Sunday, October 31, 2010

THANKS Banner instructions!

We had a great time at the two workshops making this banner! Now that they are done I can share the instructions with you all! There are a few fun techniques that I used in the making of this banner… There are crumpled flowers, box pleat paper ribbon,(better known to the workshop attendees as the “little skirt”) Emerging color, and two-toned custom made patterned cardstock! I of course learned all of these from The Stamp Goddess! If you would like to have this in a printable format leave me a comment or send me your email address and I will send it to you!

I am looking forward to getting my craft on again soon! I love workshops but they put the breaks on my creative time. : /  

So incase you haven’t seen the banner here it is in all it’s glory!

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THANKS Banner Instructions


Cut 3 of the following

· Sorbet CS 3 ½ X 3 ½ - ink edges with Barn red or chocolate

· Chocolate CS 3 ½ X 3 ½ - Round the corners of this paper then distress edges

· Olivia paper variety 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares (flower )

Cut 2 of the following

· Reddish Olivia paper 3 ¼ X 3 ¼ - ink edges with chocolate or barn red then stitch around the paper about ¼ inch from the edge place a brad in each stitched corner on both pieces.

· Green Olivia paper 3 ¼ X 3 ¼ - round the corners then ink with chocolate

· Colonial White CS 3 ¼ x3 ¼ See special instructions below.

Cut 1 of the following

· Orange/yellow Olivia paper 1 X 12 (paper ribbon)ink edges with desired color

· Sorbet CS 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch square(Flower) – cut scalloped circle with Cuttlebug

· Chocolate CS 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch square (Flower) – cut scalloped circle with Cuttlebug

Stamping On Colonial White CS

One (1) tree in chocolate ink from Grown with love and rough cut it out then use a permanent glue stick and completely cover the back of the tree and adhere it to a piece of Chocolate cardstock then cut out. This saves you from cutting it out twice.

Several multi colored leaves from timeless… cut out

1 two tone sunflower from Something Splendid. Base color is a yellow and top color should be chocolate, cut it out.

On 1 of the 3 ¼ X 3 ¼ piece of card stock random stamp a variety of leaves from Timeless. First in Versa mark then the color then onto the paper… scrub and repeat with different leaves and different colors. Then add clear embossing powder and set. After it has cooled for a minute you will use a sponge with Barn Red ink and rub all over the cardstock! You just made your own custom cardstock! Isn’t it cool! Now Stitch around the perimeter and add brads.

On the other piece of 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ CW CS Random stamp flourishes from Cherished flourishes in Olive ink, then sponge or brayer with olive ink.


[T] Glue 1 red Olivia paper centered on 1 sorbet paper. Tie Hemp around the stem of the T and add foam tape to T and attach. Then Select 2 felt leaves and attach using liquid glass. Attach the whole thing on to one of the Clear pages of the album… first day of school 2010 044

[H] Sponge one chipboard page with garden green re-inker until desired coverage is reached. Glue one (1) green Olivia paper to one (1) chocolate CS Tie hemp to H and add foam tape. Arrange the H and the tree with the leaves falling into a pile on the Green Olivia paper and attach it all on the Green chipboard page.

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[A] Attach the custom made leaf cardstock to one (1) piece of the sorbet CS. Tie Hemp to the A add foam tape and attach to the leaf CS. Tie more hemp onto 3 buttons and cluster next to the A with glue dots


[N] Sponge one chipboard page with garden green re-inker until desired coverage is reached. Attach the custom made Green flourish CS to 1 piece of the Chocolate CS. Tie Hemp to the N add foam tape and place on the Green flourish CS. Spritz all your scalloped circles with the mister, then wad them up. Un-wad them and stack them and fluff them up, poke a hole in the center of the flower and add the filigree charm. Then use the heat gun to dry your flower before attaching it to the Green flourish CS. Take the ¾ X 12 inch strip of orange/yellow paper and box pleat it to make the ribbon. Attach a piece of Chocolate ribbon along the edge of the paper ribbon. Attach the ribbons to the bottom of the finished piece before you add it to the Chipboard page. Add the N and the flower.

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[K] Same as T

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[S] Same as H. add a button with hemp to the center of the sunflower before adding to the finished page.


[Display] Either string the whole thing on a long piece of Jute and hang it up or you can attach the jump rings and make a table top standing piece!




Item number


Olivia Level 2 paper pack



Mix and Mingle mini album



To Share


Item number

Needed per person


Heartfelt Wonder die cuts


2 green and 2 brown


Filigree Charms (set of 8)




Basic Craft buttons




Chocolate ribbon


6 inches


Chocolate cardstock


1 sheet


Sorbet cardstock


1 sheet


Pewter Brads (100)






For knots on letters and buttons


Tools to complete project


Stamp sets

Other supplies

· Olive

· Barn red

· Chocolate

· Sunset

· Sunny Yellow

· Garden Green

· Something splendid. Aug 10 SOTM

· Cherished flourishes

· Grown with love

· timeless... Olivia WOTG

· sponges

· Cricut and story book cartridge.. Cut at 2.5 on shadow

· Clear embossing powered

· Heat gun

· Sewing machine

· Corner rounder

· Brayer

· jute.. I have some to share.

· Cuttlebug

· Nesties Scalloped circle

· Piercing tool

· Liquid Glass

· Glue dots

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