Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What a great idea from today's Spellbinders' Blog . . .

A Banner For Every Celebration
June 28th, 2011

Celebrate Independence Day and other holidays by making a decorative banner that can be interchanged to suite the season and celebrations all year round. This July 4th banner is easily converted to a Halloween, Christmas or Valentine banner by swapping out the themed embellishments.
Sometimes it is such a shame to pack away holiday decor after using it for just a few days, especially after spending time lovingly creating hand-made projects. I thought it might be a little more cost effective and provide longer enjoyment if I designed a banner that could work for many different holiday celebrations. I decided to make the base of my banner in a color scheme that would work for more than one occasion. The deep red cardstock and patterned paper from Graphic 45 was perfect for what I had in mind…
Here’s what you will need for your holiday banners:

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Ribbon, alpha stickers, fabric hook-and-loop fastener product, Valentine and Christmas themed vintage images.
Start off by making a banner base. Cut five scalloped triangular banner shapes from cardstock using S5-028 Nested Pennant #4 (where #1 is the smallest). Die cut five triangular banner shapes from white cardstock using S5-028 Nested Pennants #4. Using the same Nested Pennants shape trace along the inside perimeter triangle and trim with scissors. Mat the patterned paper shape onto the white die cut shape and adhere to the scalloped banner. Repeat this process for all five banners. Finish by adhering banner base to a strip of ribbon.

Creating removable themed embellishments
Cut five Lacey Circles shapes from white cardstock using S4-293 Lacey Circles #4. Cut five circle shapes from patterned paper using S4-114 Standard Circles Lg #6 and adhere them to the Lacey Circles shapes. Cut five star shapes from blue cardstock, patterned paper and white cardstock using S4-092 Stars Five #1, 2 and 3. Adhere to one other with adhesive and adhere to Lacey Circle with foam pads. Finish by applying decorative alpha stickers.
Adhere a small square adhesive section of a fabric hook-and-loop fastener product to the banner base and the themed embellishment. By using this type of removable adhesive it is easy to simply exchange the themed embellishment for the next holiday or event.
Here are a few examples that I have created to demonstrate how I have used the same base banner and exchanged the embellishment to create a Halloween, Christmas or Valentine banner.
I hope I have inspired you to use your die templates for projects all year round and to proudly display them as often as you can.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
I've just placed 2 large orders to replenish the Prismatic paper supply. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find the colors we've always had in stock because Bazzill has discontinued making many of the colors. I went to an online seller who had 'old' Prismatic colors; unfortunately, I had to pay more for those. We'll figure it out . . . watch for their arrival. You'll want to come in to purchase as many of the discontinued colors as you can because there is no guarantee additional quantities are going to be found. Stay tuned . . .

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