Monday, November 15, 2010

Thankful Joy Banner

This week, the Shabby Tea Room challenges us..."What are you thankful for?" (week 36) create a design showing something that we are thankful for, with inspiration drawn from a photo of some delicious cupcakes...yummy!

This project was made up just for a friend from my stamping group that has been undergoing some difficult health issues and surgery. Our group is meeting tonight for dinner to celebrate her success thus far. I wanted to make a little something for her, something that exudes my joy and thankfulnes for well as the upcoming Christmas season. So, it's not Thanksgiving, or match the photo per se...but does have a lot of "frosting!"

Have you ever seen Kelly Lunceford's (atomicbutterfly) beautiful banners? I have always wanted to attempt one, so decided this is the time!

I began creating my banner with the Stamp Simply Glad Tidings Ornament Kit, from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The kit includes fiber board KaiserCraft ornament shapes...perfect for covering with decorator paper. It also features the beautiful K and Company Glad Tidings 12" X 12" paper pad.

These items may also be purchased separately.

I did add a few items not included in the kit: chipboard letters, gold cording, gold chunky glitter, and a sticker from the Glad Tidings Dimensional Sticker pack.

I just love these accordian flowers.  They're so easy to make, yet add such a special dimensional touch!  Kelly has a great tutorial on her blog found HERE.

Thanks so very much Kelly, for the inspiration that you provide to so many of us!

ETA: This is a sizable banner...each panel measures 6" X 9"...making it very substantial...

After checking out Kelly's blog for inspiration, make sure that you do the same at the Shabby Tea Room site...the entries always make for beautiful viewing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this is gorgeous - I LOVE it! Knowing how large those ornaments are, I know this is a really good sized banner -- PERFECT for home decor. Both doing a large banner and making those fun accordian flowers have long been on my list -- you may have just pushed me over the edge!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb, your friend will be over-the-moon with this gift! A fabulous banner! Love the colors, the papers, everything . . . . absolutely gorgeous!

Traci S. said...

Oh Deb,

You are such a great friend to have. I hope you are as cherished! This is so beautiful! I would want it to become an heirloom. You make so many things that are just above and beyond fantastic.

I can't wait to watch the tutorial or read it, on those little flowers. I have wanted to know how to make them for months!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Debbie said...

Deb ... this is STUNNING! Yes, so much to be thankful for -- good friends during the holidays! Sounds like a perfect match to me! So happy you could join us this week in the Tea Room and share your amazing banner project :)

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW! Your banner is gorgeous and what a special reminder of your friendship as she displays this!

JoAnn said...

Absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous. Even more beautiful in person. What a wonderful thing to do for Amy.

Michelle said...

Awesome banner!!! love your design and details you chose!!

Clare said...

This is such a stunning banner! I love the vintage feel! Your friend will cherish this! :)

Sara P said...

Your banner is so elegant.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is fabulous! I really love the ornaments behind the accordion medallions and the letters. Gorgeous!Thanks for the shout out, too! YOu are sweet! Hugs, Kelly

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Great News! One of your cards is the "Card of the Week" at the
He IS Able blog. Thank you so much!

Please stop by soon, to make sure the section I wrote about you is correct. No wonder all of your cards are so beautiful...your heart is so beautiful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Pattie said...

This banner is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Leigh said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Jenny Gropp said...

FANTASTIC project!!! Love every bit of this banner!