Friday, December 13, 2013

Joy Banner!

Happy Friday! As usual time has gotten away from me. I made this banner a couple of weeks ago but I just haven't had the chance to post about it yet. I had to make sure I posted it soon before Christmas passed us by. I originally wanted to make this banner for this cute snowman that I just got. He's about 18 inches tall and I thought it would be cute for him to hold the banner. But after I made it, I decided that it looked much better hanging on my mantle. It actually didn't take that long to make. I used 3 of the banners from the Build a Banner kit. I had some champagne shimmer paint from who knows when and I used with the polka dot stencil to make shimmery polka dots. I did mess up on the "Y" banner a little bit. My dots weren't lined up where I wanted them. But hopefully it's not too noticeable. I had planned on using the letter stencils that came in the kit but they were a little bigger than I wanted. So I went to MDS, picked a font I had and typed out JOY in green. Then I printed them and die cut them with the Deco Labels framelit dies. I then die cut 3 snowflakes on the silver glimmer paper (LOVE THIS!) with the ever favorite Festive Flurry dies. The final touch was to add a few buttons to each banner. I glued everything together on the banner with a glue gun because I thought that would help it stay together longer. Then I just used Cherry Cobbler seam binding and put it on my fireplace! It's a nice little touch to my mantle. So I'm still working on my advent calendar, ugh! I am doing the 12 days of Christmas which I'm starting today, so I'm hoping to finish up the last few things I need to this afternoon. I plan to post about that next week. I also have my Christmas cards to post about too. I'll post about those once I get them sent out.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Silver glimmer
Accessories: Build a Banner kit, Champagne shimmer paint, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding, Festive Flurry Framelit dies, Deco Label dies, Brights buttons (retired), Very Vintage Designer buttons, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons


  1. I love your banner! What a great last minute decoration idea! I want to feature your project for upcoming Trendy Tuesday post for the blog at Paper Crafters Library (last minute Christmas crafts!). You can ck out the blog here: The image will credit you & link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured, just let me know.

  2. Thanks! I would love to be featured on the blog!!