Once again we have Christi back to share another craft that she made. This month it is a paper American flag project with. The design comes from an .SVG file by Aaron Meyers and you can download it at the bottom of this post. Upload the file to your electronic die-cutting machine and let the machine do the work for you.

close up view of paper American flag project completedHello! Christi Here from Scrapping For Tranquility. Do you believe it is already well into June already? The kids are out of school and the warmer weather is here. Most families are planning on taking their vacations and the 4th of July is right around the corner.

I don't know about you, but it has me thinking about our annual 4th of July parade and family BBQ. And don't forget about the fireworks that night. Our parade is so big in our small town in Indiana that they actually declare us the Capital of Indiana for the day. When I got to thinking of this upcoming holiday, the crafter in me started thinking of all the decorations I could make. When I saw this download, I knew I had to make it right away.

First thing I thought of is how the kids could use the flag design at the parade. I thought it would be fun to stand out a little bit and be different from everybody else with the tiny cloth flags. I knew I could make these double-sided and as big as I wanted. That is exactly what I did.

How to Make the Paper American Flag

I started with the Great White 12" x 12" Value Pack as the background for the flag. Core'dinations makes awesome material. I got the red and blue from the World Tour 8.5" x 11" Value Pack. I then laid them out on my Silhouette cutting mat and cut them using my fancy, new CAMEO 3 on the Sure Cuts A Lot setting. I then flipped the pattern opposite view of paper American flag project completedover so it mirrored itself and cut it again. This is how I was able to make both opposing sides of the paper American flag.

Once everything was cut out I glued it all together with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. I found a dowel rod I had leftover from another project and cut it in 2 ft sections; then used a tape runner to attach the flag to the dowel rod.

I placed my flag within a vase with sequins in the bottom. This anchors the vase and it also looks fabulous. Now I can securely place it on my picnic table at the BBQ. I also used a piece of patriotic-themed patterned cardstock to place under the whole display.

This project was really easy and I love the way it turned out! It's always fun to incorporate patriotic themes in craft projects. Don't forget to download the flag SVG design and tell your friends about it! While you're here, you might as well get a new Silhouette blade for your CAMEO.

I will see you next month! Until then, feel free to join me on my blog at scrappingfortranquility.blogspot.com or come join me on my Tranquility Facebook fan page