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I used three Cricut cartridges to create this banner: Pretty Pennants, Art Philosophy, and the font from Martha Stewart Birthday Cakes. My idea was to use the wrought iron pennant cut in a pretty variegated pink cardstock, a solid background, a pretty but readable font, and roses on the corners. And while that is what I started out with, my plan took a left turn along the way.
I cut the pretty variegated pink cardstock detailed pennant pieces and in removing them from the mat I glanced at the back of the cuts... and FELL IN LOVE with the printed side!! And though this is not the soft, elegant banner I had planned, I really like the elements.
I found a solid pink cardstock that matched my printed cardstock and cut the letters with MS Birthday Cake cartridges.
I chose to used a cardstock a shade darker to cut the roses. The roses were cut at 2.8 inches and rolled using the quilling tool. I used strong liquid glue to attach the roses to the corners of the pennant pieces.
I used my sewing machine to sew the pennant sections to the striped ribbon. I gathered the ribbon behind the pennant section corners and then sewed the corners to the ribbon. I finished the ends by tying a bow and leaving a bit of ribbon hanging.
And here is one more peek at my Easter banner. Thanks for stopping by today for day three of Rose Week. I hope to be back again tomorrow for Rose Week day four!