Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Hot Out There!

Looks like there are a lot of us experiencing some really warm temperatures these days. The perfect weather for our new Sun Kissed line! Here is a little tutorial on how to make your own summertime garland.


Start by cutting out a bunch of different shapes from various double sided papers. I chose to use flowers and suns to go with the theme. I used my slice and cut out 16 different pieces, I chose 8 different sizes/shapes and cut out two of each of those.



I then stacked the two identical pieces together back to back. I wanted the same side of the paper to show on each piece, however you may want to not stack them together and let the two different sides of the paper show.

Now just start sewing them together using your sewing machine. Make sure to leave some space between the pieces, just keep sewing even though you aren't sewing on anything.






I knew I was going to want to cut the strand in half so I made sure to leave and extra long piece of thread in the middle. I then attached each half to the decorated banner piece.

Here are some close ups of the center piece. It was made using the second to last page of the
Edgy Albums.




Super fun and summery!

You can also just make the garlands alone. Here is a photo of one that I made for the 4th of July and now it hangs in my sons' room. Used Block Party for it. I also scored all of the stars before sewing so that they would be easy to bend out and make it 3 dimensional.


Products Used:
Sun Kissed
Sun Kissed Party
Sun Kissed Skies
Sun Kissed Stripes
Sun Kissed Summer
Sun Kissed Combo Sticker
Sun Kissed Chipboard and iCandy Chipbpoard
Sun Shiny Day Rub ons
Sun Kissed iCandy brads
Sun Kissed Buttons & Bling
Sun Kissed iCandy Jewels
Sun Kissed
Noteworthy Fun in the Sun

Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial, would love to see what you make!

Tonya Dirk
Bo Bunny DT Member

And of course, leave a comment and
you can win the SUN KISSED COLLECTION!!!


100 comments:

  1. That's adorable. Makes me want to get my sewing machine set up.

    And maybe even get it working.

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  2. This is absolutly gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I like the idea of using the sewing machine!!!

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  4. All the projects are so fun. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. LOVE the garland idea...yup, it's even hot in washington state...90's!

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  6. These are sooo cute! What a great idea!

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  7. This is just adorable!! I love this line sooo much!

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  8. Quite adorable - I'm so loving banners right now!

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  9. really like the star garland.
    ava

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  10. Such a bunch of talented ladies on here. Every project just awes me!

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  11. cute idea. what a fun collection

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  12. That is super cute. Might have to give that a try one day.

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  13. I am a big Bo Bunny Fan already - but this SunKissed Line is my ALL TIME FAVORITE...so cute!! I just ordered some and can't wait to get my hands on it!! Great Banners - love the idea of using the sewing machine for them - awesome!!

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  14. I love it... Great ideas coming... thanks for sharing this.

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  15. I am doing some other sewing projects for VBS this weekend and making these banners will be a fun diversion. Perfect for the rest of summer. Love it!

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  16. What a fabulous idea!! Both of those garlands are cute!!

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  17. These are lovely. I have an idea for DD's paty now

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  18. I enjoy making little sewn banners like these too! But I have not yet created one with a centerpiece like your sunkissed one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. That is awesome! I so need to get a sewing machine! I love the 4th of July stars, one!

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  20. What a perfect project to use as a reason to throw a summer party!! haha ...very cute!

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  21. Sooo cute! The stars would be really cute for a baby shower, too!

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  22. What a fabulous idea! I just got my sewing machine set up again yesterday! Can't wait to try it out on this project!

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  23. That garland is so cute! Love the projects ... I can't waitt o get Sunkissed I have Granddaughters visiting and took the best summer pics yesterday for this line! It is so HOT Ac out at my house so looking anywhere to chill! We will be spending the day at the scrapbook store...

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  24. Thanks for the cool project idea! Love your card too! :)

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  25. Those are so adorable! I especially love the 3D stars! Please count me in for the goodies! Becky G.

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  26. Love the sweet summery line. Just brings out the happy!

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  27. OMG!!! I wish I could use a sewing machine, these are adorable.

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  28. I LOVE this line the best for all of my summer fun photos! So bright and colorful! You can do so much with it! Keep it up, Bo Bunny!

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  29. Cute garlands! I want and need to make more home deocr with my craft supplies.

