Treasure Hunt & Spring!

Hello Stampin' Friends!

Wow, I know there's been a lot going on lately, so I just want to remind you all that the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt has started!   It will run from March 1st to May 12th.  All you have to do is collect 50 different clues from 50 different participating blogs, email them to me, and you'll be entered to WIN $150 of STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT!!  PLUS, you'll be ENTERED TO WIN a PRIZE FROM ME, the 'FANCY FRIENDS KIT'!

Just click HERE to read all the details on how to play!  Join the fun – and enjoy all the fabulous blogs along the way!

I'd also like to share a quick tutorial from Angie B., a Sr. Stampin' Up! Concept Artist home office – she makes a really easy, and super cute banner for springtime!  I know, it's not really spring yet, but it's a nice, sunny day here in Vancouver, B.C., so I thought I'd share it 🙂

Hello Spring!

 
All you need is the following:
Here are the dimensions for the flags and the pattern for the shape:
 

Cut the paper pattern to 4" x 6 ". From the top, put a pencil mark 1" down and 2" from the side. Cut from your mark diagonally to the top point of the paper. From the bottom, put pencil marks at 1" on each side and 2" on the bottom. Cut diagonally from the middle mark to the 1" marks on each side.
TIP: You can either mark each flag with your pencil, then cut. Or, cut one flag and use it as a template to cut the rest.
The MDS “Hello Spring” flag is a little different from the rest. Just cut the bottom pennant the same as you did the tops of the other flags, leaving the top of the piece as a straight cut.
 

I used my favorite font (Buttermilk) on the MDS flag and typed “Hello Spring” in Very Vanilla Digital Ink on Basic Black Digital Cardstock. Then I added a little stem from our Raining Flowers Stamp Brush Set and topped it off with a single flower from the Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim.
To finish the banner, I punched out and adhered a few Fancy Flower shapes, added the cotton ribbon and buttons, threaded Linen Thread through the flags, and that was it!
TIP: I used a 1/16" Circle Punch to create holes, then threaded the Linen Thread through them. I didn’t want the Linen Thread to show behind the upper pennants, so I punched 1/4" in on each side and about 1-1/4" down from the top.
How will you decorate for spring?
Isn't this the cutest banner?  If you make one for yourself, I'd love to see it!  Just email me a copy of your version, and I'll 'showcase' you here on my blog!
I hope you have a terrific day, and that you're joining in on the Treasure Hunt!  Remember to keep checking back, as we're adding new blogs for you to 'Hunt' at each day.
Until next time – Happy Hunting & Stamping!

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  1. loved your new blog post, and really love that you spotlighted Jane! Thanks also for your kind words. I am thrilled the Blog Hop is going so well. Thanks for all you do. We couldn’t do it without YOU Deb! ((hugs))

  2. Heather Hopson says:

    Great clue! I love your site. Lots of inspiration

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment, Heather!
      Best of luck on your entry for the Treasure Hunt Grand Prize, and for my blog draw of the Fancy Friends kit! 🙂

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