Now that Spring has arrived and the weather is tempting us outdoors, we begin to think about all the fun things we can do outside the house. At my house, the focus has been cleaning up the yard from the Spring deluge of leaves and pollen tassels from the oak trees and trimming back the plants and bushes from frost damage. Of course, this means that with all the pollen falling and blowing around, the allergy effects are out of control--argh! I'd love to have the house open to enjoy the beautiful weather, but it just makes things worse with the nose, throat, and lungs. Bummer! Thankfully, the worst will be over in few more weeks. I hope.
The last few weekends, my husband and I have been enjoying the weather by giving our Walt Disney World Annual Passes a bit of a workout at Epcot. The Flower & Garden Festival is going on now and I'm loving all the wonderful colors of the flowers, the beautiful gardens, and the awesome displays surrounding the character topiaries. That's the best part of Spring: all the color!
This brings me to today's project using the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper. I just love how the colors are used in all these papers and making them into pennants seemed to be the best way to showcase all the fun designs.
These 6" x 6" scrapbook pages begin with a base page of Lucky Limeade Textured cardstock. The stamping and punching diagram below shows how the dashed line image from the Pennant Parade stamp set was used to create stitch lines on 4 of the 6 designs of the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper and the three ink colors used to stamp the scallop edge pennant image. Two other paper designs were also stamped with dashed line image using Calypso Coral ink: the all over cakes and pies design and the all over candy pieces design. The Petite Pennants Builder punch was used to punch out all the stamped images. In addition, the pennants punched from the multi-colored hearts design, the all over cakes and pies design, and the all over candy pieces design were trimmed close to the dashed line using Paper Snips. The Petite Pennants Builder punch was also used to punch a variety of cardstocks: Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade smooth cardstocks; and Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party Textured cardstocks.
The pennants were assembled and a 1/8" hole was punched at the top corner of each pennant using the Crop-A-Dile. Then the pennants were strung together using a triple strand of Baker's Twine comprised of Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine. [I used a Dental Floss Threader to make it easier to thread the Baker's Twine through the holes.] Each end of the triple strand was pulled through a "flag pole" and knotted. The "flag pole" is a piece of Soft Suede Textured cardstock with a 1/8" hole punched at the top of the pole. The "flag poles" were adhered to the base pages at an angle with SNAIL and the bottom of the pole was trimmed flush with the bottom of the base page. The pennants were adhered to the base page with Stampin' Dimensionals.
You'll note that there are 5 pennants built for each scrapbook page, but only three are flying. This is because the remaining two pennants for each page are used for page embellishments. These pennants are also threaded with a triple strand of Baker's Twine; however, the Baker's Twine is knotted at each side of the pennant. These pennants are also adhered to the pages with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Shorter "flag poles" were used to hang the pennants on the 3" x 6" greeting cards.
The single pennants were used to embellish the Whisper White cardstock liner placed at the inside sentiment area of each card.
A piece of the multi-colored hearts design paper was adhered to the flap of the Small Open-End Envelope.
The SASS Stamp Club enjoyed making these scrapbook pages (and coordinating cards for the non-scrapbooking members). We agreed that these pages would be great for documenting events at County Fairs, Birthday Parties, Baby activities, picnics, and visits to the Zoo. I'm sure you could think of many others. There are a number of small word images included in the Pennant Parade stamp set and I encouraged the SASS Stamp Club members to stamp these words on the cardstock scraps and punch them out with 3/4" and 1" circle punches so that they could be adhered to the hanging pennants or page embellishment pennants when they add their photos to the pages.
Oh, by the way, the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available until the end of April from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Be sure to place your order for this fun paper soon! Also, this is the last week of Sale-A-Bration. If you ordered the Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper ($12.95), the Petite Pennants Builder punch ($16.95), the clear mount version of the Pennant Parade stamp set ($16.95), and the three packages of the Baker's Twine used for the scrapbook pages and cards ($2.95 each), you'd be able to select one of the great Sale-A-Bration items for FREE! If you add the packages of cardstock and inks used to create these pages, you'd be able to select a second Sale-A-Bration item for FREE! [Whisper White ($8.50); 2011-2013 In Color 8 1/2" x 11" smooth ($6.95); 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured ($11.95); Neutrals Textured ($11.95); Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Pads ($5.95 each)] Plus, you'd have lots of materials left over to make more scrapbook pages and greeting cards!
Stamps: Pennant Parade; Inks: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder; Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Lucky Limeade Textured, Pool Party Textured, Soft Suede Textured, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder Textured; Designer Series Paper: Sweet Shop Specialty; Embellishments: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Crop-A-Dile (1/8" hole punch), Petite Pennants Builder punch; Other: Page Protectors, Small Open-End Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Dental Floss Threader