Monday, December 2, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 2 Modern Whimsey Banner

Happy Day two of the Twelve Days of Christmas my friends!!  One of my goals this Christmas is to make a Christmas Banner for both of my girls and when I saw the MIM Challenge at Papertrey Ink, I was totally inspired!! I love Danielle Flander's style so much and you can just imagine how excited I was to case her style!!!  Whoo hooo!! I had a ball!!
Here's a close-up of the whimsical style:

I used several different Papertrey Ink sets for this fun little Banner.  I started with the Banner Dies and cut two sizes of banners - one in red and one in Stamper's Select White cardstock.
Then I die cut  a Rustic Wreath out of Stamper's Select White and stamped it in Simply Chartreuse Ink and colored it in with Copic Markers.  Notice I wasn't too worried about staying in the lines to keep in with the Modern Whimsey feel.  I die cut several Confetti Borders out and some I stamped and the heart border I die cut in PTI red patterned paper.  I die cut a pink snowflake and a vellum snowflake using the Fancy Flakes dies.  Way fun!!  Then I cut out the Christmas One Liners which I totally love!! So fun and fancy!!
 I was wishing I hadn't sold my Tremendous Treats set to embellish this banner, but I made do with what I had.  So I grabbed the cute PTI Penguin, The 2010 Holiday Tags Reindeer, and the cute little snowman from Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers.    Such an eclectic mix of goodies, but this year is all about using my scraps and I am enjoying the challenge!!

Holiday Banner
STAMPS: Rustic Wreath, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers, Confetti Garland Borders, 201o Holiday Tags; Winter Penguin
INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: Pure Poppy Pattern Pack, Sweet Blush Cardstock, Stamper's Select, vellum
DIES: Fancy Flakes, Basic Banner, Rustic Wreath, Confetti Garland, One Liners; Winter Penguin

OTHER: Baker's twine

This Project also qualifies for the Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!!
Thank you for Joining me on Day two of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
See you tomorrow for Day three!!
Kristii

23 comments:

the primitive country bug said...

Your banner is simply adorable!! I love the lighter shade of green you used along with the tones of red. Love it!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

WOW - this is an adorable idea! LOVE IT!!!

Marcia said...

Kristi this is SO cool! Absolutely love all the different details and layers, and you've inspired me to make a banner too! :0) I'm sure your daughters will love these...great job!! :0)

Alex said...

OMG I love this! This is so cute and adorable, great idea to make a banner, this is lovely!

merryf said...

So very sweet! I love all your layers, this is definitely whimsical!

artful-notions said...

Kristii, I absolutely love your banner. I'm sure your daughters do too! Noticed you posted it in a couple of challenges. Because of the wreaths you used it would also fit Festive Friday's challenge.:
http://festivefriday.blogspot.com/2013/11/final-challenge-of-2013.html
Actually there's a bunch of choices your sweet banner fits. This is a winner for sure!

Steph Hilt said...

What an awesome project for your girls! Love the theme and colors you chose to make your banners. Everything you works just beautifully together. I too have sold sets and kicked myself afterward...but your Penguin, Reindeer and Snowman are great stand-ins!! Wonderful take on the week's MIM challenge Kristii!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous Kristii - love how you incorporated all three of the one-liners!

Jodi_E said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Love this.

Heather said...

A stunning card Kristii - a lovely design and colour scheme - your images are just delightful beautifully embellished!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Linda said...

Your banner is so, so cute. Love it.

Carolanne said...

What a great take on the challenge! This banner is adorable!

Amy Papale said...

How adorable!! Very sweet project!!

Rema said...

This banner is so cute! I have never made one, must try.....

Birgit said...

SUPER banner! Love each and every Detail on it!

Martha said...

Kristii, this is such a DARLING banner! I love it!

Tara said...

This banner is fantastic! Love the colors and all of the layering! Perfect!

A Crafty Person said...

Such a fun banner. The little penguins are so adorable.

Helen F. said...

Kristii, this banner is so precious! Love the colors and sweet images :-)

Trell Doxie said...

I think you nailed it!

Colleen said...

OMG how do you do that? All of your cards (or banners) are so special...with layers and layers of magnificent dies...your details are always spot on...You have inspired me to make a banner rejoicing in the season...This is awesome!

Manuela said...

Hello Kristi, your Banner is so super cute, love it.

LEG Studios said...

Oh, goodness ... that little preview doesn't do your project justice! It's so fun and festive and perfectly executed - just perfect! :)