Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thankful Banner

Hi Crafters! Well I am not going to have a video for you has been a very busy week for me and I just didn't get time to make anything new.

But, since we are close to Thanksgiving, I thought I would re-post a post I did last year about this time on a Thankful Banner I made.

I made this banner last Thanksgiving and I have just pulled it out of storage and hung it up again this year! I LOVE when that happens! is the banner and a few details....

For this banner, I used my Gypsy (of course) and used a cut from WinterWonderland cart for the banner base. I cut it at 8.19 height and 5.18 width. I used the layer feature on the Gypsy, so on page 1 of the mat, I copied the banner base 3 times to make 4 on a 12x24 mat. Then to make the shadow, I created another mat layer, copied the banner base to the 2nd mat and started enlarging to create a shadow. I ended up with a size of 8.53 height and 5.60 width, and cut 4 on the 12x24 mat also.

For the letters, I used Storybook cart and cut both the letter and the shadow of each letter, they were cut at 5.20 height and 3.22 width.

I cut the leaves on the end of the banner from the gypsy wanderings cart, cut at 3.86 height and 3.94 width. The acorn is from the Doodlecharms cart cut at 4.29 height and 5.12 width. The leaves in between each banner base is also from the Doodlecharms cart cut at 2 inches.

I took the letters and stamped a flourish on each letter using my glue pad and added some MS glitter to brighten them up! I then layered them together and applied to the banner base.

I punched holes on the upper portion of each side of the banner base and tied a ribbon to each to bring them together. On each ribbon, I added the little leaves that I had distressed with brown ink. I also distressed the leave and acorn on the end of the banner.

Well, I'm off to more decorating! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

You can find the gypsy file Here



  1. This is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

  2. WOW! This is beautiful, I love the colors and the lettering you used. Great job!!!

  3. It's gorgeous! What a great seasonal decoration!

  4. Love the banner, hope to make one soon, thanks for the creative idea

  5. Mrs B your banner is simply beautiful (or should that be 'bountiful') LOL!

  6. Love the colors you used for your banner. Keep the ideas coming. I check into blogs each morning to give me a boost with ideas for crafting. Thanks