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  30. These garlands are so adorable! I just bought a slice to and I have that design card! Thank you for the opportunity to win.. I LOVE the sun kissed collection and I am a HUGE fan of Bo Bunny!

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  31. I never thought of using my sewing machine like that. Is there a setting you have to use so it doesn't rip the paper???

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  32. The garland is so adorable! Such fun colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love the banner. Never thought about sewing on something like this but love it.

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  34. I love the 3-dimensional star garland! That's so creative!

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  35. so dang cute!!! i LOVE it! cant wait to make one! THANKS!

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  36. Love your garland! Love the tipp on how to make the stars three dimensional too!

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  37. I am thinking of making a summer garland for my scrapbook room! Thanks for the great tutorial. I just love all of the new BoBunny papers and bling!

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  38. ohhh what a fun project!! love the sewing on it too

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  39. Thanks for the tutorial - I love the star garland!

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  40. So clever and super cute! I love the idea and will try to make one for my daughter's newly decorated bedroom! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

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  41. This is so sweet! Thanks for sharing this fun summer project!

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  42. Beautiful! Love the garland! Great tutorial.

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  43. Ohhh.. .this is such a great idea.. thanks so much for sharing it...

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  44. Absolutely adorable banners, both of them!!!

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  45. What a great idea!!! I love the star one too... think I may FINALLY take my sewing machine out of it's box....

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  46. love the stitched banners and lovely purple in that paper line :D

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  47. these banners are so sweetly fantastic!

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  48. Great idea for decorating message board or racing ladder, gives it a little something-something. Now where did I put my sewing machine??

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  49. So simple yet so cute!! Just love the colors. Thanks for another great idea.

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  50. How cute!! I love love love the 3D one!!

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  51. Gorgeous...and love the bright colours too

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  52. Thanks for the sewing tutorial!

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  53. So cute! I love the collection and the garland is adorable.

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  54. so much work but so worth it!! It's gorgeous!

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  55. love the center piece to your summer garland. so cute with the bike!

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  56. I love the sun!!! Awesome ideas.

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  57. How darling, thanks for sharing!

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  58. Very cute! I especially love those dimensional stars. Fantastic!

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  59. What a fun idea...this blog is always so full of inspiration!! Keep the ideas coming!

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  60. Oh - how cute! Great job and terrific tutorial!

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  61. I love the star garland, what a great idea. The paper is great, love the colors!

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  62. How cute is that? I never think of using my sewing machine for papercrafting. Guess if it was out someplace accessible, I might use it huh?
    This is just too cute!

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  63. Super cute! If I could just get somebody to help me work that machine! LOL!

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  64. Super cute! If I could just get somebody to help me work that machine! LOL!

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  65. I love sunkissed - such a cute line

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  66. Thank you for the directions. The new line is gorgeous.

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  67. Never would have thought of sewing...thanks for sharing

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  68. Thanks for the tutorial on sewing garlands - I may have to make a stop at my mother's to "borrow" her machine! LOVE the new collection!
    - Heather B

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  69. Totally cute idea!! Love them both.

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  70. This is gorgeous! I think I will have to have a go at one of these!

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  71. Great ideas shared today! Love the bright colors of this collection!

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  72. Loved the 4th of July stars esp!

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  73. What a great idea to sew them onto the line... saves me from using all those eyelets to connect them together with ribbon... thanks for the idea! Great time saver!

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  74. Clever projects! love the banners!

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  75. What a fun idea. Love how the stars are folded to give the banner dimension.

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  76. Love this Idea!! Going to try and make the star garland 3-d Looks like so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  77. Fabulous idea....although I'm still a little nervous to try my sewing machine.Thanks for sharing.

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  78. I love this line. I'm thinking of using it to scrap som Disney World pages, because the colors would really compliment the ones in my photos.

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  79. I love it!!!! What a great idea!

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  80. Cute idea! I'm to nervous to try sewing on a page though :) Probably because I can't thread a needle.

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  81. fantastic idea.. I jsut got a sewing machine.. and i love the stars!

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  82. Love these projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Great idea! So simple to make and it makes such a big impact.

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  84. ZI just recieved a sewing machine for my birthday and I am looking for great ways to use..thanks for the perfect timing and inspiration!

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