Play Ball!

It may not feel like it with all of  the snow on the ground, but spring is just around the corner.

If you don’t believe me, just ask the professional baseball players who are in the midst of spring training. Granted, they are in Arizona and Florida, but they are gearing up to return to their hometowns  for opening day at the end of the month.

In Michigan, the Detroit Tigers won’t be in town until April 8 — after they beat New York and Baltimore — but I am ready for opening day with this pennant I made using cutting dies by Lifestyle Crafts and Glue Dots®.

To make a banner of your own:

Cut out cardstock pennants using the Nesting Pennants collection from Lifestyle Crafts in your team’s colors.

Attach the layers together using Craft Glue Dots.®

Stamp “Let’s” and “Go” with Hero Arts alphabet stamps and Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabbers in white. Use the same paint to cover chipboard letters in your team’s name. Once dry, attach them to the pennant with Micro Glue Dots®. Use a red marker to create baseball stitching on the letters. (This is easier after they are attached).

Use a thin black marker to apply faux stitching to the pennants.

For the baseball, punch or cut out a small circle and use Distress Ink to apply shading. Then add faux stitching with a red marker and attach with a Pop-Up Glue Dot®.

Finally, add Glue Lines® to the tabs of the pennants and wrap them around a bamboo skewer or straw. Cover any adhesive that shows on the back side with matching cardstock.

Now, you can hang the banner, plant it in a flower pot of grass or use it as a cake-top decoration.

Play ball!

I posted this while serving on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

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