As promised, here is the banner I have been working on for my daughter's bedroom. After I got done with my Get Well card on Saturday, I knew that I wanted to use that paper combo on another project and what better way than with a holiday project. I had so much fun making this and it looks so cute in my daughter's bedroom. Actually, this is my favorite banner I have ever made. I added a lot of details which added to the fun. I am tempted to pull off the letters when Christmas is over and add a new word and leave it up all year long. Hmmmm.....
All of the papers are from K & Company (The Bailey Collection) with the exception of the text paper at the top of each panel and the circles under the r and the y which is from Tweety Jill Publications. I didn't want to add my "standard" buttons where each panel joins, so I added a festive touch by adding some silver jingle bells tied with a bow. I simply used a glue gun to stick them on, rather than threadintg them through each panel.
Originally, I only had the banner saying the word Merry, but once I measured it with the shelf that it would be hanging from, I realized that it really should have two more panels. I solved this dilema by cutting two more panels and used Vintage images from Crafty Secrets for embellishment. The snowman got a little something extra by adding the pearl buttons to the tummy.
The angel is from Crafty Secrets as well and I added a few rhinestone gems to the corners and a retired "Snow Flurry" from Stampin' Up! Of course all of the edges recieved a generous sprinkling of Rose Quartz glitter from Martha Stewart. I had quite a time cleaning up after this project...everything had pink glitter stuck to it, including my DH last night! I don't know how that happened. Maybe while we smooched under the mistletoe? LOL!
The finishing touch was some crepe paper ruffles added to the top of each panel. I simply baste stitched strips and gathered each piece to 3 1/2 inches and then adhered it with sticky strip. I almost didn't add it, but I am glad I took the extra time to put it on. My daughter was really concerned when she came home from school and said that I had covered up two letters with the pictures. I had to explain to her that there weren't any letters on those panels. She seems pleased with it as well as her small pink tinsel tree with pink lights. Her Barbies have been ringing in the Holiday's around the pink glow! LOL! Thanks for fluttering by!