It’s been a while since I shared some alternate projects using elements from the Paper Pumpkin kits. I got my October 2020 kit – Joy to the World – last week and started working on an idea that popped into my head while unboxing the kit. If you follow me on social media, you may have seen my sneak peek over the weekend. Well, I got the project all finished and my Christmas banner is now hanging on our fireplace mantel!
I made this Christmas banner similar to how I made my other banners (check out those posts here). For the base of the banner, I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. The Crumb Cake paper with the gold foil is from the card bases in the kit. I cut the bases in half, then cut the front section in half again to get enough pieces for the banner. I alternated between the horizontal stripes and vertical stripes as I adhered them to the banner bases.
The wreath is stamped and embossed on Vellum and die cut out. To get the colored embossed look, ink up the stamp with Versamark, then with the Just Jade ink pad (you will have to clean off your stamp each time so you don’t get the colored ink on your Versamark pad). Stamp on the Vellum and pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image. Tap off the excess powder, then heat emboss with the Heat Tool. Since the embossing powder is clear you can see the ink color through the embossing.
After the wreaths are all embossed and cut out, adhere them to each banner section by adding a few Glue Dots under the stamped portion. For the letters, add a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet and die cut out the letters. Each letter will have its own “dimensional” to adhere it to the center of the wreaths.
Then, punch a hole in the top corners of each banner section. String a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon through each hole (mine is about 10 feet long). Using some mini clothespins, clip the floral pieces at every other ribbon spot. Hang up and enjoy your new banner!
Making banners for the holidays are so much fun! Would you like to see banners for other occasions? Leave me a comment or contact me and let me know what other occasions (or phrases) I should make banners for.