Tuesday, July 02, 2013

USA Banner


Hi, all! It’s almost Independence Day in the US and I really needed a new patriotic banner. My old one was looking a little worse for wear, so I whipped up one using a ton of MFT Die-namics dies. No stamping, just die cuts and glue :) MFT July Teasers start tomorrow so I thought I’d go ahead and post this now.

All pennant bases were made with Kraft corrugated paper, Nightshift Blue card stock, and patterned paper, all cut with my Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, using the three largest sizes. Each  pennant has a header made with Die-namics Western Star Border Duo and Red Hot card stock under Kraft card stock. Each pennant also has a Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo element topped with a rosette made with Die-namics 1/4” Rosette. (I trimmed 1/4” off the side before assembling each rosette to make it fit better on the pennant.)


The next element on each pennant is a Kraft corrugated circle made with Die-namics Circle STAX. The three center pennants have letters cut with Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase, using red glitter paper, and the two end pennants are embellished with stars, using Die-namics Star STAX and Die-namics Stacking Stars.


In between each pennant is a small pennant cut from Kraft corrugated paper and Die-namics Mix & Match Banners, with a red glitter star and a hemp cord tied Nightshift Blue button.


All die cuts were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before being assembled. Here are some more shots of the individual pennants. The “S”:


The “A”:


The right end (the blue star started out as silver and I colored it blue with a Copic marker):


And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have so much fun making my banners—I might not have time for a new summer one this year but I’m feeling a new Fall one coming on ;-) I hope you’ll give an MFT Die-namics banner a try—if you do, let me know, I’d LOVE to see it!!


Stamps: None
Kraft card stock, Whip Cream card stock, Red Hot card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock (MFT); Pride (Authentique); red and silver glitter paper (craft store)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Die-namics Star STAX, Die-namics Circle STAX, Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase, Die-namics Western Star Border Duo, Die-namics Stacking Stars, Die-namics 1/4” Rosette, Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo, Die-namics Mix & Match Banners, Nightshift Blue button, hemp cord (MFT); heavy red twine (Canvas Corp), hot glue/gun, foam tape, liquid glue, Scor-Tape, ATG adhesive



  1. Hi Barbara!
    I usually don't comment but visit everyday to see your creations...
    Just had to wright today to say how Lovely your new 4th of July banner is... all the detail work just makes it.

  2. Happy 4th, Barbara! I also am a frequent visitor to your site but I don't often comment. This project, however, blew me out of the water! I had to put several of the die-namics sets on my wishlist when I saw this banner. Awesome job!

  3. One question - I don't see corrugated Kraft cardstock on your supply list. Did you corrugate your own? Or else where did you buy it? Thanks in advance!

  4. Hi, Naomi, and thanks for your kind words! I get corrugated card stock at crate stores--Michael's and Hobby Lobby both carry it. Lots of online stores, do, too, if you don't have one of those stores close to you. Hope this helps!!

  5. This is just stunning! I am a huge fan of patriotic decor and the amazing detail and vintage feel to this is just spectacular. Have a great 4th of July!

  6. wow this is awesome...GOD BLESS THE USA! this pennant is great. love the colors and your blog is great too. will become a follower.


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!


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