Are you looking for a way to brighten up a corner of a room with holiday cheer? Or maybe you need a handmade gift idea for someone who could use some additional Christmas spirit?
Christmas banners to the rescue! Banners are perfect for adding to a mantle, banister, sideboard, window, treat table, and more! I created this Jingle All the Way Banner for the Scrapbook.com Holiday Inspiration Series on their YouTube channel and wanted to share it here with you today!
Watch as I take you through my step-by-step batch process for creating focal point images by selecting a main image, adding in supporting images, connecting them all together with a shape, and then adding additional layers underneath. We start from the image to the front and work our way back to the base layer.
These concepts can be used for anything and can be applied to any type of collection! Try this process for creating a batch of cards, tags, embellishment clusters for a layout, gift bags, and more! Watch the video below!
Welcoming a new baby into the world is so much fun! After a ten year spread, I just became an aunt again. Isn’t that exciting?!!
When I was thinking about what kind of project to create with the new Echo Park Paper Hello Baby Girl collection, I thought about one of my favorite things about newborn babies … how clean and sweet they smell after having their bath! So, I decided to create a Bath Tub Gift set that any new parent is sure to appreciate.
Next, I added my goodies to the inside of the tub. First, I filled it with white paper shred, then added an assortment of baby washcloths, baby lotion, baby wash, baby shampoo, and diaper rash cream.
I trimmed the pointy end from a couple of bamboo skewers, and then tucked them in among the goodies to create a banner across the top of the tub. The “BABY” pennant shapes are from the Ephemera pack. I punched the triangular pennants from the Onesies paper, then strung them all together on white twine between the two bamboo posts. Anything looks more festive with a banner, don’t you agree?!
Wrap the entire tub in cellophane for gift-giving, or place the tub on a cake plate for a cute centerpiece for a baby shower! Either way, the new mom in your life is going to love having some new baby bath supplies on hand!
Do you have a stash of brown cardstock that needs a little love? Why not make some gingerbread house cartons and fill them with treats as gifts this season? I think these would be so fun for co-workers, or to give to your little friends in the neighborhood. You could even add a loop to the top and use them as Christmas tree ornaments!
I mostly use dark chocolate brown cardstock in my scrapping, but have a lot of this lighter, gingerbread brown hanging out in my stash. I thought I would put it to good use by creating these gingerbread house milk cartons for Christmas.
I cut out a milk carton using the “Milk Carton Favor Box with Handle” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #138116 in the Silhouette Design Store) using brown cardstock. I then used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to the side panels. To give them a frosted look I rubbed the edges with white ink.
Next, I created a tiled roof by cutting strips of brown cardstock with large scalloped scissors. I fluffed up scallops to give them more dimension, covered them with glue, and then “frosted” them with white glitter.
The windows and doors come from another Lori Whitlock cut file called “3-D Gingerbread House (2 of 3)” (Design #22480). They are part of a larger gingerbread house cut file. I simply resized them to fit my milk carton and I was ready to go!
Last, but not least, I added dimensional foam snowflake stickers to the roof(bought at Dollar Tree several years ago … but each year they offer them, the ones this year are just a different style of snowflake), a candy cane sticker next to the door, a few foiled domes from my stash, and topped it off with a spray of ribbon and a button tied with twine. They turned out so CUTE!
Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!
I adore the whimsy and fun of a snowglobe, so for this first section, that is what I tried to create! I used an aqua circle cardstock piece for my globe and then added a smaller vellum circle on top that was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. I then added die cut trees and a happy little snowman.
This second section features a snowglobe die cut. I framed it with two layers of vellum die cut ovals, added a puffy sticker elf, and a pair of glittering, peppermint die cuts.
Santa himself, is the star of this third pennant. He is reviewing his list and deciding who will get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year!
This pennant makes me want to bake up a batch of gingerbread cookies and sip on a mug of hot cocoa. I added puffy sticker candy canes in the palms of each gingerbread cookie’s hand and accented the mug with a red gem.
This friendly little elf is out and about enjoying a wintry walk in the neighborhood. Just like the elf, I enjoy the peace and calm I feel on a snowy, winter night.
I added a pair of candy cane die cuts to accent this snowglobe. I love the woodgrain pattern of the Phrase Thickers that coordinate with this cute collection!
This final section features an elf dancing and singing atop a toadstool. He has a treat in his hand, ready to share with you as he wishes you a “Holly Jolly Christmas.”
Have you added the Banner Punch Board to your crafting arsenal? Pick one up for yourself and get making with it TODAY!