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Patriotic Americana Banner

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Hey there Paper Peeps. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend!  As for us…we are heading down for another family fun day at Cedar Point….we are a roller coaster loving family.  Not a traditional way to spend a holiday…but it’s our tradition and I can’t wait to get there.

I’m dropping in to share the fun and festive holiday banner we are creating in class this week. This baby will be hanging on my mantle all summer!

IMG_3495I layered the patterned papers with Cricut cut letters, Stickled vintage images, handcrafted crepe fringe, die cuts, bows, fun dimensional bows and layered patriotic tags!

IMG_3496IMG_3497IMG_3498This is my favorite banner I’ve created so far!!!! We are gonna have a super fun time making this in class : ) If you’d like a kit to create a banner too…just hop on over to the Etsy Shop. This will be a fabulous addition to your favorite seasonal decor!

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday : ) G

More Christmas Ornaments as Promised : )

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Here’s 2 more ornaments we created in class last week….as promised. We had so much fun working with all the trimy bits and pieces. I will say though that it is no time soon that I will be rid of the glitter on the tables and floor and tools and chairs and displays….well….pretty much everywhere. It’s all good though!

IMG_2720This one has a bingo card cut into a banner shape. We did add a layer of book board behind to make it sturdy enough to hang a festive ball ornament…on an eyelet of course so it wont pull out. The Santa image is one of my favorites from Graphic’s Fairy. There’s also fun tinsel trim, glittery leaves and a handy dandy hanging loop made of Snowflakes on Red Satin. Last but not least a sweet little bow of Baker’s Twine in Cherry. From Really Reasonable Ribbon! This is one of my favorites of the season….as I have really embraced my retro mojo this year.

IMG_2719This ornament is very traditional. We layered a lovely vintage image onto sheet music on pop dots for extra dimension. Then we added it to a sparkly snowflake ornament. The Moss Gingham bow matches perfectly and is topped off with a large jingle bell : ) I added a bit of the trim to create a hanger. 

Okay…I’m off now to fight my way through the Michigan blizzard to get to the post office then to the shop. I’m working on our class project for next week…I’ll give ya a hint….it’s a Winter Woodland mini album….I have to say…it’s in the running for top 5 fave seasonal projects. Notice I didn’t say holiday????? Are you intrigued now lol???? Okay wish me luck….not that I need it too much since I’m a little ol country girl driving a big ol truck! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! : ) G

Traditional Styled Jolly Santa Banner

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Have you ever found a trim that was just so right you had to have it???? Then create an entire project around it??? Yep me too lol.   For me it was this candy cane striped tinsel trim….swoon…loved it….had to have it!!!!! So it inspired me to create a super sweet traditionally styled Jolly Santa Banner.  For the Tuesday Chicks…..surprise….this is what we are making in class next week. You better be ready to work!!!!

IMG_2592IMG_2588IMG_2587IMG_2589IMG_2594I started with pretty paper patterns, added loads of Stickled vintage images, clothes pins, clips, bows, and the fabulous tinsel trim!!!! Thanks for the suggestion from Peep Bobbie for a traditional project : )  I really love how it turned out…..especially  how it looks hanging over the cream colored bead board of the bookcase at the end of the island in my kitchen.

There are a limited number of kits available for those of you want to create the banner but can’t make the class. Click the Etsy link to hop over to the listing.

I’ve used lovely ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for these bows…Totally Twill in Red and Chevron Satin in Red and White. Some of the vintage images I’ve used are from The Graphic’s Fairy.

Okay that’s it or today…..I’m off to prepare to join our family and friends to watch our Niece Crystal become the wife of her soul mate Brad.  Should be a lovely ceremony and reception. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G