Hello and Welcome to Sundays post of the UK Scrappers Christmas Blog Hop.
Just in case you have stumbled onto my blog, I will let you know that we are have a new blog hop post every day right up to Christmas to keep you inspired.
Yesterday it was this fab post from MiniOwner.
Right My post is a Christmas Banner.
You can make this from a just scraps of cardboard, left over Christmas paper and die cuts.
Here's how I made mine:
I found some chipboard -i even had a piece shaped as an ornament but instead of using a page from the mini book, I drew round it. I cut out three shapes with the "flag" shape for the bottom. This was the largest piece measuring 4 and 1/2 inches by 6 and 1/4 inches.
I decorated each piece with plain and pattered card stock. I then die cut circles with spellbinder and sizzix dies. I think I punched out the green scalloped circle , Just use what you have. I used some die cut Christmas words but stickers would work just as well.
The puffy stickers in the background were free on a magazine
I also made "rosettes" from my Tim Holz sizzix die and decorated this one with a snowflake die that has been covered in glitter . You can't have TOO much glitter at Christmas!
I layered them up with 3D tape and ...LOOK good old Tesco's is selling plastic candy canes in packs of four, Perfect for this ! I was going to have a go at making them with fimo but don't need to now.
Here are pictures of each piece made up.
I have joined them together with ribbon but you could use book rings or wire.
I have mostly used Graphic 45 Nutcracker suite papers as I love them but any Christmas papers will do.
I have inked around everything.
Well I hope you like it . Its really easy to make and costs pennies- just use what you have in your stash. It doesn't have to hang vertically either.
Don't forget to check the UK scrappers Home Page to see where to go tomorrow.