Monday, June 25, 2018

Challenge #329-Patriotism

Challenge #329-Patriotism
Make a project that symbolizes Patriotism in any country!

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The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Here is my project-

with light-

This is a Dreaming Tree file called Rocket Lantern, and was very easy to use after I learned a couple of things! The only thing you have to do with the SVG file is attach the score lines, so that when you cut the lantern pieces the score lines match up! Dreaming Tree tells you exactly how to do that here. So I cut, glued, and assembled until I got the rocket and base done. I chose to make sparklers for my decorations instead of metallic pipe cleaners, so I flattened the Sparkler from Summer Celebrations, made a mirror image, then printed and cut them. There are six sparklers with 6 mirror images. I thought that by gluing them together they would stand up by themselves-NOT! So I took some black wire I had and glued it to the back of the sparkler, then went through the holes and taped the wire down. Don't finish the bottom of the base until everything else is done! But i like the way the sparklers turned out! I did order the same tealight that Dreaming Tree uses, and they are awesome! After the 4th of July I'll use the tealight in something else so I can enjoy it.

Make something Patriotic to win a $10 gift certificate to Dreaming Tree!


  1. This looks great, Michelle! What a perfect decoration for the holiday! I made their Uncle Sam hat and the pipe cleaners didn't work for me either. Thanks for the tip on the sparklers! I may have to make the lantern too- you inspired me!

    Happy Independence Day!


  2. This is so festive and looks amazing lit up!! Great job!

  3. So fun! I would have never guessed you can actually put a light in there. Very nice and great tips!