Friday, December 13, 2013

Chip Board Mini Album Christmas Banner

I love mini albums, but so far, I haven't been able to make one that I'd show anyone! I look at the numerous albums carried by Flamingo Scraps, wishing I could do them justice. Then, while driving, I had a brainstorm. It was so good it almost hurt. I'd make a Christmas banner for my doorway or fireplace using mini album pages! I chose the Maya Road Chipboard Mixed Scallop Triangle Banner Mini album because the openings for the rings were the right size and shape to use with a ribbon, making sure that I bought two so  more than one banner could be made, not to mention "Christmas" is a long word.

I used a wide variety of papers, inks, mists, and paints to cover the triangles with. Since I had some of the Echo Park Christmas paper leftover from my Christmas in July project and some 25th-Pine from the Ustream December kit, that's where I started. Before I forget, the Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas and the Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets, which NEVER shed glitter, are AWESOME to work with. You could actually save some time and trouble by just using those. My letters are Tim Holtz grunge board and painted with TH paints. I outlined them with red and green Stickles so they would stand out.

I used red seam binding to hang my banner. My trims are from my stash, which would have come from the Flamingo Scraps Embellishment Grab Box as well as the Maya Road Scalloped Satin Trim - Cream and the Tu Tu Tulle in Cherry. I love the cream mini organza rose trims the Big Pink Bird carries, so be sure to check them out. The roses come in many colors, and they hold mists very well. Mine are green to match my holiday theme.The black and white "R" is actually the package of a Heidi Swapp epoxy sheet with Christmas buzz words if I remember correctly. Just goes to show that you can buy great things from FS and even use the packaging.

I made mini rosettes / medallions for embellishments for the bottoms of each section using the die from Tim Holtz. It's a great way to use up scraps, not to mention fun. If you need these or any other items you don't see listed in the store, contact Suzanne and she'll try to fix you up.

You could leave the letters separate and hang the them around your tree, not to mention make yo-yos out of the medallions for Christmas ornaments. Want more versatility with you banner? Make "covers" for it. Simply make triangles a bit bigger than the actual CB triangle, make a cover by stitching or adhering two of them together. Be sure to leave a little wiggle room. Decorate, then slide them over the CB shapes,use ribbon or twine looped through the holes on top, or make your own in the middle tied in a bow and you can reuse it over and over. Just slide everything off of the binding or whatever you use to hang it with.

Well, I suppose I need to get into gear and start decorating. Especially since I have all of these great projects  created with goodies from Flamingo Scraps !!

Happy Holidays from me to you !



  1. Kathleen..this is just adorable and perfect! I brainstorm like that just as I am falling asleep!

  2. Love it! I love how colorful the banner is.

  3. This is just beautiful Kathleen -- does the G-man approve!?!?!?!?


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