Friday, October 12, 2012

Christmas in October!

So I realize it is still October, but as we crafters know you have to get on those Christmas crafts early! For this weekends project I made a Christmas banner with the left over pieces from the Halloween banner! I had to use a three letter word and the first that came to mind was "joy" so that is what I used.

 I also used the Pear and Partridge Workshop On The Go. I used all the inks that coordinate with the paper pack. They are Champagne, Smoothie, Cranberry, Olive, New England Ivy and Desert Sand. I used the brown in the neutral pack of bakers twine to hold the pieces together. There are rings that come with the mini-banner to hold them together, but I don't like the look of them. I put two on the ends of the banner to help hang it on the wall. I used the Art Philosophy to cut the banner shapes and Artiste to cut the letters and rosettes.

This is a close up of the right side.

This is the close up of the left end piece. 

 I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you have any questions just post or email! Hope you come back next week!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Banner

So this is the class for October. I am using the Moonlight Workshop On The Go, a mini banner and our slate polka dot ribbon. I also used the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges to cut the banner shapes, letters and rosettes behind the letters.

I realize it is hard to see in this picture but I knotted the ends of the ribbon around a couple of the jump rings that come with the banner. I thought this would help with the hanging of the banner. 
 The two pictures on the left are the ends of the banner. The two pictures on the right are the middle of the banner. The images all come from the stamp set that comes with the Workshop On The Go. The sparkles and brads also come with the kit. The rosettes are fairly simple to make. On Artiste you cut two of the same strips, score them on the score line and glue the two ends together. Next you cut out a circle for the back and push the middle in. This will hold your rosette flat. The rest was just cutting and pasting.

I know that I have been a little behind on posting new projects and I am sorry about that. I have been moving so there has not been much crafting time. I will try to have at least one project a week up for you for October! Happy Halloween and remember any questions just ask!