Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Batty Birthday

And I thought I was done with Halloween...No siree! My nephew has a birthday next week and since I have no stamp sets for a 14-Year-Old boy, I had to improvise. His birthday's in October, so Halloween qualifies, right????

I started with a Jodi Collins sketch over at There She Goes. She is the Featured Trendsetter this week and gives some awesome tips on Paper Piercing. I know all my girls love piercing *wink*!

This week, I wanted to create a pennant banner. I could definitely work it into this sketch, so I was one happy girl. I saw a quick tutorial that makes creating these very easy. Start by cutting a rectangle the size you'd like your pennant to be. The purple cardstock was cut to 1" x 2". I then marked the 1" side in the middle. I lined up that middle dot with the opposite corner of the cardstock in my paper trimmer and sliced away. I did the same with the opposite corner and it cuts perfectly. I cut the designer paper 1/4" bigger to create a mat for the purple cardstock.

The possibilities with the pennants are endless. Give them a try! TFL!

Stamps: Riveting & Doodle Alphabet
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Gray Cardstock; Various Halloween Papers
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink
Accessories: Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Black Brads, Bat Brads and Black Twine.

2 comments:

travelingmama said...

This is so cute! How fun with the purple for Halloween!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I love how you used purple instead of the traditional Halloween colors and the 'banner flags' on the main panel are a great touch. Thank you so much for playing in our TSG Challenge this week :)