Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Other Creations: Pastry Banner

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is, "A is for....."  Maybe I was hungry when I started brainstorming, but A was for Appetite for me.  I was craving something sweet and flaky and frosted and fattening, so I paid homage to pastry with this little banner:

I could picture this adorning a table or a tiered cake stand to highlight that cake or cupcake collection (baking- not a forte of mine).

This wasn't too hard to make because I incorporated some great little journaling cards from Melissa Frances' Sweet Life set and that did half of the work for me.  Note to self: continue to investigate alternate uses for journaling cards, which are fabulous!  

I cut some banners using the Little B Pennant die (fishtail flags) and My Favorite Things' Jumbo Party Hat die (triangle pennants).  I also used the My Favorite Things donut die to create the donut embellishments.

I punched out some circles, folded them in half and glued them to each other with the yarn in between for an added bit of dimension.  I attached all the pieces to a fabric strip, added some fabric scrap ribbons, flowers and some cute little bows make with Tim Holtz's paper string.

Unfortunately, making this banner only made me crave a donut more and not less, so it's off to the bakery I go!  And speaking of worthwhile shopping, I got these fantastic banner supplies from Simon Says Stamp:

Surely you will come up with some ever-so-clever A projects!  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so we can bask in your creativity.  You'll also be automatically entered in the Simon Says Stamp drawing for a $50 store voucher.  Can't wait to see what you make!