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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  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

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


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