Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Pennants

Happy Saturday! It's time for another challenge with Our Creative Corner - I hated to miss last week but we were traveling. This week our hostess is Jen Rzasa, who is challenging us to use embroidery floss. I used to cross-stitch so I have lots of this lying around - I often thread my buttons with it but I wanted to come up with something else. Todd suggested I should make a dentist card - my response was something along the lines of, "That's the wrong kind of floss, honey" - but for some reason after he said that, the image of a banner of pennants came into my head, so that's what I went with! I'm also submitting this for the CAS button challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

My colors came straight out of the Color Coach: Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red. For a darker accent I added Chocolate Chip. After I stamped and cut out the pennants (from Party This Way) I added the stars (from Itty Bitty Bits) to the centers. The length of embroidery floss was glued to the back of the pennants, then I added the bows afterward. (Who knew it was so darn hard to tie bows out of embroidery floss?) The sentiment comes from the hostess set Something to Celebrate (in the occasions mini), and I added two bitty buttons backed with Baja Breeze card stock.

Be sure you check out what the rest of the OCC team has come up with for the challenge, and then get out your floss and play along with us! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hi Lori, I love the card you made! I agree- the bows are hard to tie, especially when so tiny, but yours look great!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cute card this week, Lori. Love your take on the floss challenge with the banner. Great summery colors too! I'm glad you told us how you tied the bows!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Callahan said...

Well the bows are adorable! This is a very cute card!

Sarah Gough said...

lol - it IS hard to tie bows! I love your card, the pennants are great!

Vicki B. said...

Lori this is adorable!!! Love the banner you created!!!

Melanie C said...

Great banner! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Sandie Conner said...

I love the pennants! Did you hand cut them or is there a punch secret? Great Job!

Butternutsage said...

Congratualtions Lori your banner card is adorable I have yet to make one but now you have inspired me!!! Have a great day and bask in your win!

Jenn Picard said...

Lori this is a fab card! Congrats on your PPA pick. Love the colour choices you used and the layout is awesome. I love that banner image but can never seem to cut them out as perfectly as you have :)

Margaret Moody said...

Such a neat card, Lori! Love your bows and the pennants! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for sharing!