Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop: Perfect Pennants

Welcome to stop #8 on the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop! If you've hopped on over from Sharon's Created By You then you've already seen the fun things she did with the Bitty Box Die.  If this is your first stop on the blog hop, no worries.  All the blogs are looped together so you won't miss a thing.  If you get lost at any time, you can also hop on over to Stampin' Addicts for a complete list of all the participating blogs or just to chat it up.

I love alliterations almost as much as Stampin' Up! does.  So when it came to picking a die, Perfect Pennants seemed like a natural choice for a stamper named Paula. The options with the great shapes on this die are endless.  Even as I was taking pictures, I thought of a couple more fun uses for it that will have to wait for another day. I'm going to share four projects with you today and then I'll share more details on each next week.  (Click on any picture to see a larger version).
I love to make banners so I knew I needed this die.  So naturally, my first project for this hop is exactly what Stampin' Up! envisioned when it was designed: a banner.  The largest triangle on this die is 4-1/2" tall and about 3-1/2" wide.  So you can make longer words with it than you could with the previous pennant die Stampin' Up! offered which was significantly larger. I also used the big shot to texture each pennant with the polka dot embossing folder.  Come back on Monday to learn more about this banner and how I put it together.


One of the great things about the Big Shot steel-ruled dies is they cut so many different materials - including eight layers of fabric at once.  Here I used the Big Shot to cut some of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Fabric with the largest triangle.  After sewing them together, I appliqued it to a square of fabric and added a border of ribbon.  I'll have more details on this project on Wednesday.

Not only does the die offer three different pennant/triangle shapes, it also has two scalloped circle medallions on it as well.  This card features the midsized triangle and one of medallions.  Another great thing about steel-ruled dies is the ability to have a lot of detail.  Notice the medallions have the cute cut outs in the scallops.
This second card features the smallest of the three triangles and the other medallion.  Next Friday, I will share the details of both of these cards.

As you can tell this is one die you will definitely want in your Big Shot repertoire.  Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to come back for a closer look next week.  Now you can hop on over to Betty's Kitty Stamp for a look at another of my favorite dies: the Candy Wrapper.  Happy Hopping!

27 comments:

Yapha said...

These are fabulous!! That quilted piece is amazing, and I love the layout on the elf card! Definitely have to use that!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow Paula!! I love all these projects. That die is so versatile! My favorite is the last one, LOVE IT!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Tanya Boser said...

Such fun, all of them! That quilt square is adorable, and that harlequin pattern behind the cupcake is amazing!

Carmen said...

I love them!! How cute are these!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love everything you did with this die! I didn't realize just how versatile this die is.

Lisa Young said...

I love how you showed the versatility of this die! My favorite is the quilt square. It is so unique.

SueBee said...

CUTE Banner!!
Susan B.

Betty said...

Paula, What a wonderful collection of projects! I love how you used each of the die cuts. Using the striped ribbon as the mitered quilt border is brilliant!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh my, that halequin card is just delightful, Paula--and the mini quilt too! Lovely array of projects to admire. . . .

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

These are awesome!! I love all of them and the banner beautiful!!!

snowbear said...

Love the elf card!

Debra Burgin said...

I love, love, love your cupcake card with the pennant pieces. That is a brilliant way to use these triangles!

maurita said...

love the quilt square!! but i think the cards are my favorite!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Cute projects, Paula! Lots of fun ways to use this die!

Patty Bennett said...

I really enjoyed your tour and i LOVE what you've done with your blog and MDS... fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Love you ideas. I don't quilt but I could try doing it with paper as I have the punch set. Thanks
Sally S

Heidi Baks said...

The pennants on the cards are cool, but I LOVE the quilt block!!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love, love them! Using the triangles with the medallions is so smart!

Shelley Z said...

Paula, Your Perfect Pennant projects are precious! All of them just rock. Your banner is adorable!

Kim said...

So fun! I have this and it's still in the wrapper. Time to get it out. I love your cupcake card.

Twila said...

Woot! Woot! Great projects, Paula. I love your Princess banner. But I do have to say that elf card is my fav, it just pops out at you. Now I have to get that stamp set. :( Oh well. lol

Missi said...

I knew you would make some awesome projects with this die, and you did! I can't wait to start casing!

Adriana Benitez said...

All wonderful projects! Love the card for their layout and color - so fun!

Anonymous said...

I love these. Lisajake128@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Wow, Paula! Just WOW! I love the princess pennant, the cards (especially that yummy cupcake) are delightful, and the quilt is divine!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

OH my, how I am going to CASE the harlequin design!!! LOVE IT and love them all!

Jade Lorenzini said...

Like your cards. Thanks for sharing!