Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Pebbles Let Freedom Ring 4th of July Banner

It occured to me that I never got around to sharing a banner that I had published this past spring in Paper Crafts Handmade Home D├ęcor special issue.  Given that 4th of July is right around the corner I thought what better time than today.  :)



I made this using Pebbles Let Freedom Ring Collection.  This line of papers and embellishments was one of my favorite patriotic collections to come along in years.  It came in a variety of both kraft based patterns and those with white backgrounds.  Honestly I think I bought it all, but this little project focused on the kraft papers.


I embellished the banners with a variety of borders, pennants and stars which I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo. The July 4th title was designed by Lori Whitlock and can be found HERE.


A bit of machine stitching, some hand-stitched buttons and some Pebbles Ribbon to tie the banner together and I was done.  It was really a pretty simple little project.


I had a lot of fun making this and it will be a great basic that can decorate my mantel for years to come!   Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.  ;)

12 comments:

  1. This banner is gorgeous! So very patriotic and I love the kraft instead of the white! It makes it feel more vintage =)

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  2. your stitching is just amazingly perfect :-) love this project!!
    http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

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  3. Well done. You always do such beautiful work, Mendi. This is no exception!

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  4. absolutely love it! I am your biggest fan!!

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    1. Awe... Thank you for your sweet comment. You made my day! :)

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  5. Awesome Mendi! I Think you have something new up every time I stop by, always cute and always inspiring :) Hugs, and I love your banner

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  6. Totally adorable! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

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  7. Super cute banner Mendi--so festive for the 4th!

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  8. I was inspired by your banner and made one of my own!
    your blog is my all time favorite blog- thank you for your inpsiration
    I wish I could take Silhouette classes from you!!

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  9. Mendi - I know you made this a couple of years ago and I'd love to make something similar, great banner! Do you happen to remember what size you made the pennants? Thanks in advance.... Melinda Strange - Huntsville, TX

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    1. I used a pre-made chipboar banner that was 6 inches tall, but you could easily cut something out similar on the Silhouette. Thanks for asking. :)

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    2. Thanks Mendi....I purchased the chipboard pieces, think it will make it pretty sturdy and I have the papers I want. I'm using my Cricut design space software to kinda help me size / place everything. Thanks again....

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