In the past I have used the Pennant die to create anything BUT a pennant including:
This post contains actual pennants that were made with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pennant die for use with the Sizzix Big Shot, BigKick & the new Big Shot Pro machines.
To create these pennants you will need the following tools.
- PN 113483 - Stampin' Up! Pennant Die
- PN 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (Or the BigKick or Big Shot Pro)
- PN 113478 - Extended Cutting Pads
- Alphabet Dies of your Choosing to create letters. These letters were created using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and the Cricut Expressions.
- Two piece of 8 - 1/2 " x 9" for the creation of the Pennant in the color or pattern of your choosing.
- Additional piece of paper for creating the letters.
TIP: The tip regarding the pennant die is to use old remnants from stamp dies to create alignment edges along the side and bottom of the pennant die edges as shown below.
These alignment edges allow for consistent and accurate die cuts. Be careful placing the remnant die pieces. Don't worry they are easy to remove if you need to remove them or move them.
- To create the pennant, fold the 8 - 1/2 " x 9" (or larger) piece of paper or card stock in half to yield a 4-1/4" x 9" (or larger) folded paper.
- Place 1 to 2 pieces of folded paper on top of one another, make sure that the folded edge is aligned against the long edge of the pennant using the alignment edges described in the above tip. I've found it best to cut 2 at a time. You may be able to do more.
- To create the top layer of the pennant, trim the pennant along the perforated lines. If you don't want the perforated edges on your finished pennant, trim the edges just a smidge on the inside of the perforations.
- Unfold the die cuts and glue them together as desired.
- Place large eyelets in the upper corners of the pennant.
- Create and attach letters to each pennant as desired.
- String pennants together with ribbon or desired string to complete pennant.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that you will come back on Wednesday for a little fun with stamps. Yes, Stamps, I do use them occasionally!
Until then Happy Creating!