August is a big month for birthdays!

My mom, Mike’s mom, my brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, a niece and various cousins and friends celebrate birthdays this month. We’re having a big birthday bash here on Saturday, and have been busy preparing for it. I had a little time to create this, though. Yeah, I know. . . another banner! This one is special (not that the other wasn’t, of course)! Feliz is Spanish for happy, and a friend of ours is celebrating a milestone birthday this weekend, and I hope it’s just that. Happy. I made this to have hung over her desk at work. I hope she likes it!


Detail shot


Be still my heart, right? Look at all of those Primas and rhinestone brads and ribbons! Why not use tons of stuff I have more of to make someone happy, right? Anyway. . . .here are the creative details for the banner.

I used two sheets of My Mind’s Eye Tres Jolie paper to create the pennants. The polkadots and stripes reverse to the solids that you see as scallops on top of each pennant. I created the scallops with the slit punch (using the scraps left over from cutting the pennants!), and then adhered a scalloped strip to each pennant.

Once the glue was dry, I zigzag stitched the ribbon to each pennant, leaving nice long ribbon tails on each side. Can you believe I used two ribbons? My neighbor was amazed at how much ribbon I’ve actually used lately, and so am I! (I guess it’s only right since I received another three or four rolls today. Yikes! I need to make more stuff!) The wide green organdy is very shimmery and came from a local wholesale florist (I think I bought 100 yards for maybe $4!), and the banana stitched ribbon is from Michael’s. There is also guava grosgrain from Fabric Barn tied at the ends for more color.

Chipboard letters are from Stampin’ Up! and were painted, and then Xyron’d, then glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. I adhered the letters to each pennant, and then went to town with the Primas (these and these) and rhinestone brads. Stickles in Fruit Punch outline each letter. I dotted each scallop with Lime Stickles, and then added stripes and accents to the dots with Icicle Stickles.

Whew!  All in all it took a couple of hours to do this, start to finish, but it didn’t seem like it at all.  Make one of your own today!

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  1. Posted August 9, 2007 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty! I’m lovin’ these fun banners!

    I’ll have to try to make one when I’m done with my room, and not on pain meds. Well, that might be fun actually …….

  2. Posted August 9, 2007 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Jenn ~ you are the BOMB! You have the sweetest spirit and just love to make people happy! It’s gonna be a wonderful weekend for you! Hugs!!!

  3. Posted August 10, 2007 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    A couple HOURS??? For me a couple DAYS!!!
    This is BOMB-ALICIOUS girl!!!
    I want to make one- I really do!!!
    How could she NOT be happy with this hanging over her desk!?!!
    Yeah-you rock!!

    And why is Emily on pain meds????

  4. Posted August 10, 2007 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    WOW! Another amazing banner! Love all the details, the Primas and ribbons and glitter, all to die for! Your friend will love this, talk about cheering up the work place!

  5. Joyclynn
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    How could she *not* love this! It is stunning! Such beautiful work Jenn.

  6. lacyquilter
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    This is wonderful! What a fabulous gift.

  7. Shelley ~ photocropper
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I am sure she will absolutely love it!!

  8. Posted August 13, 2007 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Wow…gorgeous banner! I really love this!

  9. Posted August 14, 2007 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    I’m with Tandra! A couple of days, baby … for sure! She just “had” to love this to pieces! Such a loving treat from you!


  10. Noey
    Posted August 15, 2007 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Well, well, gess what ladies Iam the lucky one who owns that BEAUTYFULL banner. I was speechless when Robert (my boyfriend) give it to me. It is hanging in my livingroom right now. Yes I like it thaaaat much.
    THANK YOU JENN YOU ARE GREAT!. You are a great friend and artist. I still have your mother’s present, hope to see you guys soon. By the way, I never have had a surprise party before. It means the world to me, thank you again my friend. Noey

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