I fell in love with Graphic 45’s 12 Days of Christmas line. But I couldn’t think of a use for it … outside of making a 12 Days of Christmas album and I knew I didn’t want to do that.
Still, I knew it was too beautiful not to use for something, so I bought a few sheets that featured a beautiful background and birds, ducks and a goose.
Eventually, I settled on a banner.
I enjoy making banners, but they are one of the hardest things to photograph! I hope from the collection of photos I am including, you can sort of see what I created.
I used the top of Bell Jar w/Pedestal Die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to cut out both paper and chipboard for the base of the banner.
I then attached the paper to the chipboard and used my Crop-A-Dial to attach an eyelet to the top of each one.
I used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die Word Play to cut the letters out of gold paper.
Next I fussy cut words, birds, flowers and a nest. I then coated them in UTEE and attached them with pop dots to create a glassy effect.
Then I added beads, gems, lace, punches and more to finish decorating.
I tied each one with crinkle ribbon and attached it to a wire to hang.
What do you think?