Washi Tape Christmas Banner

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Hello!

I LOVE washi tape!  I knew that it would be fun but I had to find just the right project for it – and, by golly, I did!  This summer I made a banner, inking the banners with sponges.  It went pretty well but there was definitely a learning curve to it.  I have been timid to try the spritzing technique.  I am sure it would be nice but somehow I didn’t feel very inspired to try it. So, I have been trying to think of other ways to make a banner and it suddenly occurred to me that the washi tape would be fast and easy with NO MESS!  It seriously was fun to do, went down quickly and I could lay it down where I wanted and played with it till I was satisfied.  I just trimmed them once I was all finished.

I finished the banners with the washi tape then made the letters and wreath.  For the letters, I used my daubers.  Then I used the circle framelits to cut them out and framed each with cherry cobbler cardstock.  The 3-D ornaments were very easy!  I stamped four of them, punch them out with the coordinating punch, folded each in half then put adhesive to stick them together.  Baker’s twine was glued to the back and then looped onto the banner.  Cherry Cobbler ribbon tied onto the banner in quick, little bows and some little dabs of Dazzling Details on the Wonderful Wreath stamp were the finishing touch!

Tip of the Day:  Washi Tape is a wonderful way to make the background of the banners!  I recommend using some kind of adhesive on the canvas banner to keep the ends of the washi tape from popping up.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Christmas Collectibles,  Wonderful Wreath
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
  • Cool Tools:  Christmas Ornament Punch, Circles Collection Framelits
  • Finishing Touch:  Banner Simply Created Kit, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon (retired), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

So, are you inspired to make a washi tape banner?  I hope you will make one this holiday season!  I would love to hear what you think, so won’t you please leave me a comment?  I hope that you are getting into the holiday spirit and getting ready to do some decorating with your Stampin’ Up! supplies.  What decorating can you start on this week?

Tomorrow is the LAST day to join Stampin’ Up! for $25!!  I am looking for someone who wants to take this hobby to the next level!  You are not obligated to spend any more than that.  It would be a GREAT way to test drive being a Pal (under the leadership of Head Pal, Mary Fish!) with no further obligation.  If you are interested, please contact me.  There are many offers going on as well, so stay tuned!  Until Tuesday,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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Paper Pumpkin PPA 176 Card

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WAHOO!  My card was both PPA and My Pumpkin Challenge Awesome PICKs!!

Hello!

It’s time to show you my card from September Paper Pumpkin.  Anyone who has children or grandchildren, from kindergarten through adulthood, will find themselves using this stamp set over and over.  Paper Pumpkin stamps are EXCLUSIVE – you won’t ever find them in the catalog.  It is this fact alone that keeps me excited receiving my little Paper Pumpkin box every month.  LOVE it!!  The Pals Paper Arts challenge that started today was a sketch challenge.  I really like this sketch and thought it went perfectly with this stamp set.  I have also just started following a blog for the Paper Pumpkin kits called My Pumpkin Challenge and thought it would be fun to play along.  I love to see what other people are creating with the kits.  Check it out!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Paper Pumpkin September Stamp Set, Banner Greetings
  • Paper: Winter Frost DSP, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Modern Label Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

Tip of the Day:  Did you notice the ends on the bottom banner?  Instead of just cutting a piece of cardstock, I thought it would be nice to have a similar edge as the Modern Label punch.  This photo is the best way to teach you how to do your own:

Framelit

So – there you have a pretty quick card for someone in your life who has accomplished something worth celebrating.  My daughter is in her Junior year of high school and is taking very difficult classes.  The end of the first grading period is coming up and I want to make sure she knows how proud we are of her!

I hope you liked my card today!  If you did, would you please leave me a comment?  I would love to know who you would like to send a card to that would let them know how proud you are of them.  Don’t let those moments pass you by!  I have cards for birthdays, gratitude, holidays, even sympathy all saved up and ready to go.  I am going to make more cards like this to have on hand so that my loved ones will know that their accomplishments are noticed and appreciated.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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