Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring Pennant Banner

Well this is the "biggie" I have been working on. Haven't felt much like doing things since the funeral but I knew I had to make the effort. And what an effort it was! I really enjoyed this project. Many materials were used but I'll try to give you most of them. Of course, this uses the Big Shot Pennant Die. I was hesitant to buy this at first but I know I'll use it now again and again for different holidays. I love the way it turned out plus there are actual pennants where the triangle faces sideways, cards and pouches to make with this die. The background triangle is SU Certainly Celery. Then the DP is SU Delicate Dots from the SAB catty and Bella Rose in addition to some older discontinued papers from SU. The cutouts of the bunnies, chicks, and flowers were heaven sent. They were off of 4 vintage style cards I bought at Mike's $1 bin. I have tried to purchase more because they are so nice but so far all the other Mike's I've been to here are out of them. The vintage print of the lady in her Easter bonnet I got in some blog candy I won. Beneath her I used the new SU Flower Burst Embosslit die for the Big Shot. The top one is the actual size. The other two I cut down with the Pinked Edge Nesties (I thought that was a clever idea!) They were shaded with Rose Red Ink. The panel that has SPRING on it uses the Big Shot Flower Layers die which was cut multiple times from 3 shades of pink, edged with Rose Red and layered with a brad in the center. Both of those panels use the SU Little Leaves Sizzlit die. The letters were K&Co. The sunflower panel features the front of an actual seed packet by Marjolean Bastin. I used the SU scallop edge punch and Julie Buhler's directions on her blog, Paper Pleasing Ideas, to make the frame. The punched flower is the Bigz Flower, Daisies 2 die, edged with different inks for dimension. The leaves are from SU Playful Petals stamped in Hunter Green on Old Olive CS. Stickles were used around the scallop of the frame. The pearl brads at the bottom are from the bridal section in Mike's. Be sure to click on the pictures for a larger view. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email. If you'd like to try your hand at these, I'd be glad to help you with a Stampin' Up! order for any of the Big Shot products or other supplies. It's a fun machine! Have a great weekend everyone!


Diane said...

Oh my gosh girl, I LOVE this banner, you make me want to do one, so inspiring!!!!! I LOVE~LOVE it.......okay I have to go and look at it again!!!!!

Donna Howe San Jose CA said...


I am so sorry about the loss of your brother please continue to let the Lord carry you in your times of need. I lost my oldest son Christopher 1 year ago on January 15th. I have not been able to do much of anything for the past year. I am truly moved and inspired by the beauty you have created in your banner. I have the big shot and dies but have never used them. I have some of the SAB dot paper coming my way soon and want so badly to try to make at least the one pennant that says spring. Thank you so much for sharing. Again, the beauty of this project is just amazing. May God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

Your banner is beautiful! I love all the detail, the vintage feel, and the 3-D effect. Very well done.


Renee said...

Mary this is beautiful. Do you need my address so you know where to send it? *wink* Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Haven't kept up on some of my favorite blogs lately. Hugs to you!