Posts Tagged ‘Pennant’
I’m a big fan of using MDS for school projects. (check out some MDS school projects on my blog) So recently I volunteered to teach a My Digital Studio class at a local school, showcasing a few ideas on how MDS can come in handy. Every teacher can use a little time saving help, right?
Each teacher had the chance to make a classroom set of holiday goodies for his or her classroom — my treat. The projects used the Very Merry Twenty-Five Designer Tags Template (see it online - 127756) with the My Digital Studio software (see MDS2 online – including the free 30 day trial).
Are you a teacher? Ask me how you can get the MDS software free for your entire school! Just drop me an email.
Are you a digital crafter? Be sure to think about how you can use printed items from MDS or MDS2 (quick to personalize) and combine them with “real” elements to create projects.
Here we printed out the triangle pennants on one sheet, then the circles on another sheet. The triangles were cut with the new Paper Trimmer (see it online – 126889) and the circles were punched with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (see it online – 119860).
Add the tags to 1″ x 8″ Cello Bags (see them online – 124134) and you’re all set! And you’re not limited to just pencils. The 1×8″ cello bags are great for lots of treats. Here are some other ideas from my blog.
Or want to learn more about MDS2? Here’s a link to your software options, including upgrades from MDS and the free 30-day trial (which I highly recommend!!).
Supplies: Very Merry Twenty-Five Digital Download, My Digital Studio, 1 x 8″ Cello Bags, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer
Have you signed up for Round 25 of my Stamps in the Mail Club yet? Here’s one of the projects you’ll be making with your November project kits!
For The Birds is a terrific all-occasions stamp set (see it online) and with the SITM Club Kit, you’ll get the stamp set as well as everything you need to make the pennant banner card below. These pennant banners are uber-popular right now. They’re everywhere!
The plus side is that banners like this are uber-simple to create. The papers featured in this banner are all from the World Spectacular Designer Series Paper (see it online).
Sign-ups for the November Stamps in the Mail Club are still available — be sure to sign up today so your kit will arrive sooner!!
So have you gotten your own copy yet? Or downloaded it as a pdf to keep on your computer? (click here to download) Grab your catalog and flip (or scroll) to page 9. Yikes! Check out the NEW Hostess Benefits plan!!
When you host a party or place an order of at least $150, you now get $25 to spend in the catalog. You can spend your Hostess $$ either in the Hostess Section on specially priced stamp sets (pages 10-15) or you can spend it anywhere in the catalog.
Good news! No more Level 3 Hostess Stamp Sets that you can’t get because your party isn’t big enough! Yahoo! Every stamp set in the hostess section can be ‘earned’ with a minimum $150 party, plus you can stretch your Hostess $$ further by choosing the Clear Mount option.
AND, if your party is at least $400, then you can ALSO pick ANY item from the catalog at 50% off. Think big-ticket items here: Stampin’ Write Marker set for $55 instead of $109.95, or the Big Shot for $49.90 instead of $99.95!
Best of all, don’t forget that as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can shop at a discount (20-40% off) plus you can ALSO be the ‘Hostess’ of your orders. So if you are placing a $150 order for your own supplies, you not only get your demo discount, but you also earn the $25 Hostess $$ to spend on more stamps.
Okay, so all that hype… here is my favorite new Hostess Stamp Set image, from the Tagtastic stamp set. I just love this little bear on the bicycle!
Decorative Label Punch on the bear tag (gotta love matching punches)
Doily and larger triangle pieces: new Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die
Little pennants from the new Calypso Coral color: Pennant Parade stamp set and matching Petite Pennant Builder Punch
Striped Paper: Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper set (in the limited time $99 Demo Starter Kit!)
OH, and if you still need a ‘real’ copy of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog, I’d be happy to help you. Drop me an email and I’ll send you a PayPal request for $9.95. That’s a half-price catalog (they’re usually $9.95) plus $4.95 Priority Mail shipping (these babies are heavy!). Plus I’ll include a Gift Certificate for $5 off your first order with me, so essentially your catalog is free. Just let me know if you’d like one!
