Friday, December 3, 2010

PEACE

OK I'm a little out of control and Mr. Chocolate is afraid I'm going to hang a banner on him. But  since I was compelled to buy both packages of those Jolee's snowflake stickers I used for my Vintage-y Music-y ornaments, I couldn't just let them sit there right? 'Course not. So what surface wasn't yet adorned with a banner? A mirror in our bedroom! And since it came from the great Barn o Pottery, I decided to do a PB-esque banner.

To the craft cave! Oh did I mention I've been to Starbucks? Cut out the letters to spell PEACE on my Cricut using a metallic pewter cardstock. Cut out ovals using the same cart ( Plantin Schoolbook) from a vintage cream cardstock. Cut out slightly bigger ovals from white. Ran the white ovals through:

my 5" XYRON. This is a very versatile size XYRON if you're looking for something to put on your Christmas list. Glued the letters to the cream ovals using this which is part of the superfantabulous Elmer's/XACTO giveaway I won from Craft ENVy. It's a double sided glue pen with one side for wet bonding and the other for dry bonding! Oooh la la.
This allows better control of adhesive to things like letters because it works just like a pen. Some people go all squibbly over shoes or clothes. I go all squibbly over things like this. OK shoes and clothes too but I'm just sayin'.

Pulled the backing off the bigger ovals and stuck the smaller, lettered ovals on, then added one of the snowflake stickers to each letter:. You'll have a sticky edge left. I poured silver glitter on that, then attached to a cream ribbon using glue dots:
These stickers are REALLY detailed!
And here it is strung across our  mirror:
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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh, VERY NICE! :)

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Carol, this is gorgeous! I love the details in those snowflakes, the glitter, the glue, everything! :)

Anonymous said...

I have gadget envy. Lol! It looks great! :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This may be my most favorite banner of yours yet! I love it!!

Michelle L. said...

You are so giddy! Less coffee for you tomorrow. I love it, the snowflakes look amazing here.

lindalou said...

To the craft cave. Loved it. Great way to start my Christmas decorating day with a smile. Off to Target to get my lights. (hope I'm not too late).

Anonymous said...

wowzer...you are into it girl...
the the craft cave.............

Ali Richardson said...

I love this so much, it's so pretty! I'm your newest follower. GREAT blog!

Chrissy said...

Love it!

Chrissy said...

Love it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out so great, Carol~ and I love the musical snowflake ornaments, too! Makes me want to take some time to play and create!

Kelly said...

I hear ya-I'd rather have craft stuff over clothes and shoes anyday! Love how this turned out. So dainty and pretty!

Kelly

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty; I think I could make one of these!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, as have been all of your recent posts, I'm trying to play catch up with the comments! Always love seeing how you decorate, and when again did you say you would be coming to do my house? lol!

Ellen said...

Very pretty! I wish you'd bring some of that energy over to help decorate my house. I saw you commented on another blog I visit, and had to pop over. I always say the answer is cheesecake, when someone says "can I ask you a question?" but chocolate is a great answer too! Off to become a follower now. ;)

Christie describeHappy said...

Excellent use of snowflakes that were begging to be put out!

Sandy Ang said...

Wowed by your close-up of the garland. If you hadn't said, I'd have thought you used antique brooches on them instead of stickers !

AttemptingAloha said...

This is awesome! I'm dying trying to find a place in my house where I could put one of these bad boys up! :)

I'm featuring this banner as Day 16 of my Blue and Silver Christmas! And I just became a follower.

http://attemptingaloha.blogspot.com/2010/12/blue-and-silver-christmas-day-15-peace.html

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,
charlie

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

OH it looks so good

malia said...

Visiting from Embellishing Life Everyday... love this!
Malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

What a beautiful project!

It's A Priceless Life said...

Your 'peace' sign is gorgeous...I love the glitter outline! I made a banner for my grandson's birthday party...I think I need one for Christmas too!
Shantel @
www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

Naturally Me Creations said...

Very pretty! :)

Oh, and i have a glue pen too, i love it!!! It makes life so much easier. I went all squibbly over it too...hehehe!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty;)
Jen

The Autocrat: Haley said...

ooooo Love the garland. I love some glitter!!

Maggie said...

Fabulous PEACE banner, so pretty, how clever are you?
Loved seeing all your crafting gadgets no wonder you're squibbly (great word, btw) I think I would be too, if I had all that great kit.
Maggie in Normandy

saltbox
treasures
said...

Very pretty! What a fun toy to have!
~ Julie