Nov 20 2016

Peace on Earth Pennant – by Sharon Johnson

I love doing altered projects for the holidays. It’s so much fun each year to unpack my Christmas trunk and bring them all out to enjoy again. Today I made a single pennant with a rosette medallion using pretty Christmas papers. Take a look:

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I actually created this to use as our Make-N-Take Mini Class project for yesterday. The ladies loved it!

At request I will be re-running this class next Saturday afternoon, 11/26. If interested, contact me.

The pennant base is MDF board so it’s nice and sturdy.

After tracing my pennant onto designer paper, cutting out and then adhering to the pennant with a white craft glue, once dried I use an emery board to sand the edges, melding the paper right into the board. I often use either a Copic marker or a Zig or Sharpie Paint Pen to color the exposed edges of the board on the sides, but I just forgot this time. So often I create a project and think it’s “done”, until I see the photo – then WHAM – it becomes so very clear what I forgot to do — LOL!† Oh well —

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These medallions are so fun to make. I really enjoy creating them and actually find it quite relaxing.

Beate has a video at Splitcoaststampers here showing you how.

Comparing my rosette to Beate’s video – I made these changes:

  • I omitted the scallop edge
  • My paper strip was cut 1.5″ wide, giving me a 3″ flower
  • I scored every 1/4″
  • I used 6″ paper, so I cut and scored 2 strips, then attached them together with Scor Tape once they were all pleated
  • I applied glue and glitter around the edge once completed

And if you’d like a bit more inspiration, the queen of banners, TRULY, is a blogging friend, Kelly Lunceford, also known in the stamping world as atomicbutterly. Kelly creates THE most gorgeous banners for all seasons and reasons and has them all archived right here. Click in – you WILL NOT be disappointed!!! She is a truly talented woman and with a houseful of children, she is an inspiration, for sure!

Here’s the supply list I used on today’s pennant:

Base: Kaisercraft Beyond the Page MDF – Pennant

Paper: Comfort and Joy by My Mindís Eye

4″ White Lace Paper Doilies by Wilton

Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth White Cardstock

Stamps: Merry Christmas by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Spellbinders Circle Nesties

Ribbon: May Arts 1.25″ Silk – White

May Arts 1/2″ Loop Trim – Ivory

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Lippy Red

Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter

Adhesives: Crafters Pick the Ultimate Glue, 1/8″ Scor Tape (under trim), 3D Foam Squares

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Comfort and Joy by My Mind’s Eye

A wonderful Christmas collection with traditional colors and fun patterns – and lots of glitter accents, too!

Find all items in stock by My Mind’s Eye here – many items REDUCED!


Merry Christmas by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

An absolutely lovely set conveying the true meaning of Christmas!

Find our full 2016 Christmas Release here.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here.


As a bit of an aside, there are many options for creating your pennant or banner base.

Let me list and link them for you.

Kaisercraft MDF base as I used today (these are actually board, not paper or chipboard)

May Arts Paper Banner – 29 pennants sewn together, but can be clipped apart

Melissa Frances Backdrops Chipboard Curved Triangles – nice and sturdy, too!

A variety of pennant/banner die shapes you can cut yourself in a variety of sizes:

Little B Pennants

JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Baby Buntings

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Petite Pennants

And I believe that is it – I think I’ve rambled enough today!


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