What does that spell? “LOVE” of course! Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, so I wanted to get my quilted pennant banner ready. I’m not sure the photo does it justice though. This banner has been hanging in my front hall for a little while and it always draws a compliment.
So why am I showing a quilting project on my Stampin’ Up! blog? Good question… because the pieces for this fabric project are cut entirely with my Big Shot diecut machine and my Stampin’ Up! Big Shot dies.
The fabric matches the Scallop Square Die bag that I posted recently. (check it out) I had some material left over, so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up! Pennant Die (113483) and started cutting.
Each triangle Pennant piece is actually 3 layers–the front, the cotton batting in the middle and the matching back fabric. After cutting, I stitched all 3 layers together along the scalloped edges. Then I added the Scallop Circle (113468) in the brown fabric, stitched around that in a circle, and then layered the Serif Essentials (113464) letter on top. I actually used Stampin’ Up!’s Tombow Multiadhesive for the letter–turns out to be a great fabric glue!
Each of the pennant pieces was laid out on a long strip of the Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (111849) and layered with little scallops cut using the Pennant Die (gotta love multi-purpose dies!). Then I topstitched the small scallops and pennants in place along the ribbon to finish the banner.
This banner was so simple–I highly recommend giving it a try! If you don’t sew at all (I had to drag my machine out of its 5-year storage spot), you can still make these. Just plan to glue your layers together instead of sewing.
I’m already working on my next banner–the kids have been asking for banners with their names!
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Big Shot (113439)
Big Shot Dies: Stampin’ Up! Pennant Die (113483), Scallop Circle (113468), Serif Essentials (113464)
Accessories: Tombow Multiadhesive (110755), Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (111849)
Just think of the possibilities!! Have you looked at all the goodies on sale for the Big Shot this week? (see details) You have until December 22nd to place your order with the discount.
One of the sale items is the fabulous Bigz XL Pennant Die. Not only do you get the awesome pennants (the larger pennant measures about 6 x 9″!!), but you also get the stitched scallop circles on this die.
I’ve had fun making some great projects with this die. Here’s my Big Shot Baby Banner (click the link for the original post):
Isn’t it CUTE?! So STINKIN’ CUTE!! I also did a fun banner for Thanksgiving last year:
You can still order and get your Pennant Die before Christmas–just think of the cute New Year’s projects you could make! To order, you can visit my online ordering website, or you can email me with your order and I’ll get back to you with a total. In any case, these banners are SO popular right now–don’t miss out on the chance to add this die to your collection at a discount!! Oh, and my FREE CARD KIT, when you order before December 22nd!
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Big Shot: 113439, Pennant Bigz XL Die: 113483
School started here today–I guess that makes this the official end of Summer, right? The official end of Summer Scrap Camp was actually 2 weeks ago, but I wanted to share the Album Tags that the girls created for the books that they’ve been working on all summer.
Problem: I love these 6×6″ Stampin’ Up! Linen Albums — they’re my favorite size to work with for a single summer or a favorite vacation or holiday. But I end up with a row of 10 albums on my shelf, and I want to know which album is which!
Solution: Album Tags!! Shelli Gardener showed some fabulous Album Tag ideas a few years ago at the Stampin’ Up! Convention, and I’ve been adapting her idea and creating them for my own books ever since.
This particular tag uses the Long Board Chipboard, and I used my Tombow MultiAdhesive (love that stuff!) to attach a scrap of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper to the chipboard before I ran it through my Big Shot using the Stampin’ Up! Pennant Bigz XL Die. The little “A” is for ‘Abby’, and it comes from the On Board Lots of Letters chipboard set. I covered the letter with Pixie Pink Craft Ink, and left some of the natural chipboard color to show through, adding a little extra texture.
And what little girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling?! The pink Square Rhinestone from the Fire set adds just that perfect accent, and the Crushed Curry Polka Dot Gingham Ribbon ties the tag onto the album.
