Monday, January 31, 2011

Banner Love

Or, Love Banner…po-tay-to po-tah-to. In keeping with my chocolate Valentine’s theme, I made a new banner to go on my fireplace :
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I  started with a chipboard book that I picked up after Christmas at Michaels for $.60. Yep. That’s right $.60. OK it started out at $1 from the dollar bin, but still…$.60:
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I covered four of the hearts with scrapbook paper :
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and added a torn strip of a coordinating paper down the middle. Then I cut out medallions in coordinating papers using my Cricut Expression and ran the larger solid one through the Cuttlebug for texture:
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Cut the letters LOVE using the Jasmine alphabet cart and put those in the center of each heart. Never content to leave things simple , I added silver foil stickers (I’ve used Magenta peel offs before but these are from Elizabeth Craft Designs…I found these at Ben Franklin) and of course I had to add some bling so I added some rhinestone and pearlized self adhesive strips.
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17 comments:

Melissa said...

Very pretty and warm - a fresh take on the v-day classic.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Way cute! Even though there's no red or pink it still looks very festive . .. totally wish I would have made on this year.

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

That's cute! I want one to go on my fireplace too but I haven't got the slightest on where to begin! I was thinking burlap....Too bad they dont' make it in hot pink! :)

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

So cute. x hivennn. p.s enter my vintage double camera giveaway?

BEAR's Mom said...

Wow...cute and you saved 40 cents!

Michelle L. said...

Now THAT is brilliant re-purposing!!!! A ton of precut heart shapes for peanuts - genius, I am stealing this idea immediately. The banner is loverly, perfect against your craftsman-y fireplace.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Super cute, AND I love the price! :)

Chrissy said...

Very cute! I love banners and yours are truly the best!
Have a wonderful day!

JC's Loft said...

Oooooh so pretty! I'm jealous of your mantle : ( We're renting at the moment so no fireplace/mantle for me right now!

Paula

Camilla said...

Visting from Rook No. 17's A Little Birdie Told Me linky party. Beautiful!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is beautiful, Carol. I'm really loving your chocolate theme for Valentine's Day. Very elegant looking.

Rose said...

great idea. good imagination. rose

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx so much for linking this beautiful creation at my party! :D

This is just lovely...i love how you added the scrapbook paper, and the silver stickers...& everything really! :) It turned out wonderful.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So chocolately sweet, your banner and blog! Your ideas are inspirational. Please consider sharing your creativity with my followers by linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. on Sunday. Hope to you see! :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Beautiful! Love the colors as well as design. Came here from the Tatterd Tag.

Jenn Erickson said...

Score on the chipboard! It's wonderful to have the talent and vision to seize a good deal, knowing that you'll have just the right project for it in the long run! I love what you did with the chipboard hearts, and am so glad that you came back for another week of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. I always enjoy your projects! Jenn

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Your banner is lovely! So happy to see it linked up to my blog bash K.I.S.S., thank you. I really do appreciate your inspiring ideas. Hope you'll link back up on Sunday. :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com