Grateful Banner

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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I've been in a banner making mood lately so thought I'd share this banner I made for Thanksgiving.

I used our Sydney Circle Album Kit which made this project so easy!  Combine the kit, our Flourish-bet Alphabet Stamp Set and a few embellishments and this banner was complete in no time at all!

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I even added glitter!  I endured the mess because I thought it would be so much fun!  What really attracked me though was the color of these glitters!  I knew they'd be a perfect match with our Sydney papers!  AND ... they were 50% off ... which made them $1.50 at our local craft store.

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To make the scallop wheels I rolled 2 scallop circles ...

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And then pulled out my Scor-Buddy to score them.  Notice the green line I drew on my Scor-Buddy.  I can't tell the lines apart so I colored one in with a Sharpie.  I scored in half, rotated, scored in half, rotated, etc ...

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Cut one line up to the center.  TIP:  You could also use a circle punch and punch a small hole in the center, where all of the points meet, to make folding a tad easier!

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Fold the scallops as shown ...

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I then applied Scor-Tape to one scallop ...

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And adhered it to the other ...

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Finish adhering the other side ...

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I inked my edges with a touch of VersaMark and then added my letter as shown ...

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A fun project that truly looks FABULOUS in person!  I hope you enjoy!


Supplies Used:  T2961 Flourish-bet, T2804 Fancy Curls, Sydney Circle Album Kit, VersaMark and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Pewter Eyelets, Penelope and Sydney Ribbon, Ivory and Penelope Cardstock, K304 Flourishes Impressies Die, Pink and Blue Circle Punches, Scor-Buddy, Scor-Tape, Pop Dots

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  1. Such a neat banner! Love the scalloped circles, thanks for the tutorial!

  2. I didn't know scalloped, pleated circles could be so easy - thanks for showing us how! So fun.

  3. That was a great tutorial! I'm sure the banner is just gorgeous hanging in your house!!

  4. That is really beautiful. I would not have thought to pleat it and do it that way. Very nice!

  5. this is great! What a wonderful way to use the Sydney Circle album! and - thanks for the tutorial on the pleated circles - something else new!

  6. This is sooo cool! I can't wait to make one of those scored scallops...TFS another great project!

  7. Such a festive banner! Great tutorial too! TFS

  8. What a great way to use the scallop circles, I love banners too.

  9. Beautiful banner and wonderful tutorial.

  10. Wonderful banner. Love how you did the scallops!

  11. This is wonderful! If you don't mind, I'm going to "lift" this creation and make it my own!! Thanks for the inspiration!