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Fancy This: Christmas Banner

Oh, how I love this time of year!! I especially love decorating our home and finding little niches where I can further celebrate the season. This year I had an empty spot above a newly placed mirror and decided the colors and patterns in the Traditions line would go very nicely! I decided to make a little banner to help fill the space. Here are some photos of the banner in place on the mirror surrounded by a bit of greenery as well as instructions on how to make one of your own!
GretaH Christmas banner 1

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Fancy Pants Supplies:
Tradition: Flocked Transparency
Tradition: Glitter Cuts
Tradition: Notebook Journal
Tradition: Tags & Titles
Tradition: Element Stickers
Tradition: Brads
Tradition: Buttons
Tradition: Ribbon
Tradition: Rub-ons
Tradition: Wrap It Up patterned paper
Tradition: Stripe-n-scallop patterned paper
Tradition: Finishing Touches patterned paper

Other Supplies:
small pine cones
berry sprig
brown ink
brown pen
hole punch
1. Start by taking out pages from the Notebook Journal and Tags & Titles and laying them out in the order you want the banner. I used two bracket pages from the Journal on either end, a larger zig zag page in the middle and two tags in between.
2. Once you have the order, use a hole punch and punch holes in the top corners of the inside pieces (only do the inside corner of the outside pages). Tie pages together using green ribbon.

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3. Start decorating each panel of the banner.The first page uses a glitter cut spread across to the next page, and an accordion flower made with a 1.5" x 12" strip of scalloped edge paper finished with a brown button in the center. Add bow and pine cone to top left corner.

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4. For the next panel, is a continuation of the glitter cut from the first page.

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5. The middle panel has an accordion flower made from two 2.5" x 12" strips of paper folded and combined. Punch a circle from the Flocked Transparency and add to center with a covered brad. Cut a circle from the brown patterned paper to go underneath. Add a sprig of berry after it is adhered to the page. Finish with a holly rub-on border at the top.

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6. The next panel. Add page tab sticker, button and some faux stitching (using a ruler and pen) at the top.

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7. The final panel, add "Let there by Joy" title panel. Adhere holly rub-on, overlapping onto the title. Make accordion flower with two 2" x 12" strips and brad in the center. Finish with a bow adhered in the upper right corner along with a small pine cone.

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8. Finish with bows adhered to both ends and finished with small pine cones.
Hope everyone has a Happy Holiday Season! Enjoy the time with family.

-Greta Hammond

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