Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Banner Tutorial


This past weekend, one of my projects was to make a couple of banners for a friend of mine. Similar to last year's Christmas banner, but with the words "Joy To The World" on in.



I selected some different papers but in the same colour scheme, found some gold ribbon, eyelets, & glitter. Then I went to work.


Here's how I did it:

Using your Cricut, cut out rectangles.
I used the George & Basic Shapes cartridge & used size 5 1/2".

Cut backgrounds out of cream cardstock.
I used the Birthday Bash cartridge & used size 5 1/2" for these as well.


Adhere the cream backgrounds to the pattered rectangles.


Cut out your letters with your Cricut. 
I used the Winter Wonderland cartridge & used size 3".


I also cut out a cute bird & some flourishes to help with the word spacing.

The bird is from the Winter Wonderland cartridge in size 3".

The Flourishes are from the Cindy Loo cartridge in size 2 1/2".


Then add eyelets to the top corners of each rectangle.
I used my Big Bite Crop-a-Dile for this.


Then add glitter along the edges of the cream cardstock. Use a toothpick to correct any mistakes. Trust me, it works like a charm!

I use Stickles glitter glue.


Wait for the glitter to dry & then thread ribbon through holes.


Hang it wherever you wish...


 ... and enjoy it for the entire Christmas season!


I really love the glittery shimmer of all the gold on this banner - not usually my style, but beautiful! 

I hope I've inspired you to try making a banner of your own to help you celebrate the Christmas season.

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This project featured on:

Nap-Time Creations

4 comments:

  1. Crystelle BoutiqueThursday, December 13, 2012

    Your garlnd is so pretty.... After seeing your creativity I am really sad that I don't have a cricut... :(
    Oh well.... I can enjoy admiring your fun stuff... :)



    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  2. This is so pretty!! You inspire me to make something similar. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi! Just wanted to let you know this project is being featured in my Christmas round-up post. Thanks for linking to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. See you next year :o) This feature link will be live Friday morning US time.
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/12/25-amazing-things-to-make-eat-bake.html

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