Thursday, April 7, 2011

Playing In Paradise Challenge #09

Here is my "Banner Project" made for my niece's "Sweet 15" Birthday. . .The full banner reads "Happy Birthday" just didn't have room to hang the "Happy" ~ LOL!

This project was so much fun and it is so easy to fold up and put away for the next special occasion. I plan on making more for the upcoming holidays, like a "Happy Easter" banner. . . and the colors are perfect! 

Paper: white card stock with printed music sheet image from Free Music Sheet and inked with Anna Griffith - Robin's Egg; and miscellaneous pieces of cardstock. Ribbons are from Offray and are 5/8" - the colors used are Iris & Light Pink, along with Silver Pearl Strings glued above the dyed cotton lace. I used 5" - lace paper doilies inked with Stampology - Aquamarine (i love their inks for distressing).  Letters were cut with the Cricut using the Base Camp cartridge and then embossed with silver embossing powder. Buttons: pink, purple and aquamarine. I used a hot glue gun to keep it all together, went a lot faster than using my glue runner (cheaper too). Circles and scalloped circles were made with the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge, so quick and easy. An EK Success Punch - Embossed Curve was used for the scalloped edge on top of the pennant.
Note: the music sheets were chosen especially for my niece, who plays piano and guitar, and has a real love for music.


  1. You are so talented, I love this banner all the soft colours :)

  2. Wow, Gail this is gorgeous! Your niece is sure to love it. The colors are perfect with the music note papers.

  3. Oh so very pretty! Love the lace and musical paper you chose!

  4. Your banner is beautiful! Pretty embellishments and colours.

  5. This is fabulous!! I love the sheet music paper and the embellished letters! It'll be a hit!
    Thanks for Playing in Paradise!


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