Thursday, January 14, 2010

Valentine Banner

Do you ever feel a little let down when you take down your christmas decorations? I know that I
do! I even teased my husband and told him that I was going to take the christmas ornaments off of the Christmas tree and turn it into a Valentine's tree, lol. But instead, I decided to start making some Valentine's decorations. I LOVE the banners that I have seen on 2 Peas and some other blogs. Well, now Lindsay has made it easy to make some FAN-ta-stic ones using the Cricut and SCAL, called Pretty Banners svgs,with several different types of banners-swirls, plain, scalloped,circles,and stars. She also includes printable JPGs for you to cut by hand if you do not have one. And, even better, everything at her My Graphico Shop is on sale, 25% off for today and tomorrow only! Run, don't walk, to get your digistamps and svg files while they're on sale!
I made the whole banner with one sheet of white shimmer cardstock (which I used for the scalloped banners and the lettering), and one sheet of purple cardstock (that I used for the swirl and plain banners), some eyelets, ribbon, and digistamps from Lindsay's Love Grows Here digistamp kit. The challenge at the Digital Tuesday blog this week is to use embossing, and I am using my new Cuttlebug as much as possible, so I embossed the plain banner shapes with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, which I think added a nice touch, and went well with the other swirl cut out banners. I added tiny light purple heart shaped eyelets to the corners of the banners and threaded a sheer pink ribbon through. I am really happy with the way it turned out!
Now, hop on over to Lindsay's blog, 'cause she has a freebie and some eye candy for you-and then you can make your way on to the other designers' blogs for a lot more great projects!

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow Margie! You did your waaaay better than I did mine. This is awesome!!

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  2. How cute! I love it!!! Great coloring on those digi stamps!

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  3. lol Margie..... how appropriate that your opening post is about taking down Christmas decor. Do I feel let down, heck no..... I'm still working on it. It generally takes me a week and several dozen totes later as I ask myself WHY I do it to myself, the house is back in order. lol.

    I love how you incorporated so many of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. What a great idea to add the Love Grows digital stamp to each banner flag. absolutely love it.

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  4. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! you used the banner I love that, how fun! And all of the digistamped decorations, yum, you outdid yourself Margie! love it:)

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  5. what a cool project!! Your banner rocks
    :)

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  6. Great project and I love the embossing on the pendants! Cool!

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  7. What a great project love the embossing thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  8. Love love love the purple valentine theme Margie! Way cute idea!

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  9. Your banner turned out great! I love it.

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  10. Holy Smokes, girl! This is fabulous!

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  11. Great banner Margie! Love the colors and all the details! The embossing is awesome!

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  12. Okay, now I HAVE to try that banner! You make it look so fabulous. I love the purple you chose, but it's all the added details to each piece that really rocks this project. Way to go, girl!

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    PELIGROSISIMO AMIGOS MEXICANOS!

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