Design

Teach-It Tuesday : Thankful Pennant Banner

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"Thankful" Banner

I am so excited to teach you guys how to make an adorable banner just in time for the holiday season!! And with easy to find supplies!

The Supplies:

4 Coordinating colors of cardstock (cut down to 6x10)
2 sheets of white cardstock (cut down to 8.5x5)
Tombow Dual Brush Pens (& blender) (Any colors you like)
Tombow Twin Permanent Marker 
Tombow Mono Drawing Pen 01
Bakers Twin
Gold Glitter (I used Martha Stewarts brand from Michaels)
Tombow Extreme Adhesive Roller
Mono Multi XL Liquid Glue
Two safety pins (to hang it)

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First off, cut the white card stock at a diagonal, from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Then putting it back together and repeating it, cutting from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. 

This will give you two perfect triangles that should measure 5 inches on each side, and then two long triangles (that you will discard). You will want to cut as many white triangles as you will need. I wrote out "Thankful" so I made 8 white triangles.

You will repeat this step with the colored cardstock as well. 

Once all your cardstock is cute to size, you should have 8 triangles of various colors, and 8 triangles that are white.

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Next, poke to holes at the top of the colored paper, and start string the bakers twine through. Before you cut the twine, make sure that you have spaced out all your triangles to their desired distance. 

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Now, take your white triangles and start writing your letters. You can do whatever style you prefer. I start with the lighter color, then add in the darker marker at the top and bottom of the letter. Then using the Tombow blending marker, I just simply blend the two colors together. 

Using the Tombow Permanent marker, I create a border around the letter, and then add a shadow. And using the Mono drawing pen 01, I create some small hash marks inside the shadow box giving it dimension. 

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Next, using the extreme adhesive, attach the white triangles to the colored triangles, making sure they are centered with the white edge at the top of the triangle. Then, using the liquid glue, run a thin line all the way around the white triangle. Sprinkle on the gold glitter, and shake off the excess, using a small paint brush if needed after it dries. Then using the two safety pins, make a loop on both ends of the twine, & attach with the safety pins! Enjoy! 

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I believe that a project isn't fun unless you end up covered in glitter some how, so make sure to have fun!! Also, I was lucky enough to get chose to be a finalist for the 2018 Tombow Design Team, and we were asked to create something using their products. With fall in full force, it was a no-brainer for me to create something to go along with all my fall themed decor in the house!! Hope you guys have fun creating! <3 

The Baby Shower | Welcoming Baby V-Dubs

Can you believe that we are already approaching one year of having the cutest little boy I ever did see in our lives? How did that happen? So to celebrate this awesome week, I want to get some blog posts up that are all about this sweet baby boy and how we prepared for his arrival. 

When we found out that we were having a little boy, it SERIOUSLY took some getting used to. Convinced I was going to have a little girl and create a room of Pink and Gold accents, as soon as I opened my eyes to see blue confetti falling from the sky, I knew that this little dude growing inside of me was going to have some pretty sweet shoes to fill. I went out the next day and bought a hat and some adorable boat shoes to make it seem more real. 

So, when it came time to start planning the shower, light baby blue and pastels were NOT an option. He was my little Man right off the bat, and there was no doubt in my mind that we had to have a Shower to reflect that. My go-to colors of choice are Turquoise/Teal & Green. Starting there I created some fun invites to get people excited about this fun fête! 

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The centerpieces were created by my talented friend, Rachel of Urban Flowers. And the soaps were made by my fabulous sister-in-law Sarah with the packaging created by me of course! :) 

My mom is seriously a master when it comes to fun details for showers and weddings and she made all these adorable bow-ties, table runners, and all the bunting you see hanging. I swear that woman needs to open her own online shop to sell all this awesomeness! 

All the food was created with LOVE by my fairy godmother, Diane. This woman is also a creative wonder & a master of many things! 

What a fabulous way to celebrate our baby boy, back when he was just Baby VDubs to us! :)