Want to see how the tag is attached? It’s simple–the ribbon is just looped through the ring on the Linen Album, and the Rhinestone Brad holds it onto the tag. This way the tag can hang on the side of the book if the album is stacked on a shelf, or hang on the front of the book, if the album is lying on a table.
Inks: Pixie Pink Craft Pad
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! Pennant Bigz XL Die, Fire Rhinestone Brads, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Tombow Multi-Adhesive, Long Board Chipboard Sheets, 6×6″ Linen Ring Album (Natural)
You may have noticed from my posts last week that we’re celebrating a “big birthday” for my mom. We had a fun party for her this past weekend, and I wanted to share some of the Stampin’ Up! decorations that I created. This is the “Happy 70th” banner, created with the Stampin’ Up! Pennant Big Shot Die.
The banner pieces were cut from the gorgeous new Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (which I also used on one of my new Stamps in the Mail Club projects). I die-cut 3 large pennants, and used the Scallop Circle Die to cut a piece of Summer Sun cardstock for the center panel.
The ribbon is Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain, and my favorite way to attach the pennants to the ribbon is to start by tacking them down with SNAIL adhesive. The ribbon gets folded into the back of each pennant (check out the picture). Then I use my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes through the two layers of Designer Series Paper and the ribbon itself. Pewter Jumbo Eyelets hold the pennant onto the ribbon–one eyelet at each side of each triangle.
The letters on the “MOM” portion of the banner use the Serif Essentials Alphabet, and the numbers on the “70th” are from the new Stampin’ Up! Alphabet Simple Numbers. The little tiny “th” in “70th” come from the Stampin’ Up! Billboard Sizzlit Decorative Strip Die. You probably also recognize the Little Leaves die, plus the Cherry Blossom Embosslit, which is one the dies you can get with my August Big Shot Die of the Month Club. This banner is like a Big Shot Smorgasbord So if you’re looking for Big Shot ideas, making a banner like this is a great way to use lots of those dies that you have on hand!
Stamps: Happy Everything ()
Inks: Melon Mambo ()
Paper: Summer Sun (), Only Orange (), Green Galore (), Tempting Turquoise (), Melon Mambo (), Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper ()
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Up! Billboard (114510), Little Leaves (114511), Cherry Blossom Embosslit (114516), Simple Alphabet Numbers (115968), Serif Essentials Alphabet (113464), Scallop Circle (113468), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109050), Jumbo Pewter Eyelets (108432),
Spring is nearly here, right? I’m sure getting ready with my stamping! This Saturday I’m holding my demonstrator Stamp N Share, for the demonstrators and potential demonstrators in my LovenStampfuls Group. We’ll be gathering at Za’s Restaurant by Marketplace Mall in Champaign, IL if you want to come as my guest! You can still RSVP online: http://lovenstampfulsmarch.eventbrite.com
Oh, and for all the long-distance demonstrators in my group, you can watch for your DVD of the meeting to arrive sometime at the end of next week
Anyway, I’m excited for everyone to make this fun Welcome Banner for our event Make N Take project! We’ll be using the Big Shot Pennant Banner Die, and the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper that is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices (free with a $50 order til March 31st–click to download the sale Mini Catalog)
The stamp sets I used are Friends 24-7 (113218, $25.95) and Lovely Letters (115030, $42.95 for the WELCOME). And I also added in the Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die and the Scallop Circle Big Shot Die. I love how the colors in the Designer Series Paper (Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Sahara Sand) coordinate with the Ribbon Bundle that you can also pick for free as a Sale-A-Bration selection. And of course I used the free ribbon (So Saffron) for the banner here.
Does the Lovely Letters alphabet look expensive to you? Don’t forget, you could select it for FREE if you sign up to be a new Demonstrator before March 31st!! Oh, and of course it’s all DIE-CUT, so you only have to mount all those gorgeous letters–no cutting!!
