Friday, February 24, 2012

Unique Springtime Banner

Today I am using the LACE OVAL REFLECTIONS die to make a unique banner.
To start out I cut a lot of ovals from the largest die in the LACE OVAL set.
I use the Sizzix Big Shot and I can still use the largest die, by folding my paper in half and cutting the shape.  I will have a fold line down the center, but for this project, that doesn't matter.
Here you can my folded ovals, cut, still in half, and then I scored the ovals at 1/2" increments.


Here are the same papers, opened up at their full size.
Can you believe how big those are and that I cut something that big from a Big Shot?


Once again, here the oval has just been cut, the paper in folded down the middle...



...voilà, here the same paper from above has been opened to it's full size, it's like magic!!


I am making 2 different shapes for my banner.  To make the flower shaped base, I need 3 of the largest ovals.
Here they are cut, and scored at 1/2" increments.


Here the same ovals are, folded accordion style on the scored lines.


Fold the accordion folded ovals in half.


Hot glue the centers of each oval.


Then hot glue the 3 ovals together, they will look something like this.


Fan the outer edges open to meet each other on the other side and hot glue the remaining edges to form the flower shape.


The other banner shape I created is a butterfly shape.  For the butterfly you will need 2 ovals, folded, scored and glued in the same manner as the flower shapes.


Because we I only have 2 ovals, when I flair the ovals around to glue, the ovals create this butterfly shape instead of the flower shape.


To string all the shapes, I cut a paper towel tube up and glued them to the back of each shape.
After embellishing the fronts, I strung 2 layers of tulle through all the shapes to create the SPRING banner.


To embellish the fronts, I used the SWEDISH SPRING OVAL in the centers of each shape.


I had some large letters that I used to spell the word SPRING and then added lots of Cheery Lynn Designs flowers from The Floral Shop.


All the bright and Cheery paper is from Momenta.


Here you can see the letters more close up.


I just love all the colors and patterns!


Here is one last look!


I hope you have enjoyed this post today.
Hopefully you can see just how versatile the REFLECTIONS dies are.
You can just do anything with these dies, at least it seems like that to me!
Have you checked out or current challenge?
The theme is FRAME IT.
You can read all about it HERE.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's post.


15 comments:

hania739 said...

Wspaniałe pomysły, dzięki za podzielenie się :))

Olga said...

Cool!

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

Wow Jeannie I love this!!! Well done and such spring time colours. X

Donna said...

Amazing how versatile that oval die is and even more amazing is how she used it!

Sandie Edwards said...

Absolutely gorgeous plus!

craftingcottage said...

WoW! This is drop dead gorgeous! Love those beautiful colors.... this project just SCREAMS cheerful! Love It! :D

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is a great idea for a banner love the pleating and also the info about using in my big shot
Thrilled to know that.
Thanks for sharing

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very cool project, Jeannie, love the bright and happy colors. Great creativity.

Jodi said...

What an awesome idea!!!! Love it! You are sooo creative!!
Fabulous tutorial too!!

Bonnie Brown said...

What a great project!! Love the flowers and their brightness!! Cool banner; very cheerful! Good job on the tutorial!

Carole said...

Jeannie, adore what you did with the Reflections dies. I'm going to have to take another look at these. And that turquoise paper ... totally awesome!

Bj said...

Jeannie, that is so pretty and such a cute idea. I think that would be a cool gift for a teacher to hang in the classroom. You always come up with fun stuff!

Elaine said...

Wow Jeannie these are Fantastic. what talent.
Hugs Elaine

jules said...

wow just beautiful!!!

Kianel said...

I want to come and play with youuuuuuuuuu Jeannie!
your creative mind always amazes me!
Beautiful banner sweetie!
Love from France, Kianel.