Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge

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Hi everyone,

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a custom banner using our assortment of STAX Banner Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 


I have to admit I haven’t made a banner before, I am not sure why because I had fun creating this one. As my Granddaughter is due anytime in the next couple of weeks I thought I would create a banner which has her name on it which can be hung somewhere in her room.

At this time the babies name still hasn’t been decided, my son in law isn’t in a hurry to agree to a name yet LOL. They have picked the middle name, she will share my middle name which I am thrilled about. So for my banner I selected one of the names my daughter had on her short list. I have only temporarily attached the letters to my banner so that if the name changes to the one I have used here I can easily cut some more letters and fix the banner so it has the correct name. Hopefully whatever name they decide I hope they don’t pick one with more than 8 letters as I only have enough designer paper left to make one for tag to my banner.

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Here is a close up of my tags I used to create my banner. The base of each tag uses the Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX . The rosette under each letter was created using the Die-namics 1/4" Rosette die. I used the Die-namics Mini Doily Circles to layer the letters of the name. And the letters were created using the Die-namics By the Letters Uppercase.

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For the base of my banner I used Bubblegum card and the letters were created using Razzle Berry card.
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Each tag is thread through a length of Bubblegum Ribbon. Between each tag I added a Razzle Berry Button which is thread using Blossom Twine onto the ribbon.

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And my final tag of my banner. I hope you enjoyed my banner as much as I enjoyed creating it, I hope my Granddaughter will like it Smile.

Here are the Die-namics I used on my banner:





Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create something to share with you today.

Papers: Bubblegum Card; Razzle Berry Card – MFT Stamps; Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl DP – K & Company
Die-namics: Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax; By The Letters Uppercase; Mini Doily Circles; 1/4” Rosette – MFT Stamps
Other: Bubblegum Ribbon; Razzle Berry Buttons; Blossom Twine



Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty in pink Frances! Surely this will look amazing in your grand daughters room!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I Love the way you layered the doily behind the letters!

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Lisa H. said...

sooo pretty and pink! I can't believe you haven't done a banner before. Make more!!! this one is gorgeous.

Alina said...

I haven't made one either, Frances, but it's on the first place on my ''to do'' list! Yours is so pretty!

Inge Groot said...

Awe this is so sweet, indeed pretty in pink...stunning girly banner Frances!

Megan said...

Perfectly pink!

Liz said...

HOw sweet I just adore it.

Cindy Haffner said...

WONDERFUL Frances. I can't wait for the baby to arrive!!~

scrappingnana said...

What an adorable banner. Love the pink rossettes. It will look so pretty in the baby's room.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a wonderful way to welcome your little granddaughter....