This week the challenge at MY SHERI CRAFTS blog is SEW SIMPLE!  All you need to do is create a card or project featuring some kind of sewing, real or faux, and that's it!  I chose to do a little zigzag stitch with my sewing machine on this banner I am doing for an upcoming baby shower for my niece.
I decided to go with 10 different coordinating papers in a mixture of solids and patterns and sew a panel across the middle of each one.  I think it gives a nice detail to the edges when placed on top of another piece of paper.  The pennants were welded from Cricut Sophisticated using the border feature and the pennant and a scalloped border several times to fit.  I created in Cricut Craft Room and cut 3 different layers (1 for the white base, 1 for the black border, 1 for the patterned piece).  Then, I hand cut the centers in coordinating papers and taped before sewing on my $59 brother sewing machine (that I bought just to sew on cards - lol).
This is actually only half of the banner because I wasn't finished with her middle name yet and it is SO hard to take pics of banners anyway!  The full banner will be 10 pennants long but you get the idea.  I will show finished pics later on my blog with more items I am making for the shower.  I added butterflies and flowers from my stash and even made some custom striped paper in Photoshop to match her sheets in her bedding set.  Here is her bedding set that I drew inspiration from:
I hope she likes it!  I'm excited to decorate a family party for the first time!


Marge said…
Oh my GOODNESS, Sheri -- this is way beyond A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this and what a fabulous decoration for not only her shower, but for baby's room!!! Too cute & sooo sweet!!!
Denise said…
Absolutly gorgoeous banner! I'm waiting for a Maya road chipboard banner album and am going to make one for my daughter as well. Thanks for sharing :)

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