Friday, August 27, 2010

In case you missed it *TC - Celebrate* Happy Birthday Banner

The Happy Birthday Banner was on Teresa's blog Wednesday and in case you missed it, here it is again.  If you have not seen the Celebrate line just you wait, it's a m a z i n g!!! Just at a glance I was smitten with the blues, reds and oranges. 

I was straightening up my paper mess and as I was organizing I discovered, this line has a few different looks to it, like I said the fun blues, reds and oranges. Then I noticed the creams and whites... My mind was flying, what could I do to show you JUST HOW VERSATILE this line is. Ahhhh, the excitement. I stared and stared and the next morning woke up with this great idea and I was in my scrap room before the coffee was done! (That says A LOT!)

Here's what I came up with:




Once I figured out the shape I wanted it to be I cut all my pieces, distressed all the edges and started layering:
My first layer was the back of the Blue Birthday Party paper

CE1503 Birthday Party - B

Then I layered it with the Happy Birthday Transparency
CE1512 Happy Birthday Transparencies

I then cut a circle and a strip from the back of the pendants paper. I used a scallop punch for the bottom strip and adhered it to the lined paper (the first layer).
CE1508 Pendants - B

I cut strips out of the Definitions paper, I did do this creatively to make sure I had the words I wanted at the the top of the strips. Then I pleated the paper to make a "Lolly" gluing them to a piece of chipboard so they wouldn't pop up.
CE1509 Definitions - A

Then added the individual Banner letters to each piece.
CE1502 Banner - A

I then put doilies on the tops and bottoms to give it the lacy look and connected them with large brads.

And there you have it. I love it! I hope it inspires you to see things for more that what they seam to be at first glance too. Have a great weekend! ~C


  1. Your banner is awesome, but I don't understand how you got the letters to be a kraft paper color. I have the paper and they are white.

  2. Hi Cathy, Thank you for your comment.

    That is a good question, I simply used distressing ink By Tim Holtz and added just a quick spray of Vanilla Tattered Angels glimmer mist. To get the look I was after. :)

  3. Oh Cathy, Picture this...What if you had matching in one of the other colors like the red, blues or oranges, So cute! OR, Or, or, what if you just added a bit of colored glitter in the white spots of the letters??? So many ideas.. :)


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