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Beach Babes Banner

Beach Babes Banner with Polly’s Paper Etsy

Hello, Friends!

It’s sizzling hot here in North Carolina.  It’s been in the mid to upper 90’s with high humidity for the past couple weeks and all this heat has me dreaming about escaping to the beach.  But alas, I already had my vacation in May…so here I remain.  What’s the next best thing to being at the beach?  Making a Beach Babes banner with Vintage Beach Flapper images from Polly’s Paper Etsy, that’s what!  Go grab your suntan lotion and flip flops and take a mini beach break with me this morning.

Beach Babes Banner/http://www.kathybydesign.comDon’t you feel cooler already?  I created three pennants. each sized at 4.5″ x 7.25″.  I cropped my beach babes from the digital file, and then sized them to measure 3″ x 4.5″.  I could have gone bigger, or smaller…or printed them exactly as they come on the collage sheet.  That’s the beauty of digital.  It gives you loads of options.

Beach Babes Banner 02Each beach babe was stitched onto a beachy blue/grey cardstock, white burlap, Blue Awning paper from K & Company,  and then matted onto another beachy blue pennant.  I am completely nuts over these beach babes in their vintage bathing suits and parasols!

Beach Babes Banner 03I stitched my pennants onto 2.5″ wide nautical natural ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The end pieces were torn into strips.  Then I added streamers of light navy satin, and topped each streamer off with a poufy grey plaid bowIvory burlap string was tied into pretty loops and then topped with a vintage red button from my stash.

Beach Babes Banner 04I found some great vintage lace  that made me think of waves on the ocean, so I stitched that along the top of the banner.  Then I added red paper clips, metal clips, painted stars, rhinestone swirls and pretty posies to play in the surf with my beach babes.  Once everything had been added to the pennants, I covered up the stitching on the back with a navy cardstock pennant.  This way, the back looks finished.

Beach Babes Banner 05I wish they still made bathing suits to look like this, don’t you?  They are pretty, and feminine and would cover up a fair amount of “jelly.”

Thanks for stopping by and taking a break with my Beach Babe Banner and Polly’s Paper.

Cheerio,

kathy

This item is available for purchase in my Kathy by Design Etsy Shop.

RRR Patriotic Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR Patriotic Challenge!  Summer is fast approaching with all the wonderful patriotic holidays we love so much. So hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!  I’ve created a super fun vintage patriotic card using the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment.

RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment

These ribbons are the perfect mix for summer fun.  I dug into my Patriotic Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Etsy and had a blast making this card.

Patriotic Challenge 01I love this sassy sailor lassie with her perky curls and mischievous grin!  I layered her up with papers and ephemera from the kit, and then added both a white doily and a red felt doily along with a royal blue foil die cut medallion (Spellbinder’s Exquisite Circles) and a red foil scalloped circle (Spellbinder’s Classic Scalloped Circles Large.) I used Tim’s Crescent Moon and Stars Die to cut out some foil stars and then the real fun began!  I layered on fabby ribbon in Electric Blue Satin with a Grosgrain edgeTiny Electric Blue Stars and Tiny Poppy Red Stars.  Then I topped it all off with a bodacious double layered bow tied with Patriotic Plaid Ribbon. Now if that doesn’t make you want to stand up and sing the national anthem, I’m at a loss!

I tapped the focal image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder.  When the embossing had cooled, I gently bent the image, creating hairline cracks.  This “cracked glass” technique adds a wonderful vintage feel to images like this.

So, I’m still at the beach…and the fun ends tomorrow.  While you wait for me to come  home, why not visit the rest of the challenge projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG, and then did into your crafty stash and create a patriotic themed project with ribbon and link it up to the RRR Patriotic Challenge?  I’ll be stopping by to take a look!

Carry on, troops!

Cheerio,

kathy

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