Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with TSF


Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Creations Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Joanne's blog. If not be sure to go back to check our her "Peace" creation. And the master list for the entire blog hop is below, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize!

I have always struggled with what to do with all the lovely Christmas cards I receive each year. So this year I made a special "Believe" banner that I have hung across a shelf in my living room and I will hang my Christmas cards with mini clothes pins from twine at each end of my banner. Pretty cool!

I really had a hard time getting good photos of my banner so please forgive my photo quality! These short days with sharp angles of the sun!

I used papers from MME's Wonderful Winter collection, sparkly letters from K&Co., plus bling, ribbon, tulle, twines, ric rac and trims from my stash. I also gave my various dies a work out plus my crimper!



Here you can see the details in each banner.







And I know this is not a great photo, but you can get an idea of where I have hung it with my cards attached down the sides.



I hope this gave you a little bit of inspiration for some festive crafting this season! So tomorrow don't forget to hop on over to Shelby's blog for her big reveal!

Here's the master blog list so you don't miss a single inspiring creation! It's not too late to back track if you have missed anything!

1st Day of Christmas: Joanne (10th)

2nd Day of Christmas: Audrey (11th)

3rd Day of Christmas: Avril (12th)

4th Day of Christmas: Christa (13th)

5th Day of Christmas: Dee (14th)

6th Day of Christmas: Jan (15th)

7th Day of Christmas: Joanne (16th)

8th Day of Christmas: Sharon (17th) That's me!

9th Day of Christmas: Shelby (18th)

10th Day of Christmas: Tammy (19th)

11th Day of Christmas: Carolyn (20th)

12th Day of Christmas: Two Scrapbook Friends Blog (21st)


And your next secret word for the Blog Hop is "and"!

45 comments:

Victoria Frail said...

Cute banner! I love the colors and the green trim on top :)

JanR said...

What a gorgeous banner! I love all the details on each one, especially the line of snowmen. And all the different border punches along the top look so cool!

Karen said...

wonderfully done Sharon....so pretty.

Lori S. said...

Beautiful banner and what a great way to display all your Christmas cards. I too love the different border punches along the top and all the little details. Merry Christmas!

Soesty said...

Beautiful ! Just Beautiful !

Rosanne said...

Lovely banner.

Laureen said...

All I can say is WOW I really love your banner! I LOVE LOVE the snowpeople! :) Brilliant idea to use the clothes pin to hold the Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas and All the best for 2012!

scasa said...

I love all the details on your banner. It is so pretty!

Laura said...

Love the banner, Happy Holidays!

Samantha Schibler said...

Love this banner. Thanks for sharing

Joanne said...

Such an amazing banner! You are so awesome with all the little details!
Joanne xo

Chris Sabean said...

Very Cute!

Lynn Le5 said...

Love all the details. So pretty.

Paper Doll said...

Oh wow ... the banner takes my breath away! For sure ... I'm making one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy said...

You are the detail queen! Love how each letter is so different!

Corrie said...

love the banner, the details are amazing.

Javelinamoore said...

love your banner, great idea. Something I can add to my ' crafting to do' list for next year's cards :)

Christa said...

This stunning!!! A beautiful addition to your holiday home! Details ate exquisite!

Brenda in Kit said...

I like the detail closeups you've shown for your banner....very pretty!!

Sharlene said...

Lovely Banner... Beautifully done!.. Happy Holidays...

TracyM said...

what a creative way to use up old cards! Thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Sharon, this si totally amazing!

Brianne G said...

what an amazing project - thanks for the inspiration

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MaryAnn N. said...

Gorgeous Banner Sharon!

Sabrina said...

Banners are so fun to make and have. Great job on yours! Fun idea to hang cards hanging on either end.

Ann said...

I love how you did something different under each letter. REally fun banner and neat idea for handling the display of Christmas cards.

Mamilou said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Great work!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Lovely banner Sharon & great idea for hanging your cards!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Great banner. I love those cute little snowmen!

Amanda said...

So beautiful - nice christmas decor addition!

Denise said...

Love the banner! Lots of great details!
DeniseB

Janice VO said...

Great banner! I love how you decorated each one.

Darcy said...

Sharon! That would look perfect in my house!!!

Andrea V said...

So pretty, and love the idea!

chelseaj said...

Those letters are all so pretty. So much detail. Love it.

Sherri said...

great banner!

julie dyck said...

love the tiny snowmen on the "v"!

jana white said...

very nice!

Heather said...

Your banner is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

Carla K said...

Love the banner and love the idea of hanging your cards from it. I struggle with it every year as well.

JanetS said...

Gorgeous banner!

TeacherMom said...

Great banner. Love the details you added into it. Love that you can hang your card off of it!! Thanks for sharing. Loving the blog hop!
Lynne