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Stand and Salute Patriotic Centerpiece by Maria




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For as long as I can remember I have always loved having decorations for every holiday and season in my house. Years ago it was cross stitch, these days it seems to be paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. When I saw the new Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge I knew exactly what I wanted to do. And the best part…I can use it for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!

Cricut Cartridge Used
Stand and Salute
Other Supplies
White Vinyl
Stickles: Orange Peel, Yellow, Christmas Red & Diamond
Red, White & Blue Tissue Paper
Wooden Skewers (I bought mine at the grocery store)
Color Box Chalk Ink: Warm Red
Xyron 900
Misc: Blue container and Foam Block from Dollar Store, Red Fluffy Yarn, 30 gauge craft wire, sparkle gel pens, glue dots

I cut all the designs from the new Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge. See photo for sizes I cut each object.


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After I had them all cut out I ran them through my Xyron 900. This really saves time when there are so many pieces that are hard to glue.


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After they were all put together, I added some embellishing with stickles and sparkle gel pens.


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Tissue Flowers were made the good old fashion way! I cut pieces of tissue in red, white and blue to 5x7 inches.


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Each flower is made from 6 pieces of tissue. Alternate the colors and then fan fold them. No need to be perfect!


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Use a lightweight wire (I used 30 gauge) and wrap lightly around the middle of the finished fan fold. Make sure you don’t fasten the wire too tight or your tissue will rip.


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To add some extra texture to the flowers, I cut a rough scallop to both side edges of the fan fold.


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Time to carefully (tissue rips very easily) separate all the layers of your flower.


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I used glue dots to hold the ends of the flower together to make it look more realistic.


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I first used floral wire to attach the die cut pieces to be inserted into the foam block but I didn’t like the way they were flopping around so I ended up using wooden skewers. I used Colorbox Chalk ink in Warm Red to “paint” the skewers. The die cuts were attached to the skewers using glue dots.


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I purchased a plastic blue container and foam block at the Dollar Store for the next step.


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For the vinyl stars I used the “quantity” feature on the Cricut. One of the great features of the Cricut Expression is you can make multiple cuts of the same size and shape. Just push the quantity button and use the arrows under the display to select how many you need.


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Using white vinyl I cut 30 stars at 1 inch. So fast and easy! Using vinyl allowed me to “peel and stick” to my blue container!


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To finish the project off I arranged all the skewers in the foam block. I wanted something to cover the foam block and make the container look more complete. I rummaged through my craft room and found some fluffy red yarn that worked perfect!

Cricut Cartridges Required:
Stand and Salute

Article Reviews:
Submitted by Debra
Maria, this is awesome. I bought this cartridge recently because I do cards for the soldiers up at our VA hospital and thought this would make my life a little easier. I can't wait to make this for a centerpiece up at our VFW post for our 4th of July celebration! Thanks so much for this!
Rating: 5 Stars!
Submitted by Patty
Wow! This is awesome! You are so creative.
Do you plan to do any instructional videos on using the Cricut?
P.M.
Rating: 5 Stars!
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