Monday, February 7, 2011

Flag from a Banner

I really like the new My Creations Banner that Close To My Heart introduced in the new Idea Book.  It's 7chipboard pennants (with jump rings) that you can decorate and string together.  I saw a really cute picture of where someone had taken just one of the flags and decorated it and stuck it on a stick.  Cute Idea (that I had to try!)

I was trying hard to "Shop My Stash."  I made this to give to a friend to make her smile.  Fortunately for me, but not so much for you, almost everything I used was retired.  Of course, you can shop your own stash to make one of these.

I used the Bonding Memories Glue all over the pennant and back side of the background paper.  Then I stuck them together.  (I picked Bonding Memories Glue because I wanted to make sure to get glue all around the punched out circles on the pennant.  I did it on both sides of the flag.  Then I used the Finishing Files (love 'em!) to scrape (I mean file) off the extra paper.  The Finshing Files make life SO much easier!

On the back side I used a Dimensional Element (sponged with Creme Brulee Ink). I also stamped the sentiment with Juniper ink using the Unity Stamp set.

To attach the pennant to the dowel, I used the Finishing Files to make a notch in the dowel, then I used a hot glue gun to glue the ribbon to the dowel.  Then I tied the pennant and dowel together, securing it all with more hot glue.

I hope my friend likes it.  :)

Supplies Used:
My Creations Banner (NEW!) (Z1378, $5.95 for 7 chipboard pennants)
Unforgettable Paper Pack (retired)
Fancy Cuts Die-Cuts - Botanicals (retired)
Bonding Memories Glue (1512, $6.95)
Finishing Files (Z1091, $5.95)
Sorbet Collection Ribbon Rounds (retired)
Buttons - Basic Assortment (Z1358, $5.95)
Waxy Flax - Sorbet (Z1249, $3.95)
Irresistibles Pizzaz (retired)
Creme Brulee Stamp Pad (Z2167, $5.25)
Juniper Stamp Pad (Z2165, $5.25)
Unity (C1422, $18.95)
Sponge Daubers (Z726, $3.95 for 3)
Glue Dots
Small Wooden Dowel