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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rainbow Party Photo Pennants

I was a little short on time a few weeks ago when I really needed to send out my daughter's birthday party invitations.  So I ordered some from here:

I sent her a digital photo file, the party info, the colour scheme  and the theme, and this is what she came up with:


I LOVE them. So does my little lady.  I took the digital file of the card to my local photo printing place and quickly whipped off ten 4x6 cards of the image.  It wasn't until I got home that I realized  that in printing them in that size, the bottom edge of  party information was cut off and hard to read.  So back to the store I went to print them in 5x7 size.  That worked out much better!

But now I had 10 of these mis-prints.  They were still pretty cute.  What could I use them for??  PARTY DECORATIONS!! YES!!

I had been collecting rainbow scrapbooking papers to use in the party decor.  This paper  had rainbow plaid on one side and red with white polka-dots on the other.  Using an edge punch, I cut a pretty edging to cover the words on the the mis-print photos.
The red ruffle pops nicely on the rainbow card.
Good start, eh??
To go in between the photo pennants, I cut some rainbow plaid pennants of the same size and decorated them with some dotty stripes.  I used some red lipstick coloured ink to jazz up the edges - but they still didn't look done.  

How about some hearts?  No, not just hearts.  Hearts with rainbows and hearts with polka dots!!

There we go.  Now the plaid pennants are almost as pretty as the pictures of my little lady!!
To string them together, I punched holes in the corners and strung them together with red yarn.  

My daughter gave this party decoration a "thumbs-up" when she got home from school.  She can't wait to see what I come up with next  for her RAINBOW PARTY!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Bronwyn! Thank you so much for visiting me! Those party invitations are so sweet, and that banner is adorable! I love the colour scheme you have chosen for the party! I also love the milk glass light fixture you made over! It looks so much better! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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  2. What a lovely idea, that's given me a few ideas for my daughter's party which is looming on the horizon!

    Fleur xx

    fleurcotton.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so pretty!!!! She's going to love her Rainbow party!!

    My daughter's party theme is also Rainbows.. which will be on Sunday :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  4. The invites and garland are adorable. Can't wait to see the final results of the party. Ours should be up on my site on Sunday if you want to compare. Working on things today. I'm sure yours is going to be great if it is at all reflected in the invitations.

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  5. Those are darling! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  6. Such a cute invitation and creative way to use the mis-prints! Looking forward to seeing the whole party! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - hope to see you again on Tuesday night. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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