Nov 23 2011

Merry Christmas Pennant and a Winner!

Today is Day 3 of the 3-Day Sale, I have a pennant hanging to show you and we have a winner from last Saturday’s Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – The Tin Can.  We all sure had a blast preparing those projects!  Let’s start with our winner.  This week the winner came from my blog, and chose number 14 who is

Darlene G

Congratulations, Darlene!  Please email me at [email protected] to claim your prize!

Thanks to ALL who played along!  Your participation makes it fun for all of us!


Today the 3-Day Sale is in its final day.

You can read all details here or go straight to the store to shop!


Now on to my project for today – this one was totally fun to create and I can’t wait to make some more.

Rather than making an entire banner, I used only 1 pennant to create an individual wall hanging.  This was SO FUN to do!!!  I love hanging these type of projects on cabinet knobs or hooks around the house and they make GREAT and VERY do-able little gifts to give.

The base is an MDF Board Pennant (5 per pack, I only used 1) by Kaisercraft.

All the MDF Board Kaisercraft alterables can be seen here — GREAT holiday projects.

Paper used is by Melissa Frances from the Deck the Halls Collection 

I traced the pennant onto the designer paper, cut out, applied with glue, let dry, sanded the edges and then decorated away.  I did color the edges of my MDF Board pennant green with a Copic. 

The paper rosette was made using 2 strips of 6″ paper from the same pad, each cut 1.5″ wide.  Each strip was scored using my Scor-It Mini every 1/4″, then accordian folded on the score lines.  The 2 strips had to be attached together with Scor Tape.  If you’ve never done a flower like this you can check out this Fan Fold Flower tutorial at SCS — it’ll give you a good visual of how to create this fun flower.

On the top of the pennant I used the Deck the Halls Cardstock Banners and topped them off with 2 rows of 1/4″ Ringlet Trim in green and ivory, adhering all with 1/8″ Scor Tape.

1.25″ Silk Ribbon in ivory is run through the pre-drilled holes as the hanger.  The largest punch on my Cropodile fits the pre-drilled holes perfectly, so once they are covered with the paper I’m able to use my Cropodile to punch through those holes so the paper has a perfectly fitted and formed hole.

The sentiment is from Christmas Mini  Sentiments by JustRite, stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink onto a hand cut banner.  These petite Mini Sentiments have become my go-to sentiments this year – I totally LOVE them.  All the mini sentiments can be seen here, along with items that go with them.

The Deck the Halls pad I used was 6×6, so the very tip of the pennant didn’t get covered with paper.  To remedy that sitaution I just cut off one of the tiny pennants from the strip of Cardstock Banners and glued it to the bottom tip, then used the same ringlet trim to top it off.  I am VERY disappointed with how the photos turned out — the green ringlet trim is just as pretty and crisp as the ivory trim, but you’d never know it looking at these photos — my apologies.

And there you have it.

A totally FUN project to do — give one a try.

All items used are available at The  Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked above.


And speaking of pennants and banners, Deb did a LOVELY banner of thanks  — check it out here.



And I HAD to show you this!  Michelle has been having fun making her own embellishments with the Silver Mirror Paper and Spellbinders dies.  Read about it here on Michelle’s Blog.


Thanks SO much for stopping in today.

Not sure if I’ll be back with a post for tomorrow or not as we have dinner plans with family, so if not, I wish you all a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DAY!  I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life, and they are many –and among those blessings I count each of you as a friend — thank you so much, my dear friends!


8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Merry Christmas Pennant and a Winner!”

  1. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous pennant, Sharon! I love the papers and all the details! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Rosie Waldt says:

    Very nice, Sharon, as usual. Love all the bling/ribbon and super paper. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  3. Bev J. says:

    Nice project, Sharon. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Carolen says:

    Beautifully done!

    I rarely comment anymore, but I do check in and look at your
    inspirational projects. Thanks so much Sharon!

    Trust that you and yours will have a wonderful holiday season
    and all the best for the year ahead.

  5. jean w. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  6. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Fabulous project! I want to make them for my grands and great-grands. Thanks for the great instructions. Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving, I consider you my friend too.

  7. Beautiful wall hanging, looks like a hot air balloon to me!

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