Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday
Today I have the Christmas version of the mini banner I shared with you on Wednesday. I love making little decorations like this and ended up creating two very different styles using the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits as the base.
I’m not sure if you’re allowed to have favourites amongst your projects, but one of these banners really appeals to me, it’s one of my favourite projects so far this year, so please excuse any excessive enthusiasm that may occur 😉
My first banner is C.A.S.E.d from page 28 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have to admit this sample was the clincher for me to buy this bundle. I love making miniature decorative items – probably a leftover from my cross-stitching days – and I knew these sweet little banners were going to be the base of lots of fun embellishments.
The base of each banner was die cut from the coordinating Christmas Around the World DSP (this paper pack is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion this month).
The sentiment and outline were heat embossed in white on the light blue banners and the wreaths and bows were die cut from another sheet in this same pack. The wreaths and bows were popped up with Mini Dimensionals and a single rhinestone added to each for some Christmas sparkle 🙂
I added a layer of Pool Party cardstock to the back of each piece to strengthen and neaten up the back of my banner and used Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon for hanging.
A really quick and easy die cutting project this one 🙂
After I’d made the first one I wanted to come up with my own version using a different DSP pack and decided to use the gorgeous Quilted Christmas DSP and created a fun rosette embellishment for the top.
I wanted to use the flagged banner as the base so the rosette had to be quite small. I used a 3/4″ x 10″ piece scored at 1/4″ along the length. The Quilted Christmas DSP is a 6″ x 6″ paper stack so I cut two strips (3/4″ x 6″ & 3/4″ x 4″) and joined them together after I’d scored and accordion folded them.
This paper stack has a vintage country look that I love and what better to pair with that than the Wood Words Bundle to create some sweet little embellishments to top the rosettes.
I used the star and heart from this set to create these accent pieces and chose Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist for the colours. I’m loving the fresh summery feel Lemon Lime Twist adds to this banner and although I designed it with Christmas in mind, I think it could be used for lots of other occasions as well or just as a sweet decorative piece for everyday use 🙂
Glimmer Paper hearts and stars add the necessary sparkle that I like to have on all my Christmas projects, but wasn’t too much to detract from the homespun feel that I liked.
I used the flagged banner to tidy up the back and thread some Whisper White Baker’s Twine through for hanging. I love how I can’t see it from the front but can still easily adjust my banner pieces.
I hope you liked my mini Christmas banners today, I really, really enjoyed making them. I think my husband can have the first one to decorate his workspace but the second one is all mine – rubs hands gleefully 😉 and will be decorating my workspace for a long time 🙂
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Festive Friday | Supplies
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