Thursday, 6 November 2014

Make a punched Christmas Banner - Artisan blog hop

Hello and a great big welcome to another Stampin' Up blog hop brought to you by our lovely group of Artisan designers from around the world!

BUILD A BANNER WITH THE NOTE TAG PUNCH
It has turned quite cold here in the heart of England so my thoughts have turned to Christmas for my own project. I'm already getting quite a pile of Christmas cards together now so how about something to decorate the house? Come and see:


This banner is perfect for hanging on a mantlepiece, a shelf or along the top of a large mirror. It's quick and easy to make using the Cheerful Tags photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Note Tag punch plus an alphabet set and a few embellishments.


The tag image was stamped fourteen times and cut out, then over-stamped with the Christmas tree border stamp before adding the letters from Stampin' Up's gorgeous Metro Type alphabet. I used a handheld punch to make holes in the tags and strung them onto some twine (borrowed from the Under the Tree Tag a Bag accessory kit - LOVE this stuff!)


You can add whatever embellishments take your fancy! My own fancy was taken with gold sequins, the beautiful Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon and greenery cut with the Bird Builder punch and tied up with Cherry Cobbler bakers twine!

It's great fun making Christmas decorations so do have a go at this banner - and let me know how you get on won't you!

READY TO HOP?
I know the rest of the team are waiting to show you their ideas too, so click the button below and hop over to see what Allison Okamitsu's has come up with this week!


BUY THE SUPPLIES TO MAKE MY BANNER NOW!
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If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

My son came home from school yesterday full of enthusiasm for French. They had been learning how to say that they were ill, he told me. I asked him to explain and he frowned as he tried to remember. "So, suppose you've hurt your leg," he said. "You'd say j'ai mal a la jambon." I raised my eyebrows. "Really?" I said. "You'd say that your ham hurts would you?!"

See you tomorrow,

17 comments:

  1. Vicky I really love your creativity.

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  2. What a fantastic festive banner Vicky. Love it. xxx

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  3. Hi Vicky
    Love the banner... Another great idea from you....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  4. This banner is so sweet. I love it.

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  5. What a brilliant festive banner
    Jackie x

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  6. What a great idea! Beautiful Banner, Vicky!

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  7. Great home decor idea Vicky, quelle bonne idee!
    Val x

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  8. Vicky, what a darling banner! I may have to make one of these myself!

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  9. Very festive Vicky, I love it.... need a nice new fireplace first though in this house!!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x