23 Nov 2009

"Believe" I made it!

Good Tuesday morning to you!! The sun is shining and I am getting ready to go on my walk with hubby! Life is good!

I know you are probably well aware of the talents of Kelly Luncefor
d.....I have been following her blog ever since I discovered all of her fabulous banners that she makes - absolutely GORJUS!!

I was wowed by this Thanksgiving banner of Kelly's and this Hallowe'en banner - and I really wanted to give it a go, so when we were having our craft fair I decided to try to make one.

I didn't want to stray too far from Kelly's design because, well frankly, they are perfect! I just wanted our banner to be a bit bigger so I made the accordion flowers 4" across (I had to use two - 2" x 12" strips of designer paper for each flower-- I love love LOVE the accordian flowers (Kelly's tutorial here)

I had already cut the letters "Believe" out with a Cricut at one of my local scrapbooking stores, making the background letter 5 1/4" high and the designer paper 5" high, which was pretty big to work with which is why my accordion flowers are so big!.

This is not a dainty banner lol!

Since I used designer paper and not chipboard for my main letters, they were not very sturdy and I felt that putting glitter on each one just on it's own would be hazardous to the letter Smiley from

I adhered each letter to Quickutz double sided clear adhesive sheets. I cut each letter out, peeled off the other side of the adhesive sheet and added the glitter - very easy but still messy and fun and gave each letter a little more thickness.

Each background is made out of cardstock and is cut like a pennant. I stamped each pennant with several Christmas words from different stamp sets in versamark and clear embossed.

I really was at a loss as to how to finish the top of each pennant and I love how Kelly has her Thanksgiving words computer generated across the top of each piece, and since I was now lacking any further mojo, I did the same thing using Christmas words (why mess with perfection??!).

I finished the whole thing by edging each pennant with white ink.

I am really happy with how it turned out - very colourful and happy looking - just the look we were going for!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps, Papertrey Ink, compute generated
Paper: Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket), white bling (Bazzill), Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Versamark, clear embossing powder, felt ribbon (Little Yellow Bicycle), silver ribbon (Papertrey Ink), menagerie of different glitters, score tape, buttons, acrylic snowflakes


  1. OHHHH! This is Awesome!!! I Just Love it!!!!

  2. what an amazing banner! Beautiful!

  3. Wowzers Bonnie this is freakin amazing. Love it!!!

  4. Beeeeautiful!!! I love it! I love Kelly's banners, too, and this one is just fantastic! Great job Bonnie!

  5. It's a stunner Bonnie!!!!


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