Welcome to the Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!
I am your final stop in this hop and I hope to make it worth your wait!!!
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I have a high school senior and I created a banner for his graduation open house. I wanted to add tennis, bowling and baseball icons to his banner along with his name and 2013.
I started with my Gypsy. I used the banner found on Birthday Bash and put the shadow on my mat sized to 4 inches. Because I used solid color cardstock, I flipped half of the banner flags upside down to maximize space.
I need 18 banner flags, so I cut out three sets of banner flags in black cardstock.
The next Layer on my Gypsy has my banner flags also sized to 4 inches. This layer will fit on the shadow banner flag and is a bit smaller, so I was able to fit three rows of flags.
I cut out two sets of banner flags in white cardstock. Because the two banners are designed to layer on top of one another, the holes match up as long as both layers are cut out at the same time.
For the sports icons, I used balls from Sports Mania. I selected a tennis ball, baseball and basketball (I hid the inside cuts and added three holes for a bowling ball) sized them to 2 inches.
I cut the pieces out of cardstock (yellow, red, white and black) and the back side of some Christmas paper.
Here are my pieces all cut out.
I cut out Tyler, 2013 and T (for Titans) from Varsity Letter sized to 2 inches.
I cut them out in blue and white cardstock.
I found these starburst circles from CTMH Art Philosophy and cut them out at 3 inches.
They make a nice background shape. There was not enough black showing and the white of the letters/numbers blended in with the white banner flag. The black shape really makes the letters/numbers pop!
I adhered the black starburst circle to the banner flags and pop-dotted the balls and letters/numbers on top.
I debated on which ribbon to use. The blue looked better even though it was glittery!!! Hopefully Tyler won't notice the glitter!
Here are some close ups of the completed banner.
I added a star from George at 1.59 inches to separate Tyler and 2013.
In this close up you can see that I pop-dotted the letters and balls on the banner.
It is so hard to get a good photo of this big banner, but I hope the close up shots give you a good look!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have been working hard to plan Tyler's graduation party. If you have any suggestions for a party held at my house, please do share!!!
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1. Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
2. Angela - http://crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
4. Sandy- http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com
5. Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
6. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
7. Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
8. An'Jenic - http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
9. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
10. Julie- http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
11. Elecia- http://creationsby-kahaulani.blogspot.com/
12. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
13. Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
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