Monday, November 22, 2010

Noel Banner

This was my very first attempt at a banner! I chose Noel because it is my baby girl Jayden's middle name. It was a fairly simple project and it turned out so cute. I altered chipboard coasters from Michaels to make this.

I am entering this banner into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge - #75 (anything but a card)

Instructions: I took 6 sheets of red cardstock and cut them just a little smaller than 4x4 so that they would have a little bit of a green border (the coasters were green when I got them), and I rounded the corners. I adhered the red cardstock to 4 of the coasts. I embossed the other 2 sheets of red cardstock with Devine Swirls and inked over the top with red ink to help the swirls stand out more and adhered them to the other 2 coasters. With the Pooh Font cartridge I cut out the letters NOEL in white at 3.5 inches using Shift & Marker Shadow.. and then I cut out NOEL again with the green dotted paper at 3.5 inches using Shift & Marker and adhered the green letters over the white to help them pop. I then adhered the felt angels on the two coasters with the embossed cardstock and added a red bow on the outer corner. I put a snowman button in the middle of the "O" using foam tape. Using my Big Bite I punched holes in the top corners of all coasters and threaded the green, red, and white ribbon throught the holes. And.. tada.

6 - 4x4 chipboard coasters (Michaels, these had green paper on them already)
6 - approx. 4x4 sheets of red cardstock
approx. 5 feet of white, red & green ribbon
Big Bite
Pooh Font cartridge
Cricut Expression
Devine Swirls Embossing folder
Red Ink
green dotted patterned paper
white cardstock
snowman button
felt angel cuts (hobby lobby)
double sided foam tape
ATG gun

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win my Big candy HERE!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!


  1. Beautiful creations, I love how it looks over the fireplace, great colors, thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

  2. GREAT job on the banner! And you've hung it in the perfect place! Looks awesome! Thanks for joining our fun at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges! Hope to see you again real soon!

  3. Wow fab banner, great choice of colour and details, looks fab with your fire place, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

  4. Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's!!


  5. wow, how classy is this! Thank you so much for entering this project in the DCD challenge this week, good luck!


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