TIME HAS FLOWN BY THIS PAST MONTH and I’m lucky I get dressed properly every day! I totally forgot to post this delightful JOY BANNER that I started in early October at my upline’s stampin’ event. Yes, I finished it at home in mid to late October.
We had two samples to follow, depending upon the ‘parts’ packet we had.
I had banner B but I made some variations on the stenciling.
Close up of each letter in case you’d like to make one for yourself:
My finished banner again, just in a different location:
- Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132697, $9.95)
- Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507, $19.95) *
- Shaker Frames (124155, $4.95)
*This Build a Banner Kit contains 18 5″ x 7″ blank canvas/paper pennants, 9′ of jute twine, alphabet and image stencils, Stampin’ Spritzer. It’s an awesome kit in my humble opinion!
The biggest tip I received from Debra for assembling the banner: Adhere the layers using the Shaker Frames. They won’t come loose and they hold very securely. You can use them right down to the smallest circle.
I know it took me quite a while to muster up the courage to make my first banner. But…….now that I have, I know it’s a piece of cake. The scariest part is daubing or sponging ink through a stencil that first time. I sponged mine by just holding the stencil securely in position. But you could get some Tacky Spray (I have some Aleene’s that I purchased at JoAnn Fabric after I made my banner). I haven’t used it yet.
Go ahead and try making a banner. I think you’ll be surprised at the satisfaction of the creating and the finished product.