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Jun 30, 2010

I cre­at­ed this ban­ner near­ly a year ago for last years CHA‑S. I love it so much that I thought I would share with you a tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate it. I love the com­bi­na­tion of the pale pink paint and vin­tage sheet music as well as the Ger­man glass glit­ter, crepe paper, Plat­inum Stick­les and trims. I guess it is safe to say I love it all.

Sup­plies Need­ed: Maya Road Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ner Album, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet, Maya Road Sil­ver Metal­lic Mist, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Pink Crepe Paper, 5mm Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, White Tulle, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, White Seam Bind­ing, Embroi­dery Floss (col­or does not mat­ter) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents

Tools Used: Paint­brush, Scal­lop Scis­sors (Fiskars Cloud), Pink­ing Shears, Sewing Nee­dle, Glue Stick, Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Sand­ing Block, Scis­sors, Martha Stew­art Punch (looks like a seal), Sewing Machine (Option­al)

Instruc­tions:

  • Paint the scal­lops as shown above as well as the back of all 4 scal­lop pages, let dry.

  • Cov­er the 4 tri­an­gle pages using vin­tage sheet music, using a craft knife cut out the holes at the top of the ban­ner page, sand the edges of each page using a sand­ing block
  • Accent the edges of each page using creamy brown ink.
  • Accent the edges of each page using Plat­inum Stick­les, let dry.

  • Mist each let­ter using metal­lic sil­ver mist, apply glossy accents onto each let­ter then add fine sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter on top, tap off excess, let dry.

  • Cre­ate two crepe paper flow­ers, trim each flower using pink­ing shears, trim one flower so it is small­er than the oth­er.
  • Attach the small­er crepe paper flower on top of the sec­ond as shown above.
  • Using a Martha Stew­art punch, punch a cir­cle out of vin­tage sheet music, accent the edges using Plat­inum Stick­les, let dry then attach to the cen­ter of the crepe paper flower. You will need to repeat these steps 4 times — one flower for each ban­ner page.

  • Using scal­lop scis­sors cut three strips the length of the top por­tion of the tri­an­gle ban­ner page.
  • Ink the edges of the scal­lop strips using creamy brown ink.
  • Using a sewing machine stitch a zig zag strip across the top of the stacked paper strips.
  • Accent the scal­lops on the sec­ond lay­er using 5mm cream col­ored self adhe­sive pearls

  • Cut tulle, twine and seam bind­ing to cre­ate a hang­er for each end of the ban­ner and to attach the scal­lop ban­ner pages togeth­er.

  • Attach the sheet music tri­an­gle ban­ner pages to all 4 scal­lop pages, attach lay­ered scal­lop strips to the top of each tri­an­gle ban­ner page, attach the crepe paper flow­ers to the cen­ter of each tri­an­gle ban­ner page, attach one glit­tered let­ter to the cen­ter of each crepe paper flower.
  • Accent the point of each tri­an­gle ban­ner using a medi­um sized cream col­ored self adhe­sive pearl.

And if you are won­der­ing just who Lola is well.… won­der no more. My daugh­ter and son-in-law love their lit­tle Lola.

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