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November 5, 2011

Christmas is for Kids Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop creating Christmas banners. It begins at
Ellen - where you can also read about the amazing kids that we are creating banners and holiday cheer for this weekend.

If you arrived from Shawnee -, then you are in the right place.

I created a Christmas banner using the new Graphic 45 paper stack Christmas Emporium.

I took the vignettes and cut then to 5.75" square.

I then cut two squares slightly larger for each scene. I really love the loopy punch by Martha Stewart.

I adhered them with adhesive and reached for my eyelet setter.

I wanted to give it more stability so that it may be used for more than one season.

After going through my ribbon stash, I chose a coordinating red ribbon.

Here is the completed banner.

Now for the closeup shots...

I just love the bows connecting the panels.

If you are not already a follower of, I hope you will become one. Additionally, please check back daily to see the new design team challenges that we are having here.

If you would like to make a banner like this, you can purchase the Graphic 45 paper stacks from me. Send me an email or you can use the paypal buy it now button on the upper righthand side. Please include which paper stack that you are interested in using the comments section of paypal.

Please head over to Gina - for some more great banners.

Happy Holidays!


Martha galvez said...

Amazing banner, Job well done! This is truly a beautiful cause you ladies have done! God Bless you all. Thank you for sharing how you made this wonderful banner.

Ellen Jarvis said...

OOOH, I love this banner!! And I have this paper, isn't it spectacular!? Thank you so much for joining me on this hop for some very special kids!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Sunny79 said...

I this nostalgic style of your abnner...thanks for sharing !

Love, Marina-.

Beckie said...

GORGEOUS. This is a beautiful banner. That paper is mmm, mmm, mmm. The eyelets are a great idea.

Be blessed, Beckie

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is amazing, I love the vintage style of your banner and the colours are fabulous.

Linda xxxx

Donna Lee said...

Wow this banner is gorgeous! I like the extra touch of the border punch a lot! TFS

Pammejo said...

Whatever child receives your banner will adore it. Love the banner. TFS

Edwina said...

My goodness! Does your arm and hand hurt from all the punching? I have looked at that Martha Steward punch may times wondering how it would look. It is beautiful on the banner. Love the papers! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

ScrappinT said...

What a lovely banner! You can never go wrong with Graphic 45 paper!

Brittney said...

Lovely banner!


Lady Fair said...

This a gorgeous banner, I love all the layers, and the vintage look. I love the punching that you did, MS makes the best punches.


Lisa M. Lam said...

Adorable banner! I love it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful banner!!! I love how you tied the bows in between the banner pieces!!!

K Clark said...

love the vintage feel of your banner !!!

littlen said...

beautiful banner. i really like the way you used the ribbon to connect the pieces. tfs. i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

I love this banner. Love the shape and of course the papers. G45 is my fav. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

OMGosh by far my favorite, I'm a fan of Graphic 45 and love, love their Christmas line - this came out so very gorgeous! Good job.

As always, love hopping and seeing the great projects and talent from everyone.

Rhonda said...

This G45 banner is stunning. I love it. Nostalgic and Beautiful.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I am so in love with this banner!!! I love the paper for one, but I also love how you used an MS border punch to add more layers to the pics!! This banner has such a home spun, vintage feel to it. Really takes me back in time! Awesome job and bless you ladies for doing this for the children!!

Shawnee said...

I love the papers you picked. This is a beautiful banner!!

Debbie T said...

Your banner is the best one I have seen, its so well made and thought out! Love anything vintage and you have outdone this one.... well done your are number 1 :) I have become a follower.

lindaplus3 said...

what a great Christmassy banner... so festive and traditional :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Jojo Moore said...

What a beautiful banner!
I just love the old Christmassy Banner it just says vintage style, it makes me feel the joy of christmas
Thanks for sharing

Scrapfaire said...

Those scenes are so lovely and LOVE LOVE that border punching!

Trisha said...

Gorgeous!! I am so in love with these graphic 45 papers. You have created such a victorian look and great job of tying your red bows. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love your banner-and the vintage look.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Your banner is just beautiful. I love the vintage feel. I wanted to do vintage also, since I have all the paper and photos, but I chose to do a generic in case their are children that don't celebrate christmas. It is gorgeous. TFS
Hugs, Dee:)

Michelle said...

I like the paper that you used.... it's very vintage like.... aren't those Martha Stewart punches the best? I love em' they are no effort. You did a really nice job on this banner.

I'm a long time follower of your blog it's always nice to stop by and see what you've got going on.

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Stacey Brucale said...

Awesome banner. I'm loving the vintage style recently and you did such a great job with it.


Suzanne said...

Love it Bobbi Jo. You did an awesome job on the banner and of course the gorgeous Graphic 45 paper doesn't hurt.

B~T said...

Love it! It is nostalgic & the blocks look like quilt blocks hanging across in a banner. I really like the colors and the holly!

You connected the loopy loops well...sometimes it is hard to get them to match up & you had a lot of them to do! Great job!!

Debby Pannell said...

So beautiful. Love the detail, the punch border, the old time look of the pictures, the ribbon bows and all your pictures showing each step. Super awesome! TFS
TTFN from a new follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Susan L said...

Oh my goodness! I just love this paper. The detail of your banner is amazing and that punch just made it extra special. I am so glad to be in this hop with you.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Luanne said...

Very beautiful! vintage banner. love the graphics45 you used, I also have 1 in my stack and it's tags. the MS loop punch is great on your banner.

myfootahead@gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a wonderful inspiration piece your banner is!! I was trying to figure out which Cricut cartridge you used for the edges... haha on me, a punch ! Who would have guessed :) Love it !

Janet said...

Your banner is lovely The papers and images are wonderful. It would be beautiful addition to any holiday decore.
Wonderful to be a part of this hop with you.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

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