I was soooo excited when I saw the June Scrapbook Sussies kit and drooled over all the beautiful girly Crate Paper product! I am expecting my first NIECE in August and I thought these papers and embellishments would be PERFECT for a Welcome Home banner for a baby girl.
I started out by taking bare cardboard (packaging from all of those tests we get at school) and using the cutter at work to create triangular "flags". I then used one of my fiskars border punches with the pink cardstock to create borders that I glued to the back of each flag. I traced each flag onto the patterned paper, cut them all out, and inked the edges.
Then I used Mod Podge to adhere the patterned paper on to the front of each flag. I laid them out to see what I was working with.
I used my circle cutter to cut circles from the brown cardstock as a background for the letters on each flag.
Next, I grabbed some tissue paper, ran adhesive around the edges of each brown circle, and bunched up the tissue paper around the back to create some dimension and frilliness.
I also punched flowers from the pink patterned paper to place in the middle of the circles and add more "girly-ness" to the center of the flags.
The most fun I had was embellishing each flag using the Crate Paper rubons, chipboard, and other stickers that came with the kit. I used pop-dots behind each letter to add more "pop". I used the Jillibean corrugated white alphas for even more texture and dimension.
The last thing I did was use my Big Bite to cut holes in each top corner and tie ribbon to attach each flag into one long banner.
TA-DA!!! My very first hand-made banner!
Here's some close-ups....
So excited about how it turned out! Can't wait to surprise my SIL with it when she comes home from the hospital with her precious baby girl!