Fabulous Finds Friday — Bannerific!

Oh, my, I have been quite absent here, haven’t I?

Today I’ll post a project I made in June — a banner. Banners have been big for a while, and I’ve had this set from Close To My Heart for several months…

… but I was never sure what to do with it. Until I met a spritely woman who lives in the same senior complex as my mom. Doreen uses a scooter to tool around and she loves to decorate it in monthly themes. June showcased bride and groom bears; July sported a red, white and blue star-spangled theme.  I knew she’d appreciate a banner to drape over her scooter basket. I picked six of the flags — one for each letter of her name — and set about to decorate them in bright colors. Side one:

And the other side, with her name:

She loved it!

Here’s a close up:

It was such fun to see the delight on her face, and fun to see her tool around with my banner front and center.


Friday Eye Candy

A quick post showcasing a drop spine box I made using this box making kit from the Paper Source:

And the inside:

(It’s called a drop-spine because the spine is not attached)

What I like about these kits is that thick book board is already cut — to me, that’s the hard, icky part! Gettng those pieces cut straight… ugh. The kit comes with just the board pieces and instructions.  The paper and book binding cloth are also from Paper Soure. First you build the box (I used PVA to glue the pieces together) then you cover it. Such fun!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!