today, on the jillibean soup blog, it's all about projects. and one of them is mine :)
i created two banners for the jillibean soup booth at CHA, back in july. one of them was a christmas banner. and this banner was an everyday banner, using the new pasta fagioli collection. forgive me, this isn't a great photo of it. i couldn't find a spot to hang it in the house to get a good picture, and was rushing to get it mailed out in time.
for each pennant, i cut a triangle from pattern paper. then i lightly adhered that to a piece of kraft cardstock, and trimmed the side edges with scalloped scissors. it was easier to use the scallop scissors and get it straight, with the pattern paper flat on the cardstock. then i took the pattern paper off of the cardstock, and used pop dots to re-adhere it to the scalloped edged cardstock.
want a tip for making a perfect triangle? this is something that i would usually over-think. but i found an easy way that works for me. for this banner, i cut my pattern papers into 4x4 inch squares. you can do whatever size you want, but start with square pieces of paper. along one edge, use a ruler and a pencil to make a mark in the middle of the paper. so for my 4 inch wide piece, my mark was at 2 inches.
you will want to cut from the pencil mark, to the opposite corner. and then from the pencil mark to the other opposite corner as well. did that even make sense? lol!
i don't normally trace it onto my paper. i just use the trimmer as my guide. but i wanted to show a better view of where the cuts will be. although you could certainly trace the lines onto the backside of your paper, just to be sure that you're cutting it right.
i use my trimmer as my guide on where to cut. i just line up the pencil mark and the opposite corner right along where the blade cuts.
and you should end up with one of these. a perfect triangle. if you do NOT end up with something looking like this, please don't blame me and my instructions. just try it again. lol!
another not-so-great photo. to finish off each triangle, i added a journaling sprout to the center of the triangle using pop dots. and then added my corrugated alphas to the journaling sprout, with pop dots also. i love my pop dots, and i might even have a legit addiction to them! i used a long length of brown polka dot ribbon, and strung some wooden bobbins onto it. i then used mini wooden clothespins to hang the pendants from the ribbon, spacing them inbetween the bobbins.