Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Some of you asked to see my completed banner that was on my workspace this past week.    We made it last week at our Inky Digits Card Club.  Our very own Shabby Chic expert, Lisa Murphy taught this project.  Don't you just love it.  She hand dyes the seam binding herself.

We did ours in celebration of the upcoming 4th of July.  But you can adapt the banner to any celebration you want.  I think it would look so cute hanging from a tree for a 4th of July backyard barbecue.  It certainly would make a wonderful birthday or baby shower decoration.  Just use your imagination and change the papers to match the occasion.You could even add a sentiment or personal note on the back of a flag and send it as a card in an envelope.

Sorry I don't know the name of the paper, but it was in a patriotic paper pad she found at Michaels.  I made the fan fold disc out of 1" x 12" strips and scored every 1/4".  Used some baker's twine to tie the metal USA letters onto coordinating buttons and hot glued them to the disc.  The stars are stamped in distress inks with a musical note background stamp.  Sentiments are computer generated.  She distressed some hole reinforcements for us to apply to both sides of the flags for strength and the stars were out of a heavier weight of white paper.  String it on ribbon or yarn or twine of your choice and,wallah it is done.

Thanks again Lisa.


  1. Fantastic! You're all set for the 4th! Love the fun paper you used.

  2. wow its fantastic Linda, its turned out beautifully, that rich red she died the seam binding is just perfect
    Mina xxx

  3. Your banner is fabulous, Linda! Beautifully done.

  4. Such a lovely touch to the fan fold flowers to tie a button on top. I like the pic of your dog driving. My mom has a Lhasapso who likes to drive!! I will dig up his photo and show you!!
    Thank You for sharing Loe

  5. Oooh, I was just scrolling through you blog and saw this banner! I love it so!


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