Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ski Sweater Buntings

It is coming up to my 100th blog post (this is no. 98)! Wow. To celebrate, I'm posting a co-ordinated batch of seasonal papercrafts. A veritable freebie extravaganza. The theme: Nordic-style Ski Sweaters (alas, no Sara Lund to watch this season). Today's make: festive buntings in graduated sizes, nano (suitable for giftwrapping & scrapbook pages); mini and large (suitable for decking the halls).

Here are your downloads:
SkiSweaterBuntingNano.pdf
SkiSweaterBuntingMaxiMini.pdf 

SkiSweaterBunting.svg 
SkiSweaterBuntingNano.svg 

So, you're good to go. Nothing much to know about making these up.
For the .pdf version of the nanos and minis, you will need to pierce the stringing holes with a hand-held circle holepunch. (Or with a needle - take care.) Thread the nanos and minis on craft thread (a large-eyed needle may come in handy) and the maxis on 1cm(3/8in)-wide ribbon. Make sure that the ribbon doesn't twist.

Here's a back view of the maxis:
You need to stick down the bottom of the tabs with snippets or d/s tape or glue.

Of course, you can adjust the bunting sizes as you wish. And of course, tweak the print-out so you can fit as many as possible onto a single sheet of paper. I like to make them up in 120gsm paper.

So, there you go: put a flag on it!
 
Here's a preview of projects to come very soon:
Slot-top gift boxes.

Gift box cornets.
There will also be a Christmas card rack. Stay tuned!