It was a first for the Bennett Family.. we stayed home on Thanksgiving AND we put up our Christmas Tree and decorated for Christmas!! It has actually been really nice enjoying the lights and festive decorations the last several days, and not feeling rushed to get it all done right before Christmas like we usually do! :)
This year I added the Stampin' UP! "Candy Cane Lane" Christmas Banner to our fireplace decor!
I made this pretty DIY Christmas banner on the recent Caribbean stamping cruise we went on in October, and I couldn't wait to hang it up in our home!! The banner was designed by Jenn Gulch (she hosted the cruise - see more info here). Each piece of the banner is die cut with cardstock and designer paper and the Banner Framelits!! So easy!! If you didn't have these framelits you could cut the banners by hand, but it's really SO quick and easy with the framelits, I highly recommend having them for this project!
2016 Caribbean Stamping Cruise Banner Project
Basic Stampin' Up! Supplies You'll Need:
- Banner Framelits (#132173) (or cut your own with scissors)
- Candy Cane Lane designer paper (#141981)
- Large Letter Framelits (#141712)
- Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (stamp and punch #143493)
- Jolly Hat builder punch (#141847)
- Red cardstock (#102482)
- Crumb Cake cardstock (#120953)
- Cardstock Vellum (#101856)
- Doilies (141701)
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As you can see in the close up views, each "banner" piece is die cut in either Real Red or Crumb Cake cardstock in a larger size than the Candy Cane Lane designer paper banner piece. Just layer them together with adhesive, then decorate each piece!
The decorations are so fun.. they spell out Merry Christmas, using the Large Letters framelits, and they are layered with circles of vellum or a Delicate White Doily. Each banner piece is embellished with something fun, either stamped and punched from the super popular Cookie Cutter Bundle (gingerbread man/girl or reindeer), or the whimsical Jolly Hat builder punch! Some images are also cut out of the Candy Cane Lane paper, like the gingerbread houses.
To hang the banner pieces, use the Kraft Rope Trim (pg 13 Holiday catalog #141996) and mini clothespins (ON SALE in the CLEARANCE RACK for only $2.20 per pack while supplies last!)
If you don't have space for "Merry Christmas" consider doing a smaller one with Noel, or Merry, or Snow, or Cheers.
Truly, is this just adorable or what!? I love it!
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Purchase your Large Letter Framelits online here.
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Happy Almost December... wishing you cheer all month long!
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