Why fight the crowds on Black Friday when you have all the items you need to create wonderful hand-stamped and altered gifts for your friends and family?! That is the theme of our Fabulous Friday projects over on the Sisters in Stamping blog this week and my contribution is this Christmas banner. I love making these banners - they come together so quickly with the help of my trusty Big Shot and the Scallop Circles #2 and Scallop Square bigz dies. I used the Frostwood Lodge DSP papers along with the Christmas Lodge stamp set - I really love these products from the Holiday Mini, don't you?! Make sure you order them before the Mini ends!!
Here are some close-ups of the squares - the scallop squares are cut out using early espresso card stock and the scallop square bigz die. I attached 4" coasters to the backs to add some sturdiness. The DSP squares are cut to 4" x 4" and then the scallop circles are cut from the scallop circles #2 bigz die. I added texture to these by running them through the Big Shot with the Snowburst textured impression folder and then sprayed them with shimmer mist that I made using the champagne shimmer paint and some rubbing alcohol. The whole thing is held together with 1/4" whisper white grosgrain ribbon. Fun, right?! I think I will make up a few of these to give away this holiday.
Don't forget to stop by the Sisters in Stamping blog today after Noon EST to check out some other great gift ideas that you can create in the comfort of your home with Stampin' Up! products you probably already own. Have a wonderful weekend!!