The NEW banner kits featured in the 2013 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are so much fun to make! And easy, too!!! The kits contain everything you need to make fabulous banners. The only additional items you need are ink and adhesives. (Optional: sponge daubers and masking tape.)
The Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (Item #133507 / Price $19.95) has pennants and accessories for creating custom banners. Included in the kit are 18 of the 5″ x 7″ blank canvas paper pennants, 6 each of 3 designs; 9′ of jute twine; alphabet and background design stencils; and a Stampin’ Spritzer.
The kit comes with a Stampin’ Spritzer. To use the spritzer it is recommended to partially fill with either water or rubbing alcohol, then add several drops from the ink refill. Note: Make a mark on the spritzer at the level of the water/rubbing alcohol you use, then make a note of how many drops of ink you added. That way, you can mix another batch to get the same results. I suggest using the rubbing alcohol as it will dry faster. Personally, I found I got better results using a sponge dauber with our Classic Ink pads to ink the designs and the letters.
The more textured side of the pennant is the correct side to ink on, it almost feels like painter’s canvas. You can easily tell the front from the back by looking at the grommets, the “teeth” are on the back of the pennant. I used painter’s tape (masking tape) to hold the stencils securely in place. You will first want to sponge the background. I used the Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad for my backgrounds. After sponging on the background, position the shield stencil (the one with the circle) over the pennant to protect your design, then position the alphabet stencil over the circle. I used the Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad for the letters.
All of the decorative elements of my banner were made with items in the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (Item #132697 / Price $9.95) from Stampin’ Up! The strips of Designer Series Paper are scored so you can easily make the four rosettes. You also get three glittered die cut snowflakes, two 18″ pieces of silver 1/8″ ribbon; two 18″ pieces of Bermuda Bay/Pool Party two-toned 1 1/4″ ribbon; 36″ of Whisper White 3/8″ taffeta ribbon, 5 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and ten large rhinestone jewels.
I used a hot glue gun to put the rosettes together and to attach the snowflakes to the rosettes. I attached the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons with glue dots. You can order the supplies to make this banner online at joycefisher.stampinup.net
Stampin’ Up! artists have made two YouTube videos showing how they made banners for Christmas and Halloween. The Halloween video shows how to easily make the rosettes.
I will be having a class to make the banners in October. Be sure to let me know if you want to be on the invitation list.
Thank you so much for visiting Peace, Love and Joyce! I hope you have been inspired to do something creative today.
Peace, Love & Joy,
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