I don’t know about all of you, but I am having trouble getting my very long to-do list done! That usually means my expectations are getting too great for me to meet. It’s Christmas and I usually push to get more done than usual.
But there’s really only one important thing to remember at this time of year though we are tempted to get caught up in the secular celebration and forget that Christmas really belongs to believers who want to celebrate their Savior’s birth. I made this banner to help me remember. And though I’ve spent every spare moment I’ve had for the past two days to finish it, I have used that time thinking about the place I’ve prepared in my heart for the baby who would come to die for my sins and to redeem me!
Even though the project isn’t complicated, it did take time to do faux stitching on all the pieces. I also had to photograph it in two sections because it is way too long. I will add this banner to the garland that goes along the top of the bannister in my living room. It’ll look grand there! I promise to take pictures when I get it up. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
The pennant and its shadow are cut from Sports Mania and are cut at 5”, and the scalloped circle and its shadow are cut are 4 1/2”. and are from Accent Essentials. The snowflake is from A Child’s Year and it and its shadow are cut at 4”. The letters are from Winter Woodlands at 3 1/2”. I also used Base Camp for the welded phrase “is the”. Of course I used my Gypsy to weld the phrase and to plan the banner.
The paper is a great mish mash of stuff from my stash. The pennant patterned paper is one of my all time favs and several years ago I bought about 10 sheets to use for one scrapbook. That scrapbook didn’t come to be, but I’ve enjoyed that paper like crazy! I think it is K&Company. I also used several sheets of Karen Foster. Love it too. The cardstock is all from Core’dinations. The ribbon is some I’ve had forever. I am so glad I’ve been making quite a dent in my paper and ribbon stash! I am all about using what I have.
Now for some close ups!