Well, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope ya’ll all had a safe and fun evening last night. Contemplating any New Year’s Resolutions? I’m hoping to use my Your Next Stamp stamps more often! Anyway, I’m back today with another mini-tutorial (that almost didn’t happen–my computer died!) on a fun project that will bring a little smile all year round.
I’ve created a cute frame with a little tether line across the front of it to clip things to and change it out for each season or holiday. Wanna see how EASY it was? Come with me. This won’t take long and it won’t hurt a bit…
But you’ll also need a little hot glue, background paper, and some sort of cord or wire. I used hemp twine that I purchased in the jewelry department at Wal-Mart (even though it pains me to go there, and they also have a fabulous dark brown color of this twine as well. It lasts a long time, so hopefully I won’t have to go back very soon.)
The plan is to have two banner pieces for each season/holiday–one for the main image and the other for the sentiment. You know…“Happy ________” fill in the blank.
Speaking of happy, that’s what these make me. Also a Wal-Mart find, the smaller of two small sizes found in the office supply department. Buy both, so you won’t have to go back to Wal-Mart for a while.
Cut paper to fit inside the frame. I did this by cutting the paper the same size as the frame’s fake girl picture (i.e. the incredible marketing strategy to get me to buy the frame in the first place. She’s so pretty–I’ll take it!).
Then, without cutting the twine from the whole ball of it, tie a bow in the end of it. Then figure out how long it needs to be against the frame, and tie another bow right there. Then cut it off from the mother ball. (hehe.)
Hot Glue the bows to the outside of the frame where desired.
This time, special thanks goes to the Winter Fairy from the Seasonal Fairies stamp set gliding around in her little snow globe (Tall Dome Globe stamp and Die). The banners are also embellished with the Whimsy Layered Stars Dies and the snowflake from the Whatnot Seasons Set One Dies. I want to make a whole set using all the fairies! Ok, I’m headed to Target today…see ya’ll soon!