Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pals February Blog Hop

It's the occasion of the year as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Linda Fisher at  Linda's Stampin Loft, I'm stop number 28 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.


Today, I have a Happy Birthday Banner that I made for my daughter's birthday.  I made one for Tate for his first birthday and thought that it would be nice to have one to put up each year for Mackie's day.


I kept with the purple and black theme here, wisteria wonder is such a pretty color and is used for all of the party supplies that I made.  The brand new Paper Doily large sizzlits die was used for each letter.  I had originally wanted to make each letter different, but when you are making 19 individual letters, making all of them the same seemed the best idea!


The basic black base was flag cut at the end, embossed with the vintage wallpaper EF, and topped with a wisteria wonder dotted scallop ribbon boarder punch.  The paper doily was attached to the base, and a circle punch of First Edition SDSP was used as the background for the letter.  The letters are cut from the serif essentials alphabet bigz dies.


A little boho blossom punch flower was anchored on each pennant.


The pennants were attached to each other with ball and chain, (that's funny) and a victoria lace bow was attached to each pennant.


I needed a spacer between each word, and I had some half circles from the petal cone die left over, so I overlayed them with the paper doily that I trimmed down.  After this was done, I added a little wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon bow on each side.


This banner did end up being longer than the spot that I wanted to hang it, but we found an alternative spot, and it worked out well.  This project did take me a while to complete, so plan for extra time when you make yours.


I have another occasions mini project to show you tomorrow and more party hand-crafted items, so make sure you come back for more info on this gorgeous little item!  Hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nancy Gleason, stop number 1 on the Occasions Mini  Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  6. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  7. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  8. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  12. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  15. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Tricia Barber at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  19. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  20. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  22. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  23. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  26. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  27. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  28. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

23 comments:

Dana said...

So elegant and beautiful!!! Fantastic job!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness....I hope this becomes a standard decoration for years and years to come....what a labor of love! Gorgeous (as are all the decorations you made)!

Mary Lou Glick said...

Nancy, this decoration is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful banner! Definitely makes a gorgeous Happy Birthday statement!

Leah said...

Love it!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Fabulous, Sandie! I'm sure Mackie loved it!

Katy McGloin said...

Sandie, what a stunning banner! You have been very busy!!! Did you save all the bits from the paper doily for confetti??? :)

Ginger said...

What a wonderful keepsake for Mackie to have for years to come! Really special!

Patti MacLeith said...

Over the top! Can't wait to see the other project! I love this idea!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness!That is really beautiful and I'm sure it made your daughter feel like a very special birthday girl!

Rae said...

Beautiful! Will you adopt me before my next birthday, please?

Maggie MAta said...

I would LOVE to come home to this on my birthday... =) Sure made me smile and it's not even my birthday. You are the best!

Emily Steggell said...

Wow! Super cute! I made a banner like this for Halloween, now I'm thinking a Birthday one is next! Sooo cute! TFS

Anonymous said...

Looks soooo cute.

Could you share the supply list for this?

Beth Beard Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love it! I'll be making my son one now too. Awesome idea and yours is so pretty!

Christy Q said...

What a gorgeous banner! Love the colors and the doily die really pops against the pennant. Such a fabulous memento and treasure!

Mike Funke said...

Sandie, this is amazing! I can see all kinds of uses for this 6p011570c2ce0f970b of banner. Beautifully done!

Tricia B said...

Love the banner, what a great idea. Very elegant!

Angela said...

Your banner is so elegant! I love that doily on a banner!

Lesley said...

WOW Sandie! This is unreal...love that banner and the lace! Beautiful project!

mary fish said...

really fantastic!! what a special project.
hugs, m

Cidny Major said...

How gorgeous and elegant! Love it!

Gayle Wheeler said...

This is a REALLY beautiful banner. Wow. Lots of work has carefully (and lovingly) gone into this project!

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