Don't you hate when you get thrown into a project at the last minute? It seems like it's always for school doesn't it? Well I can't blame this one on my son. I called to RSVP for the high school cross country senior night and to find out what I could do to help. There will be a pot luck dinner and each of the boys were asked to bring a small gift for each of the seniors that represents them. For example a slower boy might bring a turtle candy.
I got charged with getting the bags the kids are putting the gifts in for the seniors. It was recommended that I get brown grocery store bags and just write the kids names on them. Well I thought I could do a little better than that, considering I am a paper crafting goddess right? HAHA!! I went to the dollar store to search for large plain white or blue bags (our school colors). There were none to be found so I detoured across the street to Walmart. Yes, they had big blue bags with handles, but they were $5 each and pretty flimsy. I started getting bummed when I walked past these reusable shopping bags in the perfect shade of blue - and what a deal at 50 cents each!! The only problem - that big corporate logo on the front.
Well since I had to make a name tag anyway.... I figured why not make it big and sporty thus the pennant. I cut them out quick and easy on my Cricut - the hardest part was the size. I had to use my 12 x 24" cutting sheet and I used poster board for my paper. I wanted it them to be strong enough to hold up for the night. Here's the finished project.Oh, and those neat rosettes at the top of the page - those are getting tucked into bud vases (my other assignment). Don't ask me how many I made - my hand may never straighten out!! Good thing I'm a mom and I can do anything! Gosh... I just hope I don't embarrass my son!! Oh well!!
Cricut Cartridge Pennant from Baseball, Font Varsity
Paper - Poster board
Twine: Twinery Denim
Spellbinder Standard Circles, Picot Edge circles
Ribbon 5/8" Blue Robert Stanley (Hobby Lobby)
Border Punch: Fiskars