Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Merry

ETA: I have had a few questions about my banners, so if you have sent me an email or left a comment, I have decided to do a Q & A soon. Stay posted!

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!

19 comments:

mrsnigby said...

What a beautiful project! I've enjoyed going back through your blog to see the different banners you've created for each season. I do have a couple of questions: how are you attaching each panel to your ribbon? Are you sewing them to the ribbon or using an adhesive? Also, do you have a suggestion for good storage once you're done using the banner for the season? Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity :)

Gwen Mangelson said...

I love it! wonderful,delightful, stupendous, and more!

Heather said...

This is beautiful! I have a book with vintage images and I am going to make some ornaments for the tree with them. I love your banners. They always turn out so wonderfully.

jen said...

This is SO PRETTY! Each new banner that you do I think is your newest masterpiece! :)
I was also wondering if you keep these to use next year? I still haven't gotten busy on mine- but now I have something else to 'Need' *wink*- that rose quartz glitter!!!

Lori Craig said...

Gorgeous, Kelly.... your banners are always the best. :) Hope you are well.

Wendie aka Tankergypsie said...

Exquisite!

Eveline said...

It's beautiful.
Eveline.

Deborah Saaranen said...

No question, you are the QUEEN of banners Kelly! Stunning!

Marci said...

This is amazing!! Your daughter is one lucky girl! Your banners truly are the BEST I have ever seen!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tanya said...

Oh how fun for your daughter! Its beautiful!

anya said...

Just amazing Kelly! I love all your banners but this is definitely a favorite! Thanks for sharing the detail pictures!

Desiree said...

This is so gorgeous, I love all your banners!

Anonymous said...

Merry is so very MERRY!! How exquisite. I can hardly contain myself. Naturegirl

linda.roberts said...

Soooo beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us. I appreciate it so much.

After seeing your adorable banners, I got excited about making a banner for my BFF who I couldn't live without. After getting over my initial fear about picking the "perfect" papers and perfectly coordinating the banner base, banner top & paper flowers, I now am wondering how you got your flowers to behave so well! :) Mine don't stay together at all. I've tried glue, sticky tape and regular tape. I haven't stuck the centers on yet because I don't know exactly what I want to do with each banner piece. Is that the way that you keep yours together, or do you have other methods?

Again, thanks for sharing your creativity!

Cynthia said...

Just divine Kelly! Love the vintage and the DP you used! I bet she is so thrilled!

LoveMyScraps said...

hoe do you make your accordion medallions???

Shabby Horse said...

You are truly the queen of banners! :) I love your banners and am thankful for you sharing them! Happy Holidays. :)

Denise Young said...

Gorgeous. It looks perfect. I love the vintage look and subtle colors.

Steph Zerbe said...

Again. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to see what crafts you make for the baby room. Banner, door sign, etc. NO PRESSURE. Best wishes!!!!!!!!