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:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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.