Stampin’ Up! Letters for You Banner

Good Morning, Everyone! How is it that another week has gone by? And, I apologize for being late with my post today. I couldn’t quite finish the project by my usual time, so, I am late.

I am on the board of our local Carnegie Museum (originally the public library and the FIRST Carnegie library outside of Pennsylvania!) and we will be hosting a reunion of Parsons College Alumni. Though the college closed in 1973, the alumni still hold regular gatherings. As our museum has a fairly large display of Parsons history and memorabilia, we are hosting them tomorrow.


Since I had offered to help with the decorating, I thought a pennant banner would be appropriate. Here is what I made and how I made it.

Parsons colors were Kelly Green and white, so I used Call Me Clover card stock, Versamark ink and White Stampin’ Emboss powder to make two banners. One spells out the name with opening and closing dates on either end (photo above). The small one is for the entry door.



How I did it: First I decided each pennant should be approximately 5″ x 7″, so I made a template from a piece of scrap chipboard. To do this, I made a 5″ line on the chipboard. Next, from the center of that line (2.5″) I marked a dot out 7″, then simply drew (using a straight edge!) a line from that dot to either end of my 5″ line. This is the basic pennant shape. I cut it with my Stampin’ Trimmer.

I then drew around this on my card stock and cut it with my Stampin’ Trimmer. You can get 3 pennants from an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock. Your card stock before cutting should look like this.triangles

The illustration above shows the top edge line of the pennants down 1/2″ from the edge of the paper and up 1″ from the bottom. This is just for illustration to show how to get 3 triangles from one sheet of card stock. There is no need to make two trims, just place your template at the top edge of the paper and proceed to draw around it. Turn template upside down and draw the next, then right side up and draw the third. I hope this makes sense. Then trim off the bottom edge even with the bottom edge of the middle triangle.

Using my Letters for you stamp set, Embossing Buddy, Versamark Ink and White Stampin’ Emboss powder, I stamped the letters and numbers, then heat set the powder with my Heat Tool. For the numbers, I used the Make a Difference stamp set. For this smaller door pennant, I stamped the word Parsons with the Make a Difference stamps as well.


After that, it was a simple matter of gluing them to a string (I used white cotton twine from the hardware store) with Liquid Glue. I laid out the pennants, upside down, making sure to have them in the correct order, on my plastic tablecloth covered dining room table. On the back of the pennants I just eyeballed a straight (more or less!) line with the glue, down about 3/8″ from the top of the pennant.Be sure to allow drying time before you move the pennants.

When the glue dried, I added some Scotch tape for insurance. You now have a nice banner. You can change the letters to suit yourself, as well as the dates.

I considered using the Large Letters Framelits Dies and Whisper White card stock for my letters. Perhaps you would prefer this to heat embossing.

I hope you enjoy making this easy decoration for your next party. Done in Pumpkin Pie and Black this would be great for Halloween. Or in the new mommy’s preferred colors for a baby shower, for a bridal shower in the bride’s chosen colors, or for a birthday party for any age. The possibilities are endless!

CARD CUTS: Call Me Clover: for triangles you can get 3-5″ x 7″ triangles from one 5-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock. I used 4 sheets.

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Letters for You Banner”

  1. Wow, you did a fantastic job. I will have to reread your great instructions and try it when my brain is firing on all cylinders. Thanks for sharing and I hope all goes well with the reunion.


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