Monday, March 21, 2011

Another use for a Banner Pendant

I just love all the beautiful banners that I see about the creative world lately.  Today I'm going to have you taking those pendants upside down to make a really cute birthday card. Don't you love when you find an unintended use for something?

My inspiration for this project started about a month ago when I was walking about the craft store and saw this awesome fun fibery yarn in the clearance bin.  The skein that I got is called the Confetti color, it is a mix of bright colors.  I just knew there would be a fun way to use this in card making.

I had some festive American Crafts patterned papers that went very well with the yarn.

I used a banner template by The Cutting Files called Banner Set 1 to cut the shape for my card.  The template includes files for all types of electronic cutters as well as JPG, PNG, PSD for digi scrapping or hand cutting.  I cut mine using a Silhouette cutter. 

I also used a digi stamp by Arty Pants for the card sentiment. I was able to bring that into Photoshop and color it to coordinate with my papers,  I cut the circle pieces with Spellbinders dies.

By just turning the pendant/triangle shape upside down you can make it into a birthday hat! Once I had all the pieces cut, I assembled the card. I layered the pink cardstock on the purple and ran a stitch around the edge using my sewing machine. I then wraped the ribbon around the polka dot patterned paper and then layered that on the pink.  I added the layered circle with sentiment(raised using pop-dots), the bow and trims.  I tied some bakers twine on the chipboard balloon and attached it with foam adhesive squares.

I then used the fun yarn to create a pom-pom for the top of the hat.  I adorned it with a crystal brad and attached it to the top of the card.  I created a card base from white cardstock and attached the birthday hat to it.

Hope you enjoyed this upside down look at pendants!


  1. How cute is that!!!What an awesome idea!

  2. Love this idea - that is an awesome card!

  3. Very cute card, Cathy! So Creative!!

  4. Such a fabulous idea Cathy! I LOVE it! Great use for that fiber.