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Friday, June 15, 2012

4th of July Banner

Independence Day is just around the corner so I have a patriotic project to share with you.

Here is a banner I made for our Annual 4th of July Picnic.  I used Elegant Edges for the lacy scalloped circles.  Elegant Edges is a great cartridge by the way.  It is one of the few I paid more that $40 for.  Worth it, but of course I found it on sale a few weeks later.  I just couldn’t wait on this one when it came out back when.  

I used Platin School Book for the letters (this and Hello Kitty are my favorites for banner letters and titles).  I used papers from 3 stacks: The Paper Studio (A Boy’s Universe), DCWC (The Green Stack), and K & Company (Air Force Paper).  All the papers had a different back (either white or a different print).

I used Stand and Salute for the triangle pinafores and the USA circle.  The neat thing I did was wielded a scallop, from Elegant Edges, on top of the triangle.  When I cut these on two-sided and folded them over, I got a beautiful lacy ruffle dimension. 

Once they were cut I scored them all at the top of the triangle and folded the elegant edge over.  Next, I got to use another favorite tool, my Crop-A-Dilel II, to punch holes in the stack all at once.  I used various scraps of red, white & blue ribbon to tie them all together.  Viola – A beautiful July Banner!!

I made one more banner for my neighbor who came home from Iraq (but I forgot to take picture).  If you remember, last year, I made her a going away album of animal cards for her to send to her three little kidos while she was gone – They loved it.

As Always,
God Bless and Happy Scrapin’!

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