Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Banner Swap

It's a first for me... I was honored to be invited to participate in a Merry Christmas banner swap. There are 14 letters that were assigned (one each) to 14 participants. I got the last s in Christmas.
The guidelines were, create a pointed banner that is 3.5" x 5" with the bottom cut so the distance between the middle and one side is 1.75" wide. Classic Christmas colors red, white and green and that the letter had to be a solid color. The holes were to be punched half inch in and half in down.
Everyone was asked to make 14 identical letter s banner pieces and mail it to the host. She will collate and return a full Merry Christmas banner (minus the piece you made for yourself) in the mail before the holidays.
Here's what I came up with...

  1. Banner1 cut at 5.25" - Cricut cartridge Pretty Pennants - DCWV White Chipboard
  2. The pennant didn't have a deep enough notch at the bottom so I measured and cut it
  3. Layer - Banner1 cut at 4.25" - Cricut cartridge Pretty Pennants - Hot off the press color me paper in swirls or silver flourish
  4. Hot off the press color me paper in swirls or silver flourish - colored with mallard and poppy luminarte raidant rain twinkling H2Os
  5. Banner top - Brntop1 cut at 5.25" - Cricut cartridge Pretty Pennants - American Crafts foil cardstock
  6. s cut at 3" and ! cut at 2.75" - Cricut Cartridge Mickey Font -DCWV Glitter cardstock
  7. To add dimension I raised the letters on 1/8" thick (1/2" circle) sticky dots from The Paper Studio.
  8. Adorned with dimensional epoxy sticker from Jolee's Boutique.

Here's my 14 banner pieces. It was so much fun! I am hoping to share the entire completed banner here on the blog once I receive it. But first, I will ask the permission of the 13 other talented ladies and get back to you...
until then, stay cool and stay crafty!

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