Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful banner

I am so excited, this is my first project as a Glue Dots®  DT member!  I still can't believe that I made the team.   A few months back, perhaps even a year ago... I was asked what is one thing in my craft room I couldn't live without, Pattern Paper is a given my answer was my Glue Dots and my Paper Cutters.  I use Glue Dots on everything, everyday, they are the best invention ever!

Our first assignments are Thanksgiving/Halloween projects, and I did one of each (the other project will be posted later in October).  I decided to make a Thanksgiving banner using some scrap canvas that I had laying around.  

I am playing along with the Friends With Flair at Unity this week.  I used my new Simple Blessings stamp along with a sentiment from an older Store Kit.  This is also for the Falling Leaves challenge at Unity.


I cut the banner with a Spellbinders die, sprayed it with ink and then adhered each panel together with a Glue Dot® 

I then went to work embellishing each panel.  I cut the letters with my Fall and Back to School Slice cartridge. I adhered them with some Glue Dots and although sewing is not necessary as the Glue Dots are so strong, I sewed for decorative purposes.  I then used some Unity stamps and stamped the leaves and sentiments on some Crate Paper Portrait paper, cut out and once again, adhered with Glue Dots, and a bit of decorative stitching.  Finally I embellished with some buttons and twine, all adhered with Glue Dots, a variety of sizes depending on the size of the item.  The twine is from May Arts available at Ribbon Carousel.


Here is the full banner:

Now some close up shots.









Isn't the Crate paper perfect for this.

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team; hope you enjoyed my first project as a Glue Dots Dottess.


33 comments:

yyam said...

Well congrats again on making the team! This is a beautiful project Laurel! :)

Carla said...

Gorgeous!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the beautiful banner!!! (=

Jen said...

This is a fabulous banner! So glad you posted the close-ups...the leaves and buttons are too cute!

~Tammy~ said...

Just gorgeous! I love the banner! Simple blessings is one of my favorite sets!!! :-)

jennifer mitten said...

This is just gorgeous!

shuggy said...

this is amazing!

Jeanne said...

Terrific banner, Laurel. Thanks for the close-up shots. It showcases the project wonderfully. Love the details you added, too. Congrats on the new gig. I'm sure you're going to have a blast.

JPScraps said...

It's beautiful. I love all the details.

Kary said...

What a beautiful project!! Love this!

Kim Cook said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love the banner!

Shauna K said...

fabulous!! love all the little accents- the leaves and stamps and buttons :D

jackie 4124 said...

Fantastic project

Jen said...

It's gorgeous and congrats on making the dt!

Bananastamper said...

This looks great Laurel! I especially love the stitching! Happy Friday!

Kristy said...

WOW! This is amazing Laurel! I love the stitching and leaves and the spritzing!

lynn said...

fab, amazing and awesome, all in one, laurel! this should be published:)

chickadee3357 said...

Congrats on Glue Dots DT! Love this banner! Super cute with lots of fun little elements!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

AMAZING!!!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous project. Congrats on the DT position.

Emily Keaton said...

This banner is amazing! So perfect for fall. :)

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!!

Linda said...

your banner is neat I just love Thanksgiving time. Don't you?

Sarah Martina said...

This is absolutely PERFECT! :)

Roslyn said...

Beautiful fall decor project! Love it!

Becca Sadler said...

Laurel--fantastic fall 'flags' un-furled!

Kudos on achieving another creative milestone!

Sarah said...

This is simply gorgeous!

sharon g said...

ADORABLE banner, missy!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE this banner! Great colors and papers! LOOOOOOOVE!

Aleks said...

This banner is soooo beautiful.. I love how you stitched the letters!

Karen L said...

Oh my goodness, this is just spectacular! Love the colors and your stitching.

Julie E said...

Love it with the canvas! Your banners are always FAB!!!