Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Banner

I wanted to share one of the projects I did this week while I'm spending time with my family.  We are celebrating Thanksgiving away from home (in Colorado).  This made it a little tougher for me to do any crafting and to prepare a post.  Please excuse the quality of the photography, which isn't very good at the best of times.  I took a page from the Sassy Lady's book.  If you don't read her blog, I recommend it.  Sheila (Sassy Lady) puts projects together in a ziploc bag and then takes them with her to make when she has a minute or two.  It is a great idea, one I don't do nearly as much as I would like.  However, this week I was forced to do just that (and I loved it).

The night before I left home, I had my poor E going like crazy cutting everything I would need for three separate projects.  I also cut most of the pieces for another advent calendar but in the end that was just too much to get done before leaving for the airport.

I recently purchased a couple of files from SVG.Cuts.  Most of the cuts in the Family Banner came directly from this Thanksgiving Dinner Kit.  I added/changed a couple of things and used one cut from a cricut cart. 

I love the pennant style banner.  I sized all of the pieces to be as big as possible and then nestled them together.  Isn't the pumpkin fun?  I used the DCWV Autumn stack and I used my cuttlebug to give it a little more texture.
Here is a close-up of the embossing and papers used on the pumpkin.  I wouldn't have normally thought of the glitter paper for a pumpkin but I think it works here.

I love this acorn.  The embossing really gives it a little something extra.
One of my favorite things about SVG.Cuts is their leaves.  I must have a dozen by now.  The leaves with this paper really worked out nice.  I had fun with this pennant.

This is the only one that didn't use the SVG.Cuts.  I used the corn from the Thanksgiving Cart.  It is three layers and lots of cuts but I liked the way it worked out.

And now for a picture of where we are.
 This is the view out the door in my brother's living room.  It doesn't get much better than this.  The Wonderkid has been sledding every day since we arrived.  He is in little boy heaven.  I've been thinking about a great mini-album for him based on this trip.  Hopefully I'll be able to share that soon.


Anonymous said...

Oh what a cute project!!! I LOVE it and what a VIEW!!!! WOWZERS!!!! Hope you and your family has a very blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Kerrie said...

This is just beautiful, just love the view from the window, have a lovely thanksgiving.

luna47 said...

What a gorgeous view! Looks so serene, and I bet the air is so clean and pure out there! Love your banner! I like how you tucked things into the letters and your embossing and paper choices. Really pretty! :)