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Monday, September 1, 2014

Easy Happy Birthday Pennant Banner!

 Make a super simple Pennant Banner!
Perfect for birthday's or other parties!
 It's easy with
12 by 12 sheets of scrapbook paper
rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
 Mark in 4 inches from the corner on one side.
 Line up the ruler at the 4" mark and lay it to the corner nearly across from it.

Just like this:
 Hold that ruler tight and cut that line.
 I double up to make it faster.
 Now...flip the paper around.
Mark at 4 inches in.
lay the ruler across from the 4" mark to the corner.
Cut that line.
 Now we've taken a SQUARE paper and turned it into a PARALLELOGRAM.
Easy right!??
Run the ruler across the diagonal from corner to corner.
You can see how it will make the perfect isosceles triangle.
 Cut along that line.
Now you have perfectly shaped,
symmetrical pennants!
Next I just freehand cut some letters with scissors.
You could have an electronic cutter do it for you...or write it on with markers!

Here's my next trick.
Duck Tape!
Get some pretty tape...
 Cut a square.
 Place half on the pennant front.
Insert the twine.
Fold over and tape down the tape to the other side of the pennant.
 Like this:
 Here's the easiest way to make the banner without tangling twine or running out of space!
 Side by side...tape the top...lift and place pennant right on top of the last.
Put the next one in place...tape and repeat!
 Hang them up for the special day!
We had a huge backyard barbecue and I didn't get the camera out to take any pictures after this.
But it was fun...and that table wasn't enough room for all the food!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Shirt and Tie Treat Holders from Envelopes!

Shirt and Tie Treat Holders from Envelopes!
These are so adorable and they are just made from envelopes!
Any envelope will do!
Just lick it and seal it shut.
Then cut the very top edge off.
Opens up to the perfect candy bar wrapper!
Cut a half inch slit in the center of the top of the envelope.
Fold down from the cut...making collars.
Cut a tie out of scrapbook paper
Tape it in place and tape down the lapels.
So cute!
Add a pull out tag for an invitation to something fun...or an announcement of some kind!
Or fill it with goodies!
Perfect for a guy gift, Father's day or any "dress up" occasion!

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