Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Festive Friday

Sorry this is a day late but I hope it’s worth the wait 😉 Today I have a Christmas version of my mini banner to share with you. It’s a bit over the top with glimmer paper, but I love it! (Can you have too much glitter at Christmas???? )

Little Paper Party, Mini Christmas Banner

I stayed with the same colour scheme as my last Christmas project of black, cream and gold and used the This Christmas DSP again. The music and snowflake sheets in this paper pack are my favourites and I’m so glad there’s four of each pattern, because I’m definitely going to need them all.

I used the Wondrous Wreath Framelits for the three largest medallions. Two are stamped with the coordinating stamp set in Momento Black Ink on Very Vanilla and the centre piece is in Gold Glimmer Paper. All of them are backed with a matching piece of Very Vanilla for extra strength.

I adhered a rosette made using the a strip of DSP 9-3/4 x 1″ long (scored every 1/4″) to all these bases. On the outer two I added black bridal tulle (non Stampin’ Up!) for some extra textural  interest.

Little Paper Party, Mini Christmas Banner, centre medallion

The centre medallion has the word Joy (die cut using same framelits from Basic Black cardstock ) adhered to the rosette and then covered with Clear Wink of Stella for extra shimmer. (In hindsight I think I should have cut two of the words and adhered them together to add a bit more body to this element, I think it would stand a bit more proudly from the rosette which would look better).

Little Paper Party, Mini Christmas Banner, small rosette

The smaller rosettes were made from a strip of This Christmas DSP measuring 9-1/4 x 3/4″ (scored every 1/4″). They’re backed with a 1-1/2″ circle of Very Vanilla and the baker’s twine goes through this layer.

Little Paper Party, Mini Christmas Banner, large and small rosettes

The four outer medallions each have a star, die cut from the Stars Framelits in Gold Glimmer Paper popped up with dimensionals. On the centre medallion, the rosette is popped up on the base and the sentiment is adhered flat.

Little Paper Party, Mini Christmas Banner, reverse

Tip: I cut a wreath outline using some scrap cardstock to make a template for the hole placement for the large medallions and did the same for the smaller ones. I punched the holes before assembling the medallions to know where the top was and ensure they all hung the same way on the twine.

All the products used in this project, except the baker’s twine, are in the Annual Catalogue and available now. The baker’s twine is in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue and comes as a three pack. It contains Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold twine which coordinates with both the This Christmas DSP (Annual Catalogue) and Warmth and Cheer DSP (Holiday Catalogue, available September 1st).

Giveaway: (closed)
I have one kit to make todays’ project to give away.  If you’d like to win, just leave a comment on this post and I’ll announce the winner next Friday (available to Australian residents only).

The kit will contain:
* Six die cut wreath outlines, 5 in Very Vanilla and 1 in Gold Glimmer paper
* 3 pieces 1 x 12″  and 2 pieces 3/4 x 12 ” of This Christmas Specialty DSP (for the rosettes)
* “Joy”  die cut from Basic Black cardstock
* 4 stars, 2 large and 2 small, die cut from Gold Glimmer paper
* 1 piece of Gold Baker’s Twine 22″ long

Note: The winner will need to supply their own adhesive, ink and stamps

I hope you liked my mini Christmas banner and that you’ll come back soon to see what else I’ve been creating.


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Festive Friday – Mini Christmas Banner – Supplies

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Gold Glimmer paper // 133719
This Christmas Specialty DSP // 141628
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Momento Black Ink // 132708

Wondrous Wreath (photopolymer) // 135047

Stars Framelits // 133723
Wondrous Wreath Framelits // 135851

Baker’s Twine Trio Pack // 141999
Wink of Stella – Clear // 141897

Black Tulle (non Stampin’ Up!)





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