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Shabby Chic Valentine's Day LOVE Banner


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Design by: Desiree (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Anniversary Home Décor/Accents Vintage Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Valentine's Day Bridal Shower Wedding Feminine Engagement Holiday Love Celebration Party Decorations/Favors Gifts Holiday Décor

I used the Elegant Edges cartridge to create the shapes, Victorian Romance for the hearts and Folk Art Festival for the letters. I inked all the edges using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet. The ribbon was half price at Hobby Lobby, and I love how it makes each letter appear to be topped with a little crown! The paper is from Lost & Found 12x12 Designer Paper pad (by My Mind's Eye). I used a nice ivory cardstock on the back of each shape for sturdiness. I was very pleased with the look of this banner. I hope you like it! - Dez :)

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • card stock for backing
  • scrapbook paper in 3 patterns for shapes
  • glitter cardstock for letters
  • distress ink for edges
  • ribbon for hanging
  • paper adhesive
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • Diet Cola (a must-have!)

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

* Cut 4 rectangular shapes and 4 oval shapes from the Elegant Edges cartridge. (If your scrapbook paper is thin, cut 8 of each shape and adhere them together for durability.) -Affix the oval shape to the rectangular shape.
* Cut 4 hearts using Victorian Romance.
* Cut the LOVE letters using the Folk Art Festival cartridge.
* (optional step) If you want a shabby/distressed look, ink the edges of all the shapes and letters. I find that this also helped the letters stand out.
* Adhere an oval shape to each rectangular shape. Then adhere a heart onto each oval, and a letter on top of each heart.
* Punch two holes in the top of each shape. String the ribbon through the holes, centering the shapes as you go. You can leave them free (so they can be moved later), or tie a knot in the front or back of each hole. Also, try threading the ribbon through the front of each shape, and then the back. Choose which option looks best with your banner. I tied knots at the very ends of the ribbon for finishing.
* Hang your BEAUTIFUL banner anywhere your heart sees fit - from your mantle, door, window, headboard, wall, picture frame or mirror, bookshelf or baker's rack. You could even hang it on a tree for an outdoor party (weather permitting, of course!).
* Well done! Now take time to relax and admire your accomplishment! Enjoy, Dez :)

Step 1

* Cut 4 rectangular shapes and 4 oval shapes from the Elegant Edges cartridge. (If your scrapbook paper is thin, cut 8 of each shape and adhere them together for durability.) -Affix the oval shape to the rectangular shape.

Step 2

* Cut 4 hearts using Victorian Romance.

Step 3

* Cut the LOVE letters using the Folk Art Festival cartridge.

Step 4

* (optional step) If you want a shabby/distressed look, ink the edges of all the shapes and letters. I find that this also helped the letters stand out.

Step 5

* Adhere an oval shape to each rectangular shape. Then adhere a heart onto each oval, and a letter on top of each heart.

Step 6

* Punch two holes in the top of each shape. String the ribbon through the holes, centering the shapes as you go. You can leave them free (so they can be moved later), or tie a knot in the front or back of each hole. Also, try threading the ribbon through the front of each shape, and then the back. Choose which option looks best with your banner. I tied knots at the very ends of the ribbon for finishing.

Step 7

* Hang your BEAUTIFUL banner anywhere your heart sees fit - from your mantle, door, window, headboard, wall, picture frame or mirror, bookshelf or baker's rack. You could even hang it on a tree for an outdoor party (weather permitting, of course!).

Step 8

* Well done! Now take time to relax and admire your accomplishment! Enjoy, Dez :)

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
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CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
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Was wondering what size you cut all the shapes and letters? I can't figure out how to download the files. Thank you.

Published on February 06, 2013 by gailarita Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Love Love the banner you made!!!!!:) I just got the Elegant Edges cartridge for Christmas, from my husband. And he said that he got that because i could make a lot of banners with this cartridge. So i guess i better get going on that! I love it! Thank you for sharing. Gailarita.

Published on February 05, 2013 by gailarita Flag Comment As Inappropriate