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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Banners Made Easy!!

Hello everyone...hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!! We had beautiful spring weather  all weekend and I had a chance to work outside. Flowers and fruit trees are already blooming...I hope we don't get a late freeze..yikes!! Next week I have to start working on our taxes so I better enjoy the sunshine while I can...LOL!!! Anyway....

It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and this week we are going to make banners! Banners are so trendy and fun.....they have been all over stampland this last year. Here are the deets:

1. You must make your banners from scratch....no dies, stickers, or chipboard banner shapes!!
2. They must be the hangy downy kind...not the flat sentiment type.
3. You can make triangle shapes, flag shapes, half circle shapes, half egg shapes, square shape, heart shape....any shape you desire
4. You can hang the banner shapes on Baker's Twine, wire, raffia, twine...you can sew them on or pop them up on foam dots....
5. They can be made out of felt, paper, cork, fabric, chipboard...cut them out with punches, a paper cutter, or scissors.
6. I made mine by punching out 3 squares, layering them on top of each other, and hand cutting the triangles so they all were the same size. The matting was created by punching out three squares from cardstock, laying one of the cutout banners on a square, and cutting around the the edges using scallop edged scissors....they were glued together and sewing was done along the edges. They were then taped to a piece of Baker's Twine and adhered to the card with foam dots.

The sweet little bunny is Rubbernecker's Carrot Bunny #84-09....it was colored with Copics and the Rubbernecker sentiment #14-0910 was cut out with round Nestabilities and popped up with foam dots. The sewing, seam binding, buttons, twine, floss, and lace finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Carrot Bunny #84-09, sentiment #14-0910
Paper: white, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, The Girls Paperie dp, Candy Kisses digi dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copics, Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Lace, Sewing Machine, Scalloped Scissors, floss

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - something that starts with a B (bunny)
2. Delicious Doodles - use pink and make it girly
3. The Stamp Man Challenge Blog - colors of spring/Easter
4. Stampin for the Weekend - bingo (I went diagonally with  ribbon, lace, and diecuts)

Thanks for stopping by...be sure to check out the TLC challenge on Splitcoast...I would love to see what you create with banners!!!


18 comments:

Annette said...

aww I am so in love with this card...that bunny and banner is so so cute...love this card Joan...great choice in colors tooooo

jules said...

Hi Joan cute gorgeous card!! i love spring time cant wait!!

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the buttons on the banner and the image is too cute!

Jerri Kay said...

This is totally adorable Joan.

Sasha said...

I love the pretty Springtime feel to your card, Joan. Such a sweet image and gorgeous bunting x

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! How cute, Joan! Love your cute image! GREAT challenge! I think it's easier to create banners than to use dies. If I feel better later today, I'll play along! Fun!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How sweet is this Joan!!! LOVE that sweet banner!!

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, how cute and fun. Love your tags, really sets this card off. Beautiful job.

jimlynn said...

Cute, fun and adorable! Love the banner Joan....so pretty in all those wonderful colors too. Very Spring-y!
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card!! Such a sweet little image and the banner is wonderful, cleaver idea to use your squares. Love it. It is going to be very warm here this week, I always tell everyone back home, I know why Texans have big closets, to put summer clothes on one side and winter on the other. :)

GrannyB said...

I like the banners and the colors you used. The card is very nice....

Shari Nelson said...

Hey Joan, cute card! I wish I could color with Copics! I plan on learning, any suggestions?
Nice job on the card, cute banners too.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so sweet, Joan. I just love that banner with the buttons. So cute!

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just darling!!! I lovce the buttons and the banner. Love the sweet bunny image.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love these fun buttoned-on banners, Joan! What a precious Easter card with that sweet bunny and her carrot seeds!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Joanne (jojot) said...

too precious for words....fabulous banner....very cute