In the close-up you can see a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Basic Jumbo Grommets Designer Hardware (order after April 1st, 114348, $6.95 for 20 pieces). These are SO fun!! The color shown here is Whisper White, and they coordinate perfectly with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Oh, and even cooler, I figured out how to get all 3 of these pennant banners from a single sheet of 12×12″ Designer Series Paper… I’ll be posting a quick ‘how-to’ video on that next week!
Have I mentioned how much fun I’m having with the Pennant Big Shot die? I LOVE this thing! My first banner was a gift for the mom-to-be at a Stampin’ Up! baby shower, so I just had to make another banner to have in my own home. With Thanksgiving celebrations this week (we’re hosting dinner for 23!) I figured the occasion would be perfect for a new banner.
The colors for my banner are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron. The orange pennants are done with the Tangerine Tango Patterns Designer Series Paper (112153, $9.95) and the chipboard letters are covered with one of the papers from the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper (112461, $9.95).
The letters are cut using the Serif Essentials Big Shot die set (113464, I asked for this as an early Christmas present and I love it already!!) and the Scallop Circles and the Pennants (big and small) are all from the Pennant Bigz XL Die (113483, $39.95). I can definitely see myself using this banner all the time. The scallop danglies are easy to make–just fold 3 of the scallop circles in half and glue them together with the ribbon in the middle. And of course the crystal bead from the Pretties Kit (109114, $29.95) adds the perfect amount of ‘bling’.
To create the letters, I started with a sheet of thin cardboard and used Tombow Multiadhesive (110775, $3.95; I love that stuff!) to adhere a piece of the Washington Apple DSP. I let the glue dry and then ran the glued paper/cardboard through my Big Shot.
For the banner, I decided not to fold the pennant pieces flat. I love the dimension created by the folds in the centers. I actually folded the top edges over and added the Brass Jumbo Eyelets (108431, $9.95) and the Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (111849, $8.95) so that the pennants retain the dimension. On the Old Olive pennants, I stamped in Old Olive ink using the Baroque Motifs stamp set (109403, $25.95). What a great stamp set–it matches everything!
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have Wish Lists, too? Well at least *I* do! And guess what… it’s my birthday tomorrow, and I’m getting the Big Shot Serif Essentials Alphabet and the Pennant Bigz XL die for my birthday and Christmas, all together!! I’m so excited…
My fabulous friend, Mary Ellen Stites, was kind enough to cut these pieces for me, since my Big Shot dies are on a UPS truck between here and Salt Lake City. I have a Baby Shower to attend on Saturday, and I wanted to make a special gift for the mom-to-be. So Laura, if you’re reading this, don’t look yet Isn’t it CUTE?! So STINKIN’ CUTE!! I had so much fun creating this. The Designer Series Paper is Banbury (Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery plaid) and the Chocolate Chip makes a great accent.
The little danglies (is that a word?) are made from the Scallop Circles that are part of the Pennant Die. I used Sticky Strip to glue together 4 of them, with the White Taffeta Ribbon trapped in the middle. And I strung the clear crystal bead from the Pretties Kit on the ribbon by cutting a super-sharp point on the ribbon, then threading it through the bead. Kudos to Shelli Gardner for teaching us how to do this during a Stampin’ Up! event
Finally, if you’re really paying close attention, you might notice that there is a “Y” missing in ‘BABY’. Don’t worry, I’ll add it before the shower
And here is the die so you can see how the pieces work. The cardstock or paper is folded in half, then run through the Big Shot with the die. And you can see all the fun Scallop Circles that pop out, too! Plus there are 2 sizes of Pennants–I layered them for my project, or you could make different sized banners, or use them between the larger pennants.In any case, these banners are SO popular right now–I’m excited to have created my own. It’s going to be hard to give away! Good thing there are some other occasions coming up that I can celebrate with banners… my husband’s birthday, my son’s 1-year birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, my daughter’s 5-year birthday…the arrival of my very OWN Pennant and Serif Essentials Dies…