Noel is going to hang vertically. I used the 5/8" Celery Grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up! I love the extra width, it adds more body and proportionately balances the look. Maybe I'll photograph it again hanging during the holidays ... who knows? Noel is made using the Designer Wintergreen paper.
Joy is going to stand ... at least I hope it's going to stand! I ran ribbon behind the chipboard to tie it together, but not to hang. I'm not sure I like it that way ... I may have to re-do the ribbon so Joy can hang like the other banners. Joy is made using the Designer papers from the Simply Scrappin' Christmas kit (and I'm diggin' the pink).
Both of these banners have lots of glitter. Holidays should sparkle, right? The glitter doesn't really show up in the pictures, but just imagine ...
This is a sideways, close up shot of the O in NOEL made from a snowflake. There was an alphabet O available, but I thought the snowflake would add a nice touch ... plus I could bling it up with a rhinestone brad.
This is what I'm talking about ... now you can see some of the glitter in this picture. This is a close up of the O in JOY. I loved the berries and holly leaves. I just smooshed them in an ink pad for color and then glittered them up. The O was put through a xyron machine and then glitter added. Having a xyron makes things a lot simpler sometimes!
Finally, this is the snowflake at the end of JOY. You can see the letter Y is also very sparkly. The green cardstock is adhered to the back of the chipboard, so I just ran it through my xyron as well which allowed me to not only stick it to the chipboard, but sprinkle just the right amount of glitter all over it.
Well, that's all I have for today ... except a surprise Blog Candy package! It's stamp stuff ... but I think I'll keep it a secret for a few days. To enter all you have to do is refer a friend to my blog and post a comment by Sunday night letting me know that you recommended my blog to someone else. Easy-peasy. And, maybe, just maybe, I'll post a hint later about what the blog candy is. Stay tuned!