Beach Babes Banner with Polly’s Paper Etsy
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.
Don’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.
Each 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!
I 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 bow. Ivory burlap string was tied into pretty loops and then topped with a vintage red button from my stash.
I 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.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a break with my Beach Babe Banner and Polly’s Paper.