Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tombow/Fancy Pants Blog Hop

This week the Design Teams of Tombow and Fancy Pants are joining together to provide you with lots of inspiration in what will be a wonderful blog hop for you all.

Sharron had sent the Tombow Design Team their assignments earlier this month and one of the themes listed for us as an idea was kites. That was all my little brain needed. Ü I have been wanting to make a pendant type banner like I've seen on so many blogs and just hadn't gotten around to it. So as soon as I saw the word "kites" I knew my banner would say "spring" and be kites.

I knew my Fancy Pants goodies were on their way and was sooooo hoping that they would work for what I wanted to create. They did NOT disappoint! Oh my, the papers were PERFECT for me! We have lots of antiques and time worn furniture in our house and the colors were going to go great with my decor. I received goodies from Fancy Pants "It's the Little Things" line.

The hardest part was drawing the kite. I am NOT a drawing artist, so used LOTS of paper before coming up with a size I thought would work. And Sharron was a sweetie and turned it into a PDF for me to share with you all. So if you would like my pattern you can just e-mail me and let me know. I tried to link it here and it won't let me.

Here is my kite banner using lots of Fancy Pants and Tombow products.

The Tombow products I used were:
New Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive (to apply the paper to the chipboard)
New Power Tabs (for the crocheted flowers and buttons)
New Foam Tabs (on the letters that spell out "spring")
Mono Liquid Aqua Glue (on the letters-there are 3 layers of solid cardstock and one of patterned paper to make it look like chipboard letters)
Dual Brush Tip Pens #'s 192, 243, 977, 845, 873, 925, 025 (to color my ribbon like I showed here)

To start I cut my kite pieces with heavy chipboard. If you don't have any, you can use a box or cereal boxes or just use cardstock and have a lighter weight banner.

Then I painted the edges with creamy white paint and after it dried I sanded the edges for a more time worn look.

Then the real fun began! Ü Mixing papers, patterns, ribbons, buttons, etc. I layed out all my papers first and started mixing and matching until I knew what I wanted to go together. I trimmed down the pattern a little so there was an edge showing, sponged all the edges with tan ink, and glued all my pieces onto the chipboard. I used a solid color for the back.
At first I hadn't planned on each letter (cut with Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge) having a crocheted flower and button on each one, but it just worked out that way.

After I cut each letter and sponged it, I added Martha Stewart chunky glitter. Anna Wight's lovely projects inspired me to add some glitter.

Then to the back of the letters I used Tombow's New Foam Tabs to make them "pop" more.

Here you can see the chunky glitter better

 I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed creating it. Don't forget to stop by Tombow's and Fancy Pants' blogs this week to see what the designers on both teams created.

fits following challenges:
Do You Stack Up ~ Ribbon Challenge


  1. Wow Debbie your Spring kite banner turned out wonderful, I really like the dp and the sparkle you added.

  2. Oh, I love this project! The paper combo's & crocheted flowers are fab!

  3. Very cute project! I love the chunky glitter - very vintage. This looks like it was a fun project :)

  4. This is such a fantastic project Debbie. Love it!

  5. Oh my...your kite banner is fantastic!! It is unique, gorgeous, and so inspiring!! Love it, Debbie!!

  6. Oh so amazing! What a great inspiration!

  7. WOW! Awesome projects!! I don't think I have seen a kite banner cute!

  8. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. This is totally amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

  10. It turned out beautifully!! I love the use of kites and all the layers of decorations. I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:

  11. ..........THUD!!! This is AMAZING, Debbie! *hugs* and wishing you well!

  12. Absolutely stunning! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing along at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Janna

  13. This is adorable.. I would love the pattern for this.. :) great job with your creation.. way to stack up and use a bow and enter our DYSU challenge.. can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS
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  14. You Won! Great job Debbie! All that work paid off!

  15. I wanted to let you know I featured you on my blog. Congrats!! If you would like to see the post (and pick up a "featured" button) you can go to this link:

  16. this is just the sweetest thing. I love your kite shape and use of buttons and kite tails. Reminds me of when i was a kid. A heavy kite tail was very important! Wonderful creation!