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Don’t you just love flags, and pennants and banners of all kinds?  Right now in the paper crafting world they are HOT, HOT, HOT – and Stampin’ Up! has made it easier than ever to incorporate these darling embellishments into your projects with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch just released in the NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. 

Today I decided to create a fun birthday card using this punch.  It’s a pretty atypical size – 4″ x 8″ – which I chose simply because I needed the extra room for my banner.  For an envelope I’m planning on altering a business sized envelope (which I’ll show you how to do in another video coming soon).

Now in addition to a video tutorial showing you how this project was made and a pdf handout for you to download – I’ve also put together a FREE Pennant Greetings download for you. These are greetings that I created especially to fit onto the pennants – you can see that I used “happy” for mine.  You can either use the greetings as is, or if you can’t find a greeting you like, then punch out whatever letters you need and make up a greeting of your own.  You can either upsize or downsize your project depending on the length of the greeting you choose. For example – choose the full “happy b-day” and create a banner that stretches across a scrapbook page!

Download the pdf handout and greetings HERE.

I hope you enjoy today’s project!

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Stamps: Curly Cute (Stampin’ Up!)
Greeting Download: provided by Sunny Stampin’ Inc. & Paper Crafter’s Library
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); BG07 Copic Sketch marker (Copic)
Paper: Basic Black CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Pacific Point CS, Real Red CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, Whisper White CS, Brights DP Stack – Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder punch, ½” circle punch, ¾” circle punch, 1/16” handheld circle punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Liquid Adhesive (Stampin’ Up!); rhinestones (retired Stampin’ Up!); black embroidery thread (craft store)


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