Thursday, February 4, 2010

JUGS Pennant Banner

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Edit: Sorry if any of you got double notification on this post -- the formatting on the individual letter photos really bugged me, so I had to edit and fix!!
Hello! I'm back with another project today.. another non-card believe it or not! I am playing along with JUGS18, a Wild Card Challenge to create a pennant banner.  I used this wonderful tutorial on SCS by Jenn Balcer - click HERE to see the tutorial. I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now, so this challenge was just what I needed to get me to do it! I made this for Sabrina's room (this is probably one of the few times that I wish I had named her something like "Mo" ~ hee hee, not really!)...

Note: I'm sorry this isn't the best photo! I don't have a mantle to display it on and every shelf I tried had too much clutter in the background. I haven't figured out hot exactly I want to display it in Sabrina's room yet, so I put it on my closet door to take this photo! I also took close ups of each letter (see below).

I wanted it to match the colors in her room (some yellow and lots of pink/green), so I printed my papers from Zoe Pearn's Summer Sorbet, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I just adore her designs as well as Jen Allyson's. These two incredibly talented designers teamed together to create the highly anticipated My Mind's Eye release of Quite Contrary... I can't wait for those!!

Back to my project... I first created 2 triangular templates using the dimensions in Jenn's tutorial. I then printed all of my papers and cut them out with the templates. After matting each triangle, I stitched around each one. Next I attached them to my ribbon using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (I LOVE this!!). I added a strip of paper (punched with scallops) on top to cover the staples.

I pulled out some Bare Elements chipboard from my scrapbook stash, painted them white and attached them to Blossom die cut flowers. Each was embellished simply with a few crystals. Each "blossom" was then popped onto each triangle with foam boosters. I followed Mona's lead since I didn't want the backside to look messy, I finished of the back of each triangle with white cardstock. Finally, I tied 8 ribbon bows and attached them with my hot glue gun. I resisted the urge to add more embellishments as I didn't want to cover up the beautiful patterned paper.

Individual letter detail:

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Supplies ~
Paper: Summer Sorbet by Zoe Pearn (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Accessories: Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Bare Elements chipboard (Creative Imaginations), Paint, Ribbon, Crystals (Prima), Jody foam boosters, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. How sweet for Sabrina! I love the matching bling on each letter. So sweet!

  2. So pretty! Love the vibrant colors!

  3. Stephanie, this banner is so bright & cheerful! I bet Sabrina is going to love this - yep another creation to save in her keepsake box!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls banner challenge!

  4. Lucky Sabrina! What a great a banner! Now you can make one for me! ;)

  5. wow Stephanie, love your banner so much, love all the colors and papers!!! fabby work. Hugs Silke

  6. Stephanie, this is just ADORABLE! So, so bright and fun!

  7. This is totally adorable. How sweet that you made it for your daughter. It's great - I lie those bows in between and the fresh fun colors. Super job,. Sorry I'm late commenting - had a couple of days of no internet access ACK! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :-)

  8. Oh WOWWWWWW, your details are just gorgeous! I love the bling on the letters. I've always wanted to make one of these but haven't tried yet. Yours is awesome!


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