I've had this set of papers from Close to My Heart for about three years now...looked too pretty to cut. But with Independence Day right around the corner, I wanted to make a sweet banner using the calico and butterfly papers (officially named Blue Ribbon). Micheal's carries all different shapes of chipboard (more like paste-board, but a little heavier than a bakery box) like stars, hearts, purses, houses, etc, so I bought a couple of different shapes, one of them being the stars.
I made the little pennants too, so they'd match the papers. I have the easiest way to construct these babies...wanna see? (not that this is rocket science, but anyway...)
I used a chipboard star. You can use any size and don't forget about those stencils that you could trace as well.
Step 2: Fold the desired paper in half (great for scraps). Align the star up with the crease and then trace.
Finally, coat one side with glue and insert a toothpick snug to the crease. That's it...so easy that caves of men could do it!
Although you can't see the detail very well, I wanted to show how I added it to my dining room hutch. I looped two large rings through the ends of the ribbon so that it would easily hang on the edge of the doors. I may go back and add some bits of ribbon to the rings, but for now it's not bothering me LOL
I had a thought as I'm busy designing away with my new I Heart Ippity July Stamps...I can't share my projects until they go live at I hearty Ippity, so just forget that I mentioned that in the last blog entry *blush*
HOPEFULLY, tomorrow I will have some more news to share. I know, you're thinking "enough all ready, really" but I just can't help it hehehe. Once again, I'm super-de-duper EXCITED! I have to say that I have picked some phenomenal scrappy and stampy places to try-out for. I am looking forward to the next six-months :)
Okay, I'm calling it a night.
♥ Happy Father's Day tomorrow ♥
Love to my Daddy and my hubby...two wonderful & exceptional FATHERS
To my grandfathers and father-in-law in Heaven...you will be remembered with GREAT fondness tomorrow ♥