Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baby Shower Banner

Continuing with all the goodies that I made for the baby shower, here is a welcome banner that we hung above the cake table.

  • cardstock in 4 different colors. Here is what I used *all from Stampin' Up!*: bashful blue, certainly celery, chocolate chip, not quite navy
  • tie the knot cricut cartridge
  • a child's year cricut cartridge
  • 1 roll of 1/2" ribbon
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 3/4" circle punch
  • paper trimmer
  • scallop edge punch *Stampin' Up!*
  • score-pal
  • crop-a-dile
  • cuttlebug folder (fleur de lis)
  • sticky strip (red tape)

  1. cut the scallop pennants using the tie the knot cartridge. I cut three from a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of not quite navy cardstock
  2. cut the inside portion of the pennant from certainly celery cardstock
  3. run the green inside portions through the cuttlebug to emboss them
  4. attach the green embossed paper to the not quite navy paper
  5. cut 1 1/2" X 11"strips of bashful blue cardstock **you need one for each pennant**
  6. punch one side of the strip with the Stampin' Up! scallop edge punch
  7. using the score-pal (or other scoring board, trimmer) score between each scallop
  8. accordion fold the strip on each score line.
  9. wrap ends of blue strip around and attach using sticky strip tape. **make sure that you attach the ends together while keeping the accordion shape matched up
  10. punch a 1 3/4" circle from the bashful blue cardstock
  11. attach hot glue to the circle and push the accordion strip down to form a circle shape. Hold until the glue dries.
  12. cut out welcome and the baby's name and attach each letter to the blue accordion fold you just created **I attached mine with hot glue**
  13. attach the blue accordion accent to the center of the pennant
  14. punch a hole in each corner of the pennant
  15. thread each pennant onto the ribbon leaving enough for spacing between words and enough to hang on the ends.
  16. step back and admire your creativity!!!
Thanks for looking and if you have any questions, please let me know!