Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Big HOWDY-Do!

Today is my last day to be Guest Designing over at
I've had such a terrific time and have enjoyed meeting so 
many new crafty friends :)
This week's challenge is:
WESTERN FLAIR
and I crafted this quick and easy 
"HOWDY FRIENDS" Banner!

 To begin, I took five sheets of the #32 Small Precut Chipboard and embossed them 
with a swiss dot embossing folder.  Next, I distressed the edges and raised embossings 
with a Walnut Distress Ink .  I then machine stitched around the perimeter of each chipboard sheet.
 Using a personal cutter, 3"x4"  letters were cut from October Afternoon's Sassafrass patterned papers, then lightly distressed with Walnut Distress Ink and a spritzing of walnut ink.

A couple of the stars were punched from a yellow library card
 Stars were also cut using the personal cutter or collected from the
 October Afternoon Flower Sack assortment. 
 Letters were then applied to the chipboard panels with foam tape
 and then embellished with wooden buttons stitched on
and red checkered ribbon. A sticker strip from Jenni Bowlin's Brown Apothecary labels
  was used on the letter "D". 
 I wanted to add the word "friends" somewhere along the banner,
 so I used the mini type letters from October Afternoon and applied them with mini foam dots.

In finishing, a small hole was punched at each top corner of the banners and looped together with 1" 
album rings clad in ribbon and jute.
Here are a few close-up pictures:
The precut chipboard sheets really do make this project a snap to put together.
I have a few other ideas in store for even more banners :)
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Looking forward to tomorrow...if the rain holds off, I'm going to wash 
the outside windows and pot some geraniums in my new (but old) washtubs!
See ya'll later
Shellye

3 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, Shellye! It's awesome! Love all the bows!

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  2. Oh I love this, I love how you have the little buttons and bows! Tx

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  3. I love this! makes me want to have a cowboy themed party for myself, it's so cute!

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