String of Pennants

This craft space needs pennantsI do not have one of those “to-die-for” kind of craft spaces. I do love my space… but it truly is more “function” than “form”. In fact, it often isn’t even as functional as I’d like it, because it seems to be in constant stay of disarray.

Someday perhaps I’ll have my dream studio. But for now, I figure the least I can do is “pretty it up” a little.

So… today I created a string of pennants to add a little joy to my space. I’m not much of a paper crafter, but of course I have a large amount of purchased papers that sit and collect dust most of the time. It didn’t take long to find several pretty papers that I knew would work great!

Pretty Paper for Pennants

Just picking out all of this pretty paper made me smile. I think I should do more paper crafting!

  • Materials:
  1. Red capped blade
  2. String or Ribbon (I found mine at our local department store clearance center for $.50)
  3. Natural Kraft Cardstock or other solid color Cardstock
  4. Printed paper
  5. Make-The -Cut
  6. Free MTC “Pennant- Double-Layer Scalloped” File
  • KNK Zing settings: (your settings will vary depending on the paper/cardstock you choose)
  1. Force – 40
  2. Speed – 10
  3. Multicut – 2 to 3 (My paper weight varied so I increased the multicut to 3 at times. This worked better than increasing the force for accommodating the different papers that I cut.)
  • Steps:
  1. Choose a variety of printed papers, as well as some plain cardstock for the back layer.
  2. Download my free file from MTC Gallery. “Pennant- Double-Layer Scalloped”
  3. Cut your papers into 6 X 6 squares and lay them on your carrier mat. A brayer is very helpful to get the paper stuck down evenly. (Make sure the mat is not too sticky or the paper will be difficult to remove.)Paper for Pennants
  4. Cut your pennants. (I found it easiest to use Knife Point setting.)
  5. Remove the pennants from the mat.
  6. Now adhere your solid color to the mat and cut the back, scalloped layer. (I set this layer up for a 8.5″ X 11″ paper because that is what I had. If you have a 12″ X 12″ sheet, you’ll need to duplicate.)
  7. Cut file and remove pennants.
  8. Layer pennants and string onto ribbon.
  9. Hang them up to add a little fun to your space, or use for your next celebrations!

String of Pennants






Number Pennants

Hello fellow KNK-ers!

Having a Zing means that I can personalise any special occasion with names or ages to make it just a little bit more special. So, as we have one of those big Birthdays ending in ‘0’ coming up in our family next month, I thought it would be fun to hang some bunting with the Birthday Boy’s age on for all to see.

I’ve come up with 2 sets of Pennants, one with a more masculine style and the other with feminine lace-y scallops. Each set has 0-9 so you can make up every combination of age to suit any Birthday. The first set also comes with 2 different styles of ‘today’, the second set comes with ‘you are’ and ‘today’ for you to add before or after your numbers. Both sets are available for you at the end of this post 🙂

As some of my Pennants were quite intricate, especially the second set, I picked out a couple of sheets of Worldwin Cutmates Cardstock as I can always rely on it to get a great cut!

I cut my Pennants on my trusty Zing with Make the Cut software, my settings were: height 25 post-it notes, standard blade, 0.30 offset, speed 10, force 65, one pass.

Number Pennants 1:

Number Pennants 1 a

The different styles of ‘today’:

Number Pennants 1 b

Number Pennants 1 c

Number Pennants 2:

Number Pennants 2 a

Number Pennants 2 b

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here:

Here are the Cut Files for today’s project:

Number Pennants 1

Number Pennants 1 Cut File by Bird

Number Pennants 2

Number Pennants 2 Cut File by Bird