I want to start by apologizing for the blurry pictures. I did something with Picasa and I don't know how to change them.
I saw this idea just the other day on Ucreate. It was a feature of a spring banner made by Blue Cricket Design. I fell in love instantly. In fact I fell in love and thought, "why didn't I think of that. I should have thought of that." I hate it when that happens. But it got my creative juices flowing once again-and they were not flowing at all this last little while so I am grateful. I created a couple of my own. Here is one for summer:
Start with as many paper bags as you have letters in whatever you are going to spell. For the Father's Day banner I trimmed about 2 inches off the bottom of the bags because I liked that size better than a full sized lunch sac. I cut colored cardstock to go on each bag (4 x 5 1/2"). I also traced my letters on the wrong side of a piece of cardstock. NOTE: if you are going to trace the letters on the wrong side, make sure you trace them backwards. I never remember-I do it wrong everytime.
Next add the letters. I used glue dots to attach them. I traced around each letter with black tick marks. I think it makes the letters stand out more.
There you have it. So cute. Thank you Blue Cricket Design for some great inspiration.