Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Week 2 in the Julie Nutting for Prima Paper Doll Stamp Blog Hop!!!

If you've known me, for even a short time, you know that I
am a banner maker. I make them for friends, for gifts,
custom banners for babies and baby showers,
and I also sell them at several Craft Fairs in our area.
I love banners and I love making them!
Some folks call them garlands but whatever you call them, I love them.
I knew that one of these projects for the Blog Hop would involve a banner/garland
and it's this week's subject, SUMMER! 
The paper was an easy choice...
Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers...

Happy papers in the 6x6-inch paper pad to use for clothing

Journaling blocks in the 12x12-inch papers to cut 
apart and use as banner panel backgrounds.

Cardstock stickers for embellishment
(I'm not a big sticker user but these are just too cute to ignore!)

Step one is stamping the doll...

I used a light tan cardstock because it is Summer...
just a light tan because she always remembers to use sunscreen
Because I wanted her to be sturdy,
I glued her to cardboard for stability and cut her out...

I try to Recycle...I use cereal boxes and cracker boxes...they are heavy enough
to add the needed heft to the doll

Then, stamp and cut those areas being paper-pieced.
Who wouldn't like yellow gingham hair?

I stamped and cut the entire dress in the red dot and
then stamped and cut the over-skirt in the blue print

Then, the banner pieces...
Each banner piece is a 4"x 6.5" piece of red cardstock, backed by a
4"x 7" piece of white cardstock.

After I attached the white piece, I used my scissors
with a scalloped edge to trim close to the red paper.

Using two layers of cardstock ensures a stronger banner piece.
To the red cardstock I added the journaling cards cut from the 12" x 12" sheets
of patterned paper. The journaling cards are each 4" x 6".
Using the Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, I cut the
letters to spell s-u-m-m-e-r and added them to the journaling cards.
The last thing was placing the cardstock stickers on some of the
banner peices to embellish them.
Here's the finished banner.

Rather than punch holes and string ribbon through the banner pieces, I chose
to use rough twine (mine comes from Home Depot!) and
small clothespins that have been sprayed white.
Here is the detail...
Remember that you can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them

and the star of the banner...

Miss Olive

I just free-hand drew the sunglasses (like you couldn't tell that-LOL!

Below just shows some of the cute detail of one of the banner pieces.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Summer banner made with the Julie Nutting for
Prima Paper Doll Stamps.
This is the second post of the series...remember to leave a comment on this post,
and all Tuesday posts in August, with your email address to be eligible for the
 BLOG CANDY prize on August 30th.
If you are a follower of my blog, or become a follower,
you get an additional chance.
This is the Blog Candy...

Thanks for hanging in there for this long, wordy, picture heavy, tutorial post!
I'd give every one of you a prize if I could!!

Now it's time to hop to the other's Blogs, if you haven't already done so

Joyce (Scrap For Joy)- that's me

Dar (Dar's Crafty Creations)

Mary (Primitive Seasons)

Lisa (A Mermaid's Crafts)

Diane (Nellie's Nest)

Mindy (Mulberry Mindy)

See you next time~get a sweater, it will be FALL



Diane said...

Love your banner Joyce!!! Such pretty pieces you have put together!! Her glasses are a perfect addition ...cute idea for the hair, too!! Hope you are enjoying your week!!

marie said...

The outfit is as cute as the shoes...and the banner is AWESOME!

You need an Etsy shop selling these things!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Love, love, love the banner! I would like yellow gingham hair! I LOVE how you did this post in tutorial style. You did a great job Joyce. Now you can come over and photograph fall for me LOL!


Mulberry Mindy said...

Great banner, Joyce! You do an awesome job with the banners, and I really love Miss Olive's sunglasses!
Each panel has such a nice assortment of summery goodness, it is an artistic masterpiece for sure! This hop is so much fun, and I am really enjoying "creating" with you all.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

So adorable! It reminds me a bit of the one I got from you a while back. I love seeing it all summer. How do you cut these so beautifully? Very impressive!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable!!!! I love it. Now I have something to look forward to again next week!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Joyce!!!

Seu trabalho está fantástico!!! Parabéns pela sua criatividade. Fiz visitas nos blogs da Darlene, Mary, Lisa, Diane e Mindy.


ParkNSlide said...

Very clever banner and sweet doll. I love the special touches like the sunglasses, the dog'd matching polka dot bandana and flowered headband.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice!!!

Karon said...

Oh my this is just fabulous!! Love the banner. Choice of papers and your paper piecing - wonderful. TFS

Fabulous month hop :-) Following along.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh ... what an AMAZING project and it's FABULOUS! Love the banner idea and Miss Olive is ADORABLE!! LOVE her 'shades' and her little dog too! This banner just SCREAMS SUMMERTIME! Well done! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop ... honestly, I'm learning so much for each of you ladies!!
And, thanks for taking the time to share all the steps ... fabulous tutorial!
Have a sweet day and fun filled week!

