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Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Joy to the World" banner

I got the bug to make a banner for my family to hold for our Christmas card picture this year. Here's how I did it....

 I just made this out of whatever I had on hand, so if you were to do this and wanted it fancier you might buy nicer stuff. I am also not a real sewer, so don't look to closely if you are, haha! I wanted it to have a simple not finished look, so I'm ok w/the imperfections in it.

Step 1. Find the fabric of choice and cut out 2 triangles a bigger and a smaller one. I cut the bigger triangle about 6" accross & the smaller one about 4" accross.
 Step 2. I just simply overlapped the triangles & sewed w/a zig zag stitch all the way accross to attach them.

 Step 3. Using a cricut or other cutting machine cut out words to make a stencil. I didn't repeat any letters, I just reused the "o" and other repeated letters.
 Step 4. I'm sure fabric paint would be best. I just used Tempura paint b/c that's what I had on hand. Clip stencil to help hold it in place. Remember to tuck the fabric back, so it won't soak through onto the bottom layer. I realized after I messed up a few times. It would have been better to do the painting 1st then the sewing. That way if you mess up on a letter, you can just cut a new triangle & paint a new one. Ooops! Luckily for me, it doesn't bother me too much. My saying is "oh well, it's home made". :)
 Step 5. Pick ribbon of choice, loop it & sew it on the back side. I also went back and reinforced the in-between parts where the flags attach to eachother, to just to make sure it holds up good.
Whalla! Here is is finished. I couldn't find a blank wall big enough to hand it for the picture. Good thing we have a big family to hold it, it turned out pretty big.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

I just found out I made the next round!!



I just found out I made the next round!! Here's my card for round 3. The challenge was to use flag(s) and or banner(s) and the word "happy". I make it to the next round by votes (anonymous don't count), so I'd LOVE your votes!! http://www.practicalscrappers.com/2011/10/card-contest-finalists-round-three.html You can vote every day 1 time per day. You just comment at the bottom of the post that you vote for Chrystie Desmet's card. (Your comment won't show up b/c they don't want people knowing who's winning, but your vote will be counted!) And MUCH appreciated!! :)
Thanks so much for your help!! :)

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Woohoo!!!

Thanks to you and some good friends and family's votes, I was able to not only make my goal of making it past the 1st round (the judges from Practical Scrapers). I also made it through round 1 and 2 (voting by people on your card)!! This card was for the 2nd round of voting. The challenge for this card was to make the theme anything Fall related and to include bakers twine on the card. I'm loving these challenges. You should try making your own w/the same challenges or make a challenge up w/only 2 instructions. It's really stretching me creatively and I"m really enjoying it! I find out tomorrow if I made it to the next round.... I already have my card made, I'll post it when I hear if I made the next round....


*UPDATE*
I just found out I made the next round!! Here's my card for round 3. The challenge was to use flag(s) and or banner(s) and the word "happy". I make it to the next round by votes (anonymous don't count), so I'd LOVE your votes!! Simply click here http://www.practicalscrappers.com/2011/10/card-contest-finalists-round-three.html and comment on the bottom of the post that you vote for Chrystie Desmet's card   ;) You can vote 1x daily till Thurs. Nov. 20th. You're comment will not show up b/c they don't want people to know who's winning till the end of the week. :)
Thanks so much for your help!! :)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I need your help!

I entered a card making contest. And I made my goal wich was to make it through the 1st round! Now I'm in the 2nd round & I need lots of votes for this round! I would SO appreciate your votes! This  link will take you right to the blog post my card is on. http://www.practicalscrappers.com/2011/10/card-contest-finalists-round-one-group.html  All you need to do is scroll down to the 9th card that says Chrystie DeSmet & looks like this...
Thanks for your help! :) Wish me luck! Just for fun here' the other 2 cards I made (you could make up to 3 for the 1st round...


The only guidline they gave was there needs to be pink somewhere on the card. I've already made my card for round 2, just not sure if I'll make round 2 or not, depends on the # of votes I get each day through Thursday the 6th! :) I'll post my 2nd round card soon...

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