Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Banner: Believe (in the magic)

OK - I didn't know I would be making this until Saturday...............I never can take good photos of any banner. I just don't know how to do this so there are 3 sections shot on my wood floor below as well as single shots of each section. Each section measures 4-1/2" x 7-1/2" (re-enforced using lightweight chipboard = cereal boxes). That decorative edge at the bottom on the DSP and Mat - I used one of my edge dies I had on hand. The corners were also rounded using a Chomper.
Each section is tied together with a 7" length of double knotted 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon through the pewter extra large eyelets. Each Alphabet is glues to a scrap piece of mat board, then cut using the Big Shot.
Beginning, "B", "E" :

"L", "I", "E":

"V", "E", and end:
The Stocking:
Plastic snowflakes randomly attached. They were originally from a garland which was cut apart (I believe this was purchased from a local drug store after the holidays). Then emboss the stocking and the contrast , too to give this image some character. The poinsettia is from my stash - not sure where it is from. Use the 5/8" Organdy ribbon tucked under the poinsettia with a mini glue dot. The entire stocking is popped with dimensionals. The felt adhesive penguin is also popped with dimensionals.

The Tree:
Randomly attach gold snowflake confetti (you know the ones: you get them anywhere for parties and they come hundred to a small bag!) using mini glue dots on the tree. Those babbles: they are shades of red dew drops also randomly attached with mini glue dots. Pop the tree with dimensionals. The star on top of the tree....not sure where I got those but I have a bin full so I better use them. "Friends" acetate metal rimmed tag is from my stash (I prob got this on a clearance bin somewhere). The baker's twine finishes off the look on top of the metal tag.............

The ornament:
Plastic snowflakes and gold confetti snowflakes randomly attached. The ornament is embossed with a snowflake background and popped with dimensionals. A metallic gold ornament top is cut and crimped. The gold tie: found that in my stash of left over ribbon (probably from a present years ago!!!!). Any edge punch will work on this image: I happen to use ones I have on hand that needed some attention.

And here is the stocking with a letter:

This is what I started with: a packet of 8 A2 note cards with envelopes with 3 shaped images. Cut the shaped note cards at the fold line to get the opposite image. In order to co-ordinate the colors within this banner, the tree was cut up and used for the stocking. To make this banner:
(4) trees = 2 note cards
(3) stockings = 1-1/2 note cards
(20 ornaments = 1 note card
+ 1-1/2 tree note card to make the stocking
total 6 note cards used...................the BEST part? these were in the $1 bin at your local famous craft store!!! so the major part of this banner was very economical!!!
AND, those felt adhesive penguins? They are 1-1/2" x 2" We'll, they were $1.39/16 of them from your local craft store.................$ .09/pc!!!! Cool, eh!!! Works for me!!!
No step by step today....................this project is free style...........and do "use what you have on hand" - outside purchases very minimal.................even recycle products used.....sigh...........I like it!
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Crumb Cake (Kraft), DSP (non SU), Metallic Gold (non SU)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accys: Serif Essentials Big Shot Alphabets die, Extra Large Eyelets in Pewter, Crop-o-dile, Dimensionals, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon Mini Glue Dots,, Felt Penguins (non SU), Crimper, 5/8
    Organdy Ribbon (non SU), Baker's twine (non SU), Snowflakes (non SU), Gold Snowflake Confetti (non SU), Punches (non SU), Embossing Folders (non SU), Floral Embellishments (non SU), Felt Adhesive Penguins (non SU), Sponge Daubers, Corner Chomper (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today..........................


Whimcees said...

Hello Patti!

The banner is wonderful! I have been wanting to make one for such a long time and yours is such an inspiration! It is so beautiful!

I love all of the great bitty boxes that you posted last week - you always have such awesome projects!

Wishing you a fantastic week ahead! I hope that all is well with you and your family!


Barbara Diane

Rubbermaid said...

Very gorgeous design, but it's kind of hard to see the lettering from afar no?

Linda said...

what a beautiful banner
hugs linda

Pat Jandacek said...

You accomplish so much! What a great banner this is and it's such fun that you get to use 'stuff' that you already have or is make-do with something inexpensive. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing everything.

Maggie said...

Nice banner! You have some really good ideas. I love that you use what you have around you.

Helen said...

Hi Patti,
What a gorgeous banner! Look at all those details! I bought the serif alphabet die cut for this purpose but haven't made one yet. Didn't open the die cut yet. May be now I should.

Anonymous said...

Great use of your stash! I really need to do more of that. It's beautiful as usual. Thanks again for sharing your creativeness with us yet again.

Michelle in NH

Barbara said...

Patti - My GOSH this project is WONDERFUL! I'm SO ready to RUSH out to my local *store* to pick up those cute cards to cut up to create my own banner now! Such a unique, great banner, and a clever use of items we all seem to have in our *stash*! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your bitty boxes too! Thank you for taking your time to share all of your WONDERFUL creations! ~Stampin' Hugs to you~ : )

Katherine said...

Wow Patti, you have really out-done yourself this time! This is stunning

A Creative Operation said...

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Coachfans said...

This is an absolutely amazing banner. I think the tree is my favorite, but it is hard to really say since the entire banner is fabulous!

I found you on a Creative Operation. I am glad I did. When you get a chance, please stop by.


Antonella said...

Oh My!! Too Funny, I bought these same cards at Michaels. I love the way you used them. I have plans to use them to create ornaments and decorate them for some special people. Your idea is great! I may have to give this a try... hmmmm, maybe I should have bought more - lol.
Hugs, antonella :-)

- - Sheryl - - said...

i love this - I have yet to make one - I will... just on my to do list -
I have left you an award on my blog!

Liam said...


This banner is just so beautiful. You are an inspiration as always. Thanks for sharing your talent so freely.


Leigh said...

Patti, I love this banner! And that you found all the great pieces to make it so much easier to put together. Great Job.
I also wanted to thank you for having my link to Happileigh Scrappin' on your blog. I didn't know it was on your list. You are terriffic!

eunice said...

What a beautiful and festive banner! This is truly a labor of love with all the adorable little details you've added to make this so special!