Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Blog Hop!

Hi friends,

We're celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at Let's Get Peachy! To kick off our celebration of design team reveals, challenges and fun, our Peachy Kats have created some special projects and posted them on their blogs. All of us are looking forward to your visit and hope that our projects both delight and inspire you!

My project was to include a handmade banner on a layout celebrating my oldest son’s 4th birthday. I’d love to hear your comments. In fact, I’d like to offer up a secret goody box prize to a random follower who comments today. So, become a follower, make a comment and then come back on Tuesday the 10th when I announce the winner. Later in this post, you’ll find out how you can vie for the Blog Hop prize being awarded on the LGP blog.

Now, I’m going to show you how to make a cute banner for a layout. 

1. Gather your supplies: scissors, bone folder, broad-point Sharpie, ruler, twine, adhesive, scrap paper and decorative paper (DP). For my layout, I used paper from the Cut‘n Paste stack by K&Co. If you plan on using rub-ons or stamps on your pennants, be sure to choose the shade of your DP accordingly.
2. Hand draw a triangle that is approx 1½” long and cut it out to use as template for the pennants that will make up your banner. Fold a 5½” x 12” panel of DP in half lengthwise and use the bone folder to make a sharp crease.
3. Set triangle template on the fold and trace around to make 8 pennants. Cut out individual triangles making sure to leave the fold intact. Stamp or apply rub-ons, if you wish.
4. Fold individual pennants around string and use adhesive to bond the two sides.
5. Add to layout.
Here's YOUR chance to win!
Please visit all 13 blogs on our Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment on each one. After you have visited all 13 Peachy Kats, go back HERE to Let's Get Peachy and leave a 2nd post to let us know you have completed the hop. One lucky winner's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun blog hop prize. The hop runs from May 7th til May 9th, so get your comments and/or challenges in! (The Peachy Kats that have decided to do separate challenges will list winners on their blogs as well as on LGP.) 

This is your Blog Hop itinerary. Please proceed first to #13 Cherrie's blog. The links will direct you along the way to each of the other stops on the blog hop. If you get lost along the way, you may refer to the links HERE. 
And now for your blog hop….. thank you for participating, and have fun!
1. Let's Get Peachy- Peachy Laura

2. Crafty Scraps of Stuff- Peachy Kat Daphne

3. Create Something Everyday- Peachy Kat Kimmy 

4. From Me 2 U Papercrafting-Peachy Kat Tammy G.

5. Greets n Treats- Peachy Kat Becky

6. If It's Groovy- Peachy Kat Groovy Deb

7. Kristin's Craft Corner- Kristin

8. Polkadotrentz- Peachy Kat Sarah

9. Queen of the Crop- Liese

10. Rather B Scrappin-Peachy Kat Lisa

11. Scrappy Doodads-Peachy Kat Tammy K.

12. The Crafty Frugalista- Peachy Kat Cindy

13. The Scrappy Cottage-Peachy Kat Cherrie

14. Back To LGP

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)


Teresa said...

Very cute layout. Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

awww wow, never thought to make a banner that way, cos that is ADORABLE. great layout too, Sam is quite the cutie. thanks for the chance to win & nice to meet you along the hoppy trial from New Zealand :)

ShoppingTamii said...

LOVE the banner! And the layout is adorable!!!!!!!!!!! meow

Andrea Nicole Plotts said...

Your layout is awesome! I loove the banner :) Happy NSD!

Sandy #1781 said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love your layout and the pictures really tell a fun story! Thanks for being part of the LGP blog hop and for offering a prize. I'm a follower and can't wait to see what you will do next.

Miss Jaster said...

Love love the banner!! SO CUTE!

From The Owls' Nest said...

totally loving your layout...great job getting all those pictures on there..the banner really adds to it all....excellant!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Great tip about the banner...mine NEVER look right....can't wait to try this out :):) Love the layout to death!

Im a new follower and really glad I am...such inspiration here :)

Becky said...

love your layout!!! i love the banner and its on my to-do list!!

Tracy said...

love, love, love the banner!

lynn said...

great page, cindy:) such a cutie in the pics, too! thanks for the banner tut!

Darlene S. said...

What a cute way to make a banner! I would have never thought of it that way. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Your layout is FABULOUS!

I'm a new follower!

sharon g said...

I've never done a blog hop on your site before. Fun.

sharon g said...

I'm now a follower. I hope that I win the prize....

Anonymous said...

Great layout. Love how you made the banner.

Patricia said...

I'm now a follower! Great tips on how to make a banner!

Anneliese said...

Great banner & lo. Very cute! tfs!!

Emily said...

Great banner! Thanks for a fun hopping end.

stampinART said...

I'm a new follower. LOVE your banner. I'm addicted to them right now ~ can't wait to try your idea because I love the black border the sharpie left and the black lettering on top. TFS

NoraAnne said...

I LOVE this layout :) SO fun!

Tracy said...

Very cute banner!! I'm now a follower!

Divinity said...

wonderful page!!! thanks for the heads up on how to make those banners -- i never realized that the triangles were double-folded. gonna try it :)