Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My First Large Banner -- The Paper Variety Challenge #62

The Paper Variety has another fun challenge today and it allows for a lot of creativity....use an ornament on your paper project and you could win your choice of a great prize package from one of my very favorite Etsy shops....Precocious Papers. This could be yours:

or this:

Aren't they lovely?

For my project I decided to attempt my first full sized banner.  I recently bought Spellbinders Nestabilites Nesting Pennants and used them to cut the nesting pennants for my banner. 

I used an ornament from one of Echo Park's Christmas collections from last year.  The beautiful red cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the green pin stripe paper isn't even from a Christmas-themed is from an 8x8 October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper pad.  I just loved the cozy, homespun feel it added to the project. The gingerbread men and holly clusters are from October Afternoon Very Merry collection. I bought one of the Santa Sacks that October Afternoon is offering on Fridays and wow! was I floored by the large selection of awesome papers and embellishments I received. I added some red rhinestones from my stash and drew some dash lines... and all done in under 90 minutes.  Not a difficult project and I really like how it turned out.  Lookout.... I am sure I will be making plenty more banners in the future.

Did you hear the BIG news?  The Paper Variety has a design team call going out right now.  It is a 6 month term and I can testify that Abby and Suzanne are the bestest to work with.  I have really enjoyed sharing my projects with you through The Paper Variety and I am soooo sad that my 6 months is coming to an end that I just might re-apply....why don't YOU apply too?  Check out all the details HERE.



  1. LOVEEEEEEEE it!!!! I think creating for Christmas is so fun!!! I need to make one of the rate I am going it will be next Christmas before I get my butt in

  2. You did an AWESOME job, Sandi!! I LOVE IT!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim


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