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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Love Banner

As much as I love making cards, I know that the person receiving one is most likely to display it for a week then throw it into the recycling. Sometimes it is nice to make something instead of a card. Something the the recipient might keep. Paper bunting banners are great for this. I have made quite a few for friends and family and most of them are still hanging where they were originally placed, which I take as a real compliment and proof that they like their gift.

The banner in the picture above is for our neighbours and good friends to celebrate their anniversary. I will also cheekily be entering it into this week's Jellypark challenge, Pass it On as I will be 'passing it on' to L & J.

There are so many papers, stamps, embellishments and techniques used in this piece. Stampin' Up!, My Mind's Eye, DCWV, Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen, I-Clings, embellishments from Cardinal Colours and Crafts Superstore among others. Most of the inks are Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance as I love the subtle shimmer they give. I also used plenty of clear and pearl UTEE, ribbons and buttons from my stash. The jingle bells are from East of India and the diamante ribbon slider is from American Crafts. The base triangles are cut from mountboard and the holes punch (like a hot knife through butter) with my Cropadile.

I have attached old fashioned picture hooks to the ends of the ribbon as our houses are a pair of Edwardian villas, fully equipped with handily placed picture rails for just such hangings!


Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a lovely banner! I know they will be thrilled to receive such a wonderful gift to recognice their anniversary.
so glad you joined our pass it on challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)

Tip Top said...

Bunting is always good!! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Tracey said...

Wonderful, I love bunting & this would look perfect in my craft room ;)
Thank you for joining the Jellypark Friends challenge this time.

Lisa said...

Such a pretty creation. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge this time and good luck in the draw!

Lisa x

Sara said...

Very pretty, I'm sure they loved it! Thanks for playing along with Jellypark!

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