Marcy said...

Fantastic project! I love all of the wonderful details, and I especially appreciate the step-by-step process information.


Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS....this is FABULOUS! I love the details and the design is incredible! The banner could not be cuter!
Now for Miss Olive-She is absolutely adorable! I love the paper piecing papers you used to bring this sweetie to life!
Fantastic job on this!! I am lovin' these Prima Doll Stamps!!!
Thanks so much for the small tutorial on your fabulous project!
Have a super day!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Sandy C said...

I enjoyed seeing all the different paper dolls! It already feels like fall here-yikes!

Hugs! Sandy

~ Jo ~ said...

Joyce I absolutely LOVE your projects!!!! The yellow gingham hair is awesome!!! hehee... I wouldn't mind sporting it =)

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Joyce, this is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous banner!! Her gingham hair is beautiful!! And the little dog - perfect touch!! I love everything about this - I'd love to have it hanging in my craft room!! Looking forward to your fall projects!! Happy Tuesday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Debbie K. said...

Love your banner, Joyce. I'm so amazed by how talented ALL you gals are. This blog hop is such fun!!!!

Joanie said...

Joy, Love your banner(s). So much fun. I like the summer touches o her out fit, even the hair...gingham (or even seersucker) an the polka dot dress that became her top. At first I thought you were making a Roy Lichtentein art piece. You did a nice job of coordinating all her dress pieces and even coordinating the banners.

Joanie said...

Hi Joy, I signed up for your blog last week but don't think I came back and let you know.

SiskiyouSue said...

Wow, another great idea! Your banner is fantastic, love the images and papers, love the twine and clothespins and LOVE the paper doll!
suekimmet at gmail dot com


She is cute and your banner is FUN!
I'm thinking about FALL! Shhhh!

Mary Ann said...

Love your banner!!!Very pretty!I'm a new follower,scrappingg.blogspot.com

Alvina said...

What a beautiful banner, I just love it, thanks for sharing.


Sandy McClay said...

GREAT post! I just love this, I have these papers.....more my style than yours, huh??? :):) Too cute!

woodandfabric said...

Oh Joyce! You made a wonderful banner! Such a clever idea! I want to make one now! So cute little details to look at. Great, great work again!

Createology said...

I am very glad we do not have to vote on the best out of this hop. However, your Summer Banner is Genius! Thank you so much for explaining how you stamp your doll and parts. I purchased some stamps and there they sit for fear of not knowing what to do...you have resolved my fear. Thank you! Creative Happy Hearts...

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhh the best tutorial ever!!! What a great post from start to finish - and the little doggie friend is here!! YAY!!! This is a positively adorable doll, and she is paper pieced to perfection - love the bold colors, the gorgeous banner - this IS summer!! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO darling- love the great visuals- and the yellow gingham DP for hair- LOVE it! Darling image- love the shades....and the banner idea- so cool!
Shellymc2 at Comcast.net

annemarie said...

Lovely banner - your talent is amazing.

annemarie said...

I follow your blog and have been a long time email subscriber. I remember being introduced to your blog by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing so long ago.

Linda said...

I love your banner! And I really enjoyed the tutorial- especially about how you made the doll's clothes. I've always wondering how people do that. Great post! Linda at LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

Debbie Peysen said...

I adore the banner. You are a master at banners. Thanks for sharing how you make them. I learned a lot. The doll is great but her sunglasses and dog steal the show.

Debbie P

Crafty Moni said...

Oh my goodness! Joyce your banner is stunning! I love it so:) The colors the sticker, embellishments are just perfect! Love how you paper pieced and assembled the cute doll:) Thanks for sharing!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Crafty Moni said...

Yay im already a follower:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Gretchen Wilson said...

I'm ready for a summer party with this banner, so cleaver.

Davi said...

Fabulous Banner Joyce, Love that gingham hair and her fun dress, little doggie is cute to! A really cool summer banner :)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Joyce...your work is amazing. I love it all! Banners are so popular and honestly yours are some of the BEST I've ever seen.

Talented lady you are!


(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Thank you for the short little tutorial on how you made this lovely banner. I will have to remember your cardboard technique for another time;)ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am a follower.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I have share this hop on my blog here

Judith Tetley said...

Hi there Joyce, I just purchased the doll you used in this post and haven't decided what to make with her yet. Your banner is inspirational....think I might try it.
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia

Indy said...

Too totally cute!

yyam said...

Ooooh..how cute is this! Love your fun banner!

DebR said...

Love your summer banner! It's so cheerful and bright. Awesome job!


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