Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Die Cut Burlap USA Banner

Hi all! I'm so excited to be a part of the Sizzix Stars and Stripes blog hop today. We are celebrating all things red, white, and blue and giving away some amazing prizes. If you haven't already, please visit the Sizzix blog for all the details!

The project I'm sharing today is a quick and easy banner that is perfect for decorating your house for Independence Day. I love celebrating the 4th of July and recognizing the SACRIFICE of those who fought so bravely for our country's freedom!

I hope you're inspired to create a patriotic banner for your own holiday decorating. You could also easily turn this into a birthday, Halloween, or other holiday-themed banner just by changing the word and colors. Here is a quick tutorial to show you how easily it all goes together.

Step One:  Cut five panels from burlap using the largest of the Pennant Banner Framelits dies. Using the next size smaller, cut five pieces of coordinating paper.
Step Two: Sand the edges of the paper and stitch onto the burlap pennant, using a zigzag stitch. Repeat for all five pieces.
Step Three: Die cut three rosettes from coordinating paper using the larger of the rosettes on the Mini Rosette Die. Lightly sand edges and assemble. Cut two small stars from glitter paper using the Star Bright die. Fold as shown. Adhere the stars and rosettes to the panels with hot glue.

To complete the banner, cut chipboard letters using the Word Play die. Paint with Ranger Picket Fence Distress crackle paint and let dry. When completely dry and crackled, sponge lightly wth Brushed Corduroy Distress ink and adhere to the center of the rosettes. Finally, hot glue the pennants to a length of rick rack to create the banner.

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Good luck!

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44 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I love it Shelly! TFS

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  2. Oh how cool! I didn't realize the Framelits would cut through burlap but now I must try it. Love this project.

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  3. I like Karen B did realize the framelits would cut through burlap. How cool! Now I am just thinking of all the possibliites! This will make my framlits even more versatile!!!!!

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  4. Great banner, Shelly. This would look awesome hanging on the front door to welcome guests!

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  5. What a fun banner!! Great use of the dies and fun design.

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  6. Shelly: The pennants are very reminiscent of celebrations on July 4th. I love how you used the burlap and the "canvas" paper. (I actually thought it WAS canvas). Gives the pennant banners that all-American look. The rosettes and glitter star just tops everything off! Loving it! Thank you and enjoy the holiday.

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  7. Great idea using the burlap. Love the effect.

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  8. Love it, as always your projects are super! Came from the Sizzix hop, but can't see the secret word?

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  9. Found it, sorry-old eyes don't always see too well!

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    1. No, it's not you! It was really hard to see with the color of my font and the background. I changed it a bit so it shows up better. For anyone who's wondering, the word is 'sacrifice'. Thanks for your comment, Anne!

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  10. Wow oh wow! This is a fantastic banner you crafted with burlap for us hoppers to gaze upon! What a cool idea that I am finding that I need to do too! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Happy ID4 to you and yours!

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  11. Very pretty ,i love it.
    Greetings Janny

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  12. love your banner, shelley! the burlap paired with these colors is fantastic!

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  13. Awesome banner, love the burlap texture! Well Done!

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  14. Wonderful banner! I love the burlap and the medallions!

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  15. This would make a pretty necklace to wear on the 4th. Maybe a little heavier ribbon and it would be cute and different.

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  16. What a fantastic banner!
    Alison x

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  17. Great banner. I had big plans to make one this year...oh well, there's always next year :)

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  18. Love the look and feel of your banner, Shelly!
    Wishing you a happy 4th!

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  19. What a cool looking banner!

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  20. now this was great....love it!

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  21. I love the vintage look! A lovely way to combine fabric and paper.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  22. Love the banner and how you put it all together! Another awesome project!

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  23. Such an AWESOME banner!! :) Love the burlap and all the details to it!

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  24. Love your patriotic banner. You are so talented. I really like how you used the burlap. Never would have thought the thin dies would cut through it. TFS

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  25. I love everything you create, you're a major inspiration in my craft room!! Love this fun project!

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  26. Brilliant! I too did not you could cut burlap with Sizzlits. I have to give it a try-thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  27. What a great idea...the burlap gives your banner a wonderful look and texture!

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  28. So awesome! I thought all this was fabric! Love this banner Shelly!

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  29. Cool banner! Love the texture from the burlap!

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  30. As always, a great project!! It's no secret that I am a fan. Love the texture the burlap gives.

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  31. This is so beautiful!!! Love the burlap texture! Gives it a nice vintage feel/look to it.

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  32. Amazing banner. love the burlap Idea and the embellishments are cute. love the added glitter to the stars. thanks for sharing

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  33. love how the sizzix pennant banner make it easy to create one of a kind banners.
    syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com
    syeda

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