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Rockin' the calico and butterflies

I've had this set of papers from Close to My Heart for about three years now...looked too pretty to cut.  But with Independence Day right around the corner, I wanted to make a sweet banner using the calico and butterfly papers (officially named Blue Ribbon).  Micheal's carries all different shapes of chipboard (more like paste-board, but a little heavier than a bakery box) like stars, hearts, purses, houses, etc, so I bought a couple of different shapes, one of them being the stars.  
 I made the little pennants too, so they'd match the papers.  I have the easiest way to construct these babies...wanna see?  (not that this is rocket science, but anyway...)
 I used a chipboard star.  You can use any size and don't forget about those stencils that you could trace as well.  
Step 2:  Fold the desired paper in half (great for scraps).  Align the star up with the crease and then trace.
Finally, coat one side with glue and insert a toothpick snug to the crease.  That's easy that caves of men could do it!
Although you can't see the detail very well, I wanted to show how I added it to my dining room hutch.  I looped two large rings through the ends of the ribbon so that it would easily hang on the edge of the doors.  I may go back and add some bits of ribbon to the rings, but for now it's not bothering me LOL
I had a thought as I'm busy designing away with my new I Heart Ippity July Stamps...I can't share my projects until they go live at I hearty Ippity, so just forget that I mentioned that in the last blog entry *blush*

HOPEFULLY, tomorrow I will have some more news to share.  I know, you're thinking "enough all ready, really" but I just can't help it hehehe.  Once again, I'm super-de-duper EXCITED!  I have to say that I have picked some phenomenal scrappy and stampy places to try-out for.  I am looking forward to the next six-months :)

Okay, I'm calling it a night.
♥ Happy Father's Day tomorrow ♥
Love to my Daddy and my hubby...two wonderful & exceptional FATHERS
To my grandfathers and father-in-law in will be remembered with GREAT fondness tomorrow ♥


  1. The detail on this is AMAZING! I love the fiber you ran around each of the letters...totally reminds me sparklers. I'm looking forward to getting to know you at Your Scrapbook Stash :)

  2. Thanks so much, Kristin! It's actually a tinsel that I got from Hobby Lobby's Christmas aisle. I did a whip stitch around it...too hard to glue.
    I'm so excited at YSS! I know it will be amazing :)
    See you soon!

  3. Girl, you amaze me!!! I wish I could think up stuff so stinkin' cute!!!!

  4. Your banner is spectacular! So very festive for the upcoming holiday. Happy 4th!

  5. STUNNING banner Shellye! Wow! And Congrats on the PI team, I'm excited to be working with you! :D

  6. Such a great banner. Just love it! I wanted to stop by and say welcome to Paper Issues.


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