Friday, January 6, 2012

Latest Mantel Banner Installment

I'm really liking the whole "banner hanging from the mantel" thing - it helps jazz it all up a bit.  I know Valentine's Day is right around the corner (though I'm sure it's still Apr. 2011!) but I wanted a generic "Winter" banner right now- I'm just not ready to think Valentine's quite yet.  I'm head over heels for the BoBunny Snowfall line so I had to run out and get some the other day JUST for this project.  Unfortunately, I didn't see any BB accessories I liked for it but as I was heading out the door, I saw some Little Yellow Bicycle packs that I loved.  Turns out, that if you "vintage" them up with a bit of distress ink, they go REALLY well with the Snowfall line.  SCORE!  I hung them from the bottom of the "tiles" with 2 jump rings each after reinforcing all punched holes with eyelets I've had hanging around forEVER.

Later Noted: It was pointed out to me that this could use some close ups and you know what?  I agree.  Thanks Samantha!  I added 2 sets of photos- the 1st without a flash, the 2nd with.  The 1st shows more detail, the 2nd truer colors.

Paper: BoBunny (Snowfall)
Snowflakes: (Paper Snowflake Kit from Winter Twig): Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink: (Faded Jeans & Walnut Stain): Tim Holtz
Misc: (Chipboard Letters): Heidi Grace, Jump rings, Eyelets
Simon Says: Something Old, Something New (the eyelets have been here for years, the vintage looks old, and the paper was bought the day I made this.)
Craft Your Passion: #91: Anything Goes Distressing
Tip Top Tuesday: #67: Anything Goes
Paper Crafts January Gallery Challenge: Winter
Unique Crafters Challenge: #1: Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous! love the colours and love the different shapes and I can not quite see what is hanging from them?? would be lovely to see a close up shot next time pretty please, Lovely so pretty! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha :0)
    Happy New Year

  2. So sweet and creative. Love this banner. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  3. As before these are fabulous but the close up pictures are just great so nice to see all the detailing down to even the jump rings!! Great job!! Xx

  4. What a fabulous project.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion this

  5. That is wonderful. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft you Passion. Shelley

  6. Awesome piece of work! I love the colors, the pretty shapes, the array of snowflakes - what a wonderful seasonal home decor piece. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  7. Oh, this is a beautiful banner! Great home decor item for your mantle. Way to go on combing manufacturers perfectly too and using up old stash (eyelets). Lovely and detailed!

  8. Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
    Hugs and best wishes!
    Tammy Louise

  9. What a fabulous winter banner! Love the colors and hanging snowflakes! Thanks for playing in the Unique Crafters challenge!

  10. Beautiful winter banners!! I love Bo Bunny :)
    Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Unique Crafters Challenges and GOOD LUCK :)