Sunday, March 27, 2011

Whiff of Joy Birthday Banner

Happy Sunday! As promised, I am here with a sneak peek of some of the new Whiff of Joy digital (yes, I said digital) images that will be released on April 1st.

A few months ago, I saw an amazing Hallowe’en banner on Nichol Magourik’s blog. I fell in love with it and knew that I wanted to create a birthday one for our boys. When I saw the new WoJ release, I realized that they were perfect to accent my banner. I also added the Henry Spidermouse image that is a freebie that you can get ~here~.

This did  take a long time to make but the look on the boys’ faces when they saw it was worth every hour I put into making it….then the older one said…..are you going to make a Christmas one and an Easter one…how about a Halloween one? ACK! What have I started?!

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I used my Silhouette to cut out the each banner and scalloped mat. I {heart} how easy it was to do and how perfect they all came out. I machine-stitched each one and it just finished them off perfectly. I followed Nichol’s video tutorial which you can find ~here~. If you don’t have a Silhouette, I am sure you could still create the banner by cutting out triangles and using a border punch to create a decorate edge to add around it. All my papers were old Stampin’ Up that I have had in my stash for ages. It felt great to use them up. The letters were cut with my Silhouette as well. I ended up adding little dots at a few of the edges with my white gel pen just to make them pop a little.

I printed out the digi images after re-sizing them to be 4” long. That seemed to be the right proportion for the pennants. I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out all out, leaving a thin white border around them.  I had planned at the beginning to add an image to each pennant but as I progressed I realized that it would detract from the images if there were too many. Instead I created a matted star for some of them using left-over paper scraps. Again, so pleased to be making good use of my stash. I strung the banner on some brown taffeta ribbon and then because it looked too plain like that, I added some red and white hemp twine from Whiff of Joy. That was the perfect touch!

Here are close-ups of each pennant:

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So, there you have what has been taking up so much of my time :) All the images will be available as of April 1st so you don’t have long to wait to get them. There are 4 more images in the release that I haven’t used yet so look for them in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope I inspire you to make one of these cute banners yourself!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

10 comments:

Jane said...

This is incredible Jeanette!! Love it all!! I think I need to have a go at one of these for my little boy! hugs, Jane x

Julie said...

Wow! Fantastic!! Just what little boys love,wish mine were young so i could make one.
Love looking at your blog! julie x

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God! What an absolutly adorable work you have done!! I think my eyes would have popped out the same way like your boys eyes as it is just amazing what you have done!!! I am speechless!!
Martina

Shirley N said...

Wow, your banner is awesome Jeanette! Beautiful work!

Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooow how cool is this!!

Renkata said...

ohhh this is very cool.

yvon said...

Wow, this is absolut fantastic.
Just great.
hugs, Yvon

Janette said...

What a brilliant idea, love all the images, looks like a labour of love to me, fabulous..xx

Kel said...

What a wonderful birthday banner, super cute and it just shows how much you love them by the time you took to make it, they are so appreciative sometimes --those lil ones of ours--and of course now they want one for every occasion -- thanks for sharing

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such an awesome banner!! I just love all the images and your design. Stunning work Jeanette!! I can see why the boys would love it!!
hugs,
Chris

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