My middle son is graduating from High School in just over a month (sniff, sniff). He is also a baseball player (catcher) and I have been working very hard at making his graduation party decorations.
I was inspired by a post on Pinterest to create my centerpiece.
I started with my Gypsy Girl and opened a 12×24 mat.
I used the shadow of this pennant from Locker Talk sized to width 15.24 x height 7.12.
Once I sized the shadow layer to 7.12 inches, I put all of the pieces for the banner on layers of my Gyspy all sized to 7.12 inches.
I used watercolor paper to cut out the base of my pennant. Watercolor paper is very sturdy and it cuts well on the cricut. I use it for banner flags and mini album pages too.
I used multi-cut of 2 and the blade depth at 5 (which is the depth I use for cardstock).
I put the pennant in the next layer of my Gypsy, sized the same. I wanted the pennant to be white and the tassles to be blue, so I hung the tassles off the mats.
I cut out two in white cardstock, one for each side. I trimmed off the edges and adhered one piece to each side of the watercolor paper layer.
In Gypsy Layer 3, I put the tassels, borders and the numbers from Varsity Letter sized to 2.28 inches.
I cut them out in blue paper (I call this shade Titan Blue for my son’s high school).
In Gypsy Layer 4, I put the baseball layer from Boys Will Be Boys sized to 6.15 inches.
On the bottom half of the mat, I put the numbers from Varsity Letter sized to 2.28 inches.
I also put the graduation cap from Recess sized to 1.82 inches.
I cut out the baseball in white cardstock and the rest in black cardstock.
I decided later I wanted a second graduation cap so I copied and pasted one to the next Gypsy layer along with the base of the baseball. I cut them out in black cadstock.
I opened a final Gypsy layer and kept the eyeball open on the tab so I could see the baseball base (shown in grey). I copied the baseball onto this layer and sized it to 6.74 inches to create a shadow. I cut the layer out in blue cardstock.
I adhered the blue tassels on the pennant. I cut several strands of twine and tied a knot in the center. I used my ATG gun to adhere them to the blue tassels. Once adhered, I trimmed the edges of the twine.
I used my Sew Easy to punch holes in the border piece. I used the red and white twine to stitch around the edges.
I pop-dotted the border piece to the pennant.
I adhered the baseball layers and pop-dotted the number 8 (Tyler’s jersey number) and the graduation cap to the pennant.
I used a liquid glue pen to adhere blue and white twine to the edges of the pennant.
Here you can see the dimension.
On the other side of the pendant, I adhered the numbers and pop-dotted the second graduation cap.
Before I adhered the border to the pennant, I used ATG to adhere a wilton cookie/cake pop stick to the pennant. I reinforced the stick with some tape.
I pop-dotted the border on with an extra layer of pop dots to account for the height of the stick.
Here is the reverse side of the pennant.
This will be a fun center piece for one of the food tables at Tyler’s graduation party.
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