Party in the USA! {Banner!}

Hi Friends! I love making fun banners for parties. In today’s video I will show you how to make a pennant style banner for 4th of July but feel free to change up to colors for a baby shower, birthday or whatever you want to celebrate.

Video!

Supplies:
Star Garland
Cardstock in Red and Blue
6″ paper doilies
Mini clothes pins (Great for cards too!)
Gold Glitter (99 cents a tube in LOTS of colors!)
Double sided tape, hot glue and star/circle templates

Directions:
1. Cut 3 7″ circled from red cardstock and glue a white doily in the center of each.
2. Cut a 4″ star from blue cardstock and glue on the doily.
3. Cut “USA” from double stick tape and place in the center of stars (or draw the letters with wet glue) and sprinkle with glitter.
4. Attach the decorated circles to a stand of star garland using mini clothespins.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Festive Halloween (or Fall) Banner!

Howdy folks!  Lindsay here with another quick and easy Halloween project. If you were looking for my WOYWW and Ask a Crafter post it will be up later tonight or tomorrow. Luckily I have more Halloween ideas than I know what to do with LOL!

I used burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, mini clothespins and ribbon from Papermart for this project. Also I used cardstock and alphabet stamps and my trusty glue gun. If you don’t have time to whip one of these up before tomorrow simply change the stamping to “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Happy Fall” and you are all set! Happy crafting!

A Birthday Playdate!

Wow, what a weekend, it was super busy but super fun too! Yesterday we invited two of my girls’ twin friends over for a birthday playdate, their friends just turned 7 and we want to celebrate with a low-key but fun afternoon. I printed off some cupcake wrappers and activities from the Valentine Classroom Party Printable kit and some party hats, water bottle wraps, place cards and a banner from the new Valentine Party Add-on kit:

To add a splash of festive color to the table I covered it in valentine wrapping paper I picked up at Target (love the dollar spot!) this is a perfect solution if you do not have table linens to match and it looks so much nice than the plastic disposable covers-cheaper and more eco-friendly too and it makes clean-up a snap!

I wanted to have a fun little activity for the girls to do while they hung out and chatted so the printable activity sheets from the Valentine Classroom Party Kit was perfect for that, I just printed one sheet for each guest and cut them apart, that gives you 4 activities!I put crayons in a vintage glass flower frog, it adds to the decor and is practical too. I keep an eye out for these whenever I am in an antique shop! If you can’t find a glass frog you can cut a styrofoam ball in half and poke crayons in that.

Here are the cupcakes, they are so quick and fun. You get 3 wrappers and toppers on one printable sheet, they are quick to cut and all you need is a dab of hot glue to attach the topper to a toothpick and glue the wrapper closed. The girls were so cute, they wanted to save their wrappers to take home. It is impossible to keep a cupcake wrapper clean so I printed them a couple of sheets to bring home with them, I guess their American Girl dolls will be having cupcake parties too!

Here is the banner from the add-on kit, and check out the cut party hats also in the kit! The banner only takes 2 sheets of cardstock! I cut between the triangles with mini wavy scissors and hot glued them to a length of ribbon then tacked it to the wall, easy peasy!

To keep the party hats secure on their heads just tape a length of elastic cord (made for beading) to each side of the hat on the inside. I cut the bottom of the hats with scallop scissors to add a bit of flair.

Here is a look at the kits I used:

Valentine Party Add-onValentine Party Printables & SVG

This kit would also be perfect for Valentines parties and baby showers!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Party Banners and a Sale!

My girls’ birthday is this week and I decided to make a pretty banner for their party so I used (what else?) the Pretty Banners SVG set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff to quickly and inexpensively make this one:

Gosh is it hard to take a picture of a banner but you get the idea ­čÖé I want to let you know that everything at Lindsay’s stamp stuff is 30% off now through Friday so stock up on cute Stamps and fun SVGs while they are on sale!

All I did to make the banner was cut the scallop banner file (I got 6 on a sheet of double sided 12″x12″ paper) 24 times with my Cricut and SCAL software to make enough pennants for happy birthday and my daughters names and then cut letters out with my cricut to top rosettes made out of paper (all the paper I used is from a GSD Studios pack I found for $5 at Big Lots-score!) Wanna lean how to make a rosette? It’s easy:

You can make decorative banners for birthdays, Halloween, baby showers and any special occasion and they are so pretty-just hard to photograph. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget about the 30% off September Sale at Lindsay’s stamp stuff going on right now.

Til next time happy crafting!

Fun-Fair!

Howdy! I love this time of year, the warm days, crisp nights and then weekend full of fun at the local county fairs, late summer at it’s best! I didn’t bring my camera to the fair this year because I took over a hundred photos last year and decided it was high time I scrapbooked them:

I used my new Fun Fair SVG set to cut the tickets (both single and the border strip) with my Cricut and SCAL software (SCAL on sale for $59.95 for a short time!)and my On the Line digital stamps to make the banner.

Here is a close up of the first page, I laid out my photos with shape collage software and added ribbons to the flowers on the bottom of the page. Stamps and Die cuts are from Lindsay's stamp Stuff.

Here is a tip: I used digital paper and printed the paper on the inside triangle of the banner only. I layered my stamp over digital pattern paper from Lettering Delights (all their pattern paper packs are on sale for $1 so stock up now!) then used the “magic wand” tool to remove the inside of the banner so I could see the paper, then I clicked around the banner, an inverted my selection, flattened the layers and hit ctrl+x to cut the paper pieced banner and pasted it as many times as I wanted in a new document. I only printed the paper I needed, no wasted ink or paper and it is easier than trying to print on pattern paper scraps AND I can make it match my layout!

Here is the second page, love to cram in a lot of photos!

This page qualifies for the following challenges: By the Cute and Girly (indian summer), The Craft Garden (Bunting/Banner),  Daisy Doodles , ginger Loft (anything goes), Flourishes (tickets), Lexis Challenge (flower Power), Really Reasonable Ribbon (flowers) and  Tuesday Throwdown (celebrate fall).

Here is a peek at the sets I used:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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