Saturday, March 2, 2013

Easy Weekend Project: Easter Banner

 Hello, Memory Bound friends! 
Even though we have several inches of snow on the ground, the calendar assures us that spring is just around the corner! And that means it's time to decorate for Easter! It's fun to update your springtime holiday decorations with a fresh new project or two.

Here's a wonderful Easter banner designed by Dawn which you can easily create in an afternoon this weekend. If you've got crafty kids who are ready for spring, they'll enjoy helping!

To make a banner, you'll start with pre-made chipboard pennant pieces. We carry them in a variety of styles and sizes -- just chose the styles you like best for your banner.

You can select any paper you'd like to cover the chipboard pieces. You'll simply trace and cut paper to fit each banner piece and glue it in place. To make quick and easy work of that step, Dawn used her Xyron 250 and 510 to adhere the paper and letters to the banners. Simply roll the pieces through the machine to automatically add adhesive to the back sides! How easy is that? All of us at Memory Bound LOVE our Xyron machines!

Dawn chose Easter papers by one of our favorite companies (they're from Iowa!), Moxxie. She used Tea Dye Distress Ink on all of the pieces of her banner to create a lightly distressed look. I like this particular color with lighter springtime papers! The butterfly (used on the "e" pennant) and bunny (used on the "r" pennant) were created with a Tim Holtz Alterations die board and the Big Shot die cutting machine.

 Dawn cut the "EASTER" letters from yellow cardstock in our Accu Cut die cutting center using the Typewriter font. She inked them and smeared Mustard Seed Distress Stickles on the letters for a bit of sparkle.
Love that chocolate bunny! This die board could be used on so many springtime projects -- cards, Easter treat baskets, gift bags, and much more.
 Dawn tied the pennant pieces to the Happy Spring garland. We have garland in a variety of colors!

Here's a close up of the garland Dawn used. I love how full and fluffy it is!

Update your springtime decorations with a banner of your own! Just stop in and let us help you get started! 
Happy weekend crafting!

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