I started with the gazebo because that was an element I really wanted in the background. I cut two from Spring Cottage; one at 5-1/4" and one at 4-3/4". I bent the larger one and put the two together to make a 3D form.
I decorated the gazebo for the holiday with flag bunting cut from Independence Day at 1" for the upper bunting and 3/4" for the lower ones. I folded the bunting to follow the fold of the gazebo. The smaller gazebo cut is adhered flat. The larger, bent cut is attached only at the very top with a 3/4" pop dot.
I cut fireworks using the Stand and Salute cartridge, cutting at 2" and 1-1/2". I ran the cuts through my Xyron and applied Martha Stewart fine glitter.
Next, I worked on the Bug's accessories.
His drink was cut from Cherry Limeade at 1". Because the cut was so small, I used markers for color instead of some of the extra tiny layers. I ended up trimming that straw a bit in the end.
His hat was cut from Stand and Salute at 2". I bent the brim up and curved the cut a bit to give it shape and dimension.
His shirt and bow tie were cut from Formal Occasion (page 33). The shirt was cut at 2" and I trimmed off the lower tip. The bow tie was cut at 2-1/2".
I cut his little flag from Stand and Salute at 2-1/4".
For the little scene, I cut grass from Paper Doll Dress Up at 1", trimming it down for the front pieces.
My cut summary (all were made on the Expression):
- Gazebo- Spring Cottage cut at 5-1/4" and 4-3/4".
- Bunting- Independence Day cut at 1" and 3/4".
- Fireworks- Stand and Salute cut at 2" and 1-1/2".
- Drink- Cherry Limeade cut at 1".
- Shirt and tie- Formal Occasion. Shirt cut at 2" and bow tie cut at 2-1/2".
- Hat- Stand and Salute cut at 2".
- Flag- Stand and Salute cut at 2-1/4".
- Grass- Paper Doll Dress Up, cut at 1".
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