I love the -USA- board

Its SUMMER~ and soon fireworks will be lighting our sky’s before we know it. Here is a patriotic sign I made today. I am enjoying my Memorial day with  my family relaxing. Soon we will get in the pool, and then bbq. Happy Memorial DAY! Check my post below, I have a yummy patriotic “All American Trifle” DISH!

~BEFORE~ A board I have had forever, and although I like it, I just was ready for something new.


I used 12×14 scrap paper. I just cut it down to the size I wanted for the center. This isn’t the size I used, I am just showing the paper.

I painted the board just on the outer edges~ top bottom and sides. The acrylic paint color is called “Bleached Sand” it matched the polka dots perfectly. You don’t really need to tape off the board, I realized quickly that I didn’t need to, OH’ WELL. Your paper goes in the center.

to add more texture to the USA board I added burlap that I cut out. I just cut off pieces from the corners of the burlap, and used my first cut piece as a guide for the other three.

I mod podged the burlap to the corners. Mod podge under and over the burlap.

Then I used the Lyrical letters cartridge to cut out the letters. I took the same acrylic “bleached sand” paint and lightly added it to the edges of the paper letters. To apply it, I used a small round sponge. Then you mod podge the letters on.

side shot.

and it sits on top of my hutch!

fuller shot with it on my hutch.

I have linked up with Trendy Treehouse for Creative Share HERE and Patriotic Parade at Craftaholics Anonymous HERE.
AS ALWAYS~ thanks for stopping by HUGS~


  1. Very cute and creative to use an old picture you had!

  2. This is so cool! love this! You are way to creative lady!

  3. Precious! I love it.

  4. you are so darn crafty hun!! i’m heading to michaels soon for some summer crafty inspiration goodies:)

  5. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Trendy Treehouse…Love your blog!!
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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