Give Thanks for the Pennant Bigz Big Shot Die

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Have I mentioned how much fun I’m having with the Pennant Big Shot die? I LOVE this thing! My first banner was a gift for the mom-to-be at a Stampin’ Up! baby shower, so I just had to make another banner to have in my own home. With Thanksgiving celebrations this week (we’re hosting dinner for 23!) I figured the occasion would be perfect for a new banner.

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The colors for my banner are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron. The orange pennants are done with the Tangerine Tango Patterns Designer Series Paper (112153, $9.95) and the chipboard letters are covered with one of the papers from the Washington Apple Designer Series Paper (112461, $9.95).

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The letters are cut using the Serif Essentials Big Shot die set (113464, I asked for this as an early Christmas present and I love it already!!) and the Scallop Circles and the Pennants (big and small) are all from the Pennant Bigz XL Die (113483, $39.95). I can definitely see myself using this banner all the time. The scallop danglies are easy to make–just fold 3 of the scallop circles in half and glue them together with the ribbon in the middle. And of course the crystal bead from the Pretties Kit (109114, $29.95) adds the perfect amount of ‘bling’.

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To create the letters, I started with a sheet of thin cardboard and used Tombow Multiadhesive (110775, $3.95; I love that stuff!) to adhere a piece of the Washington Apple DSP. I let the glue dry and then ran the glued paper/cardboard through my Big Shot.

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For the banner, I decided not to fold the pennant pieces flat. I love the dimension created by the folds in the centers. I actually folded the top edges over and added the Brass Jumbo Eyelets (108431, $9.95) and the Striped Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (111849, $8.95) so that the pennants retain the dimension. On the Old Olive pennants, I stamped in Old Olive ink using the Baroque Motifs stamp set (109403, $25.95). What a great stamp set–it matches everything!

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