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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