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Baby Shower Pennant Banner

by Amy Bowerman

Hello friends!   I’ve been jamming all week working on Baby shower decorations.  No rest for the weary though…I still have 4 paper flower arrangements left to complete and hopefully once those are done I will have a chance to post the paper flower tutorial everyone has asked for :)  Ok that’s enough of that let’s get back to our regular scheduled programming….

I had an idea in my head about how I wanted this Baby shower pennant banner to look.  For one it had to be boyish, and somewhat simple since my sister doesn’t like anything too “busy” when it comes to decorating.  When I saw the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab

the project took a new direction….and I LIKE it!!!  This trigger photo inspired me to add some really fun elements to my design.

delightfully random

Delightfully Random

First of all there is a pennant banner in the photo so how could I not play along for this one?  I had to slightly change the color scheme to make it more boyish and everything else just fell into place.

baby shower penant banner

Little Blessing

I chose “Little Blessing” as the text for the banner for two reasons.  1. I wanted to make the banner versatile so it could serve as a shower decoration and after the shower a decoration for the baby’s room. 2.  “Little Blessing” has 14 letters which is the exact amount of letters I will need to make a “Happy Birthday” banner on the other side…see I don’t always procrastinate….the baby isn’t even born yet and I’m already planning his 1st birthday.  If you would like to see the 1st Birthday Pennant Banner I made click here.  I also made a Book Basket pennant banner that you can see here.

baby shower pennant banner

For the “Little” guy

The letters and ovals are chip board Die Cuts which is perfect for the Simon Says Stamp “Dies or Punches” challenge.
The ovals were covered with Kraft paper and edged with Distress Ink.  The letters were colored with Picket Fence Distress stain.  I can’t say enough about how much I LOVE this stuff!  I’ve been getting my Tom Sawyer on and “white washing” everything with it!

baby shower pennant banner

handmade baby themed pennant banner

 

vintage buttons

Vintage Buttons and Jute Twine

These are very special buttons here.  Most of them are vintage buttons from my Brother-in-law’s Grandmother who passed away last year.  I have saved them for a really special project….how perfect is that?

Distress stain on ribbon

I LOVE Distress stain!!

I also used some of her ribbon which I dyed with Peeled paint Distress stain to fit the color scheme.

baby shower pennant banner

Cute as a button!!

How cute is this paper?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  It’s so my sister’s style too and couldn’t be more perfect for the trigger!  The stitching along the edges was inspired by the trigger photo as well as the buttons with the jute twine.  The addition of the buttons gives the banner even more sentimental value for the parents to be….made from the heart from the Aunt to be!!  Just wanted to say Thanks to Moxie fab for helping me make this baby banner extra special!

 

Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate your visits and comments!

Live Creatively!

Amy*

 

 

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cath October 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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2 Audrey Pettit September 26, 2011 at 8:20 am

How fabulous, Amy! So, so perfect for the sweet little guy who will be making his appearance soon. Love that paper. And love the vintage buttons you added. They make a project that much more special, don’t you think? I’ve got buttons and some sewing bits from my grandmothers’ collections, and save them for special things, too. Absolutely adore that you are adding Happy Birthday to the reverse side. That’s just genius.

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3 Kelly Massman September 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Thanks for the sweet comment on my elephant card!!! The elephant is Close to My Heart. Your banner is awesome! I love all of the different papers and vintage buttons you used!

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