had these wooden blocks sitting in his garage that he originally started years ago for my kids. They are since past the block playing stage so I asked if I could use a few. He were actually looking to toss them so I took them all and here is what I made with some of them....
I hope you like it :)
I started out by taking the blocks I wanted and staining them all using Tim Holtz distress ink in gathered twigs. Then using my designer paper from Authentique (paper I specifically picked up for my 4th of July projects) I cut them down to fit on my blocks. Before gluing them down, I did add more inking to the edges and then glued them in place using Tombow Mono Multi glue (LOVE that stuff!!!)
Once everything was the way I wanted I added some natural ribbon that I had in my stash, and wrapped it around the entire set of block to hold them all together. I did not attach the blocks to one another because I wanted whomever got these to be able to arrange the block however they wanted. All the sides are decorated so the possibilities to arrange them are endless. 
So what do you think??? Such a fun home decor project right????
I know I had so much fun making this and have a bunch more blocks so be on the lookout for more projects :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out the fun challenge and other Guest Designer projects!!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime~Red/White and Blue
DL Art~ Patriotic
Simon Says Stamps~ Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate~Summer Celebration
Little Scrap Pieces~ Fun Friday "Let Freedom Ring"
Simon Says Stamp and Show~Anything Goes
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party


  1. Beautiful! Love the inking and that ribbon is the perfect touch. This will be so nice to decorate your home with - I love it!

  2. This is just wonderful. I love doing 3D projects.


  3. AWESOME JOB JESSICA!! I love how your flag has the vintage old time feel, beautifully done have a wonderful week!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #112 PATRIOTIC !! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  4. Fabulous, Jessica. Love the vintage look and I bet it will look beautiful in your home. Thanks my fried for being a Guest Designer over at 2CC. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. I love altered projects. This is FABULOUS. Love how you tied the blocks together.

  6. This is fabulous!!! Love love that you used the old blocks and great choice of papers! TFS

  7. Love! Love! Love!! I am Super Excited that you are one of the GD over at 2CC. And as for your 3-D project..It's BEAUTIFUL as ALWAYS my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  8. Wow, Jessica, I am in love with this project!! It looks so amazing!! The papers you used are perfect!! What an awesome use of the wood blocks!! This is just super-duper fabulous my friend!! I want it to hang in my house!! Thanks so much for playing along at LSP, Paper Playtime and DTC!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. This is really pretty my friend. Love it.

  10. WOW! This is fabulous!!! Love it, and hope you are having a great day!!!

  11. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
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  12. Love your wood block flag! You really did an awesome job!

  13. THis is fabulous! Leave it to you to come up something so adorable for your home! Super cute~love the inking and papers!
    Happy Monday my friend!
    Sherrie K

  14. What a FANTASTIC project, Jessica!! The blocks look amazing and are such a great way to show your patriotic pride! I love the distressed look!

  15. Oh my gosh Jessica!! This is awesome!! I so love your fabulous project!! Thank you so very much for playing with us for our 'Red, White & Blue' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  16. This is a wonderful paper flag. Looks so vintage! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  17. I know I already commented on FB but it's worth repeating...AWESOME home project!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  18. GREAT project,looks FANTASTIC my friend!!!:)

  19. What a fabulous creation! Love the great theme and beautiful colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. :)

  20. WOW, this is so pretty! I love your inking and the color is FABULOUS!
    Great job Jessica!

  21. I love it. It is fabulous! Thanks for playing at LSP!

  22. Congrats on your win over @ Little Scrap Pieces!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  23. Great project Jessica!!! Makes a wonderful decor piece!!!!

  24. Featuring this tomorrow on Every Day is an Occasion! Great project! SMiles, Jill