Tuesday, June 28, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA
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.