Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Banner

I made this for the up-coming Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party for my sweet niece Sophia. I love how the light and dark pinks work so well with the lime green and white stripes, (like Strawberry Shortcake's pants/hat ribbon. Also love how the polka dots sort of look like seeds on triangle shaped strawberries. 

The letters were cut from scrapbook cardstock using the Plantain Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge on Roly Poly at 3 inches. The strawberry stem is the flower in 4-5 inches (I forget) on the same cartridge folded over the top. 

I could have made the pennants but I found them for sale here (and I was ordering other stuff and got free shipping) for less than if I bought paper and cut them myself. I bought 3 different colors, hot pink, candy pink and lime. They came strung on fishing line (3 separate banners) , but I wanted to alternate colors, so we cut them off of the fishing line and hole punched the corners. 

all the pennants were strung on green curling ribbon. 

Depending on where we hang the banner, I may split the bottom line in to 2, having a strawberry pennant at the beginning and end of "birthday", I have one dark pink triangle left over. 

I considered cutting letters for the other side, in case we wanted to hang in the window or from the ceiling above the kitchen island, but we will see how much paper/time I have left over first. Because it isn't over the top specifically Strawberry Shortcake, the banner could be re-used for another party, a baby shower or something, the letters should come off easily, or we could use the back. I ended up using the extra pennant to make a "7th"  at the end of "sweet" and hung in the 2 rows shown. 

Cost Breakdown
banners: 3x$3, 
3 sheets of cardstock from my stash (calling that free)
a glue stick I had (calling this free)
green curling ribbon (included in other craft budget)
26-27 triangle banner, about 15 feet for ~$9

There will definitely be more Strawberry Shortcake posts to come! 

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