Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DCWV / Faber-Castell Blog Hop Week!!!

 
Hello!  Welcome to Day #2 of the DCWV/Faber-Castell Blog Hop Week!  Yay!!!  You know what that means? Inspiration and Giveaways, woot woot!!! If you've stumbled upon my blog make sure you start at the DCWV Blog so you can see all of the inspiration, as well as how you can get entered for the giveaways!  By the way if you are wanting to know the prizes DCWV will have 3 giveaways worth $50 each!!! woot woot!!!  And Faber-Castell will be giving away a $50 prize pack as well! woo hoo!!!!

Now onto my project for this hop... I've created a paper tassel banner.  This is very similar to the tissue tassels, if you have ever seen them, and I also made a step by step tutorial on how to make these tassels yourself.  DCWV has a wonderful stack called Vintage Essentials made of wonderful collage/tissue type cardstock so it is really versatile...




First, I hung this up on my China Cabinet so you could see it in all it's glory... but I'll show you add the end of the post where it finally found a home among my Christmas decorations.  Let me share the tutorial before showing that...

1. cover each 12 x 12 with various Gellatos (colors I've used: Snow Cone, Red Cherry, Butterscotch Carmel, Metallic Mint)

2. Fold over in half and then fold over again until it looks folded like mine above.  Then with scissor make straight cuts from the bottom towards the edge leaving about 1.5" at the top.  Also make sure not to cut any of the folds, just cut as close as you can.

3. Open it all up and it should look like the photo above if cut correctly.

4.  start at one end and begin rolling the paper up.  Go slowly so that the fringes don't get caught on one another and rip.

5.  Next I twisted the center and folded over.  To keep the circle top I used some of the DCWV Adhesive Jeweled sheet trimmed and wrapped around as shown.





Here is a group of them in the various colors before I strung them up.

I also created circles to go in between the tassels that I wrote various words on that remind me of Christmas.  White I don't have a tutorial on these I can tell you have I made them...


I started by painting a heavy weight white cardstock with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint and letting it dry.  This product goes on so smoothly, gives great coverage, and drys fast! love it!  I then wrote my words using PITT artist pen in Silver.  To give it a chalkboard look I went over it with the Snow Cone Gellato and smudged it with my finger.  I then adhered these circles to punched out circles from the Holiday Glitzy Glitter Stack.

And here is where I finally hung my tassle banner...



Doesn't it look perfect here?  I love it!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you, or maybe you've picked up some new techniques, tips or tricks!  Make sure you stop by the DCWV blog for full blog hop details and don't forget about the giveaways!!!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

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32 comments:

Laura Strack said...

Those tassels are fabulous!! Love how your banner turned out.

Ange said...

Very fun!

Mary Holshouser said...

What a cute banner. It looks so nice under the snowmen.
A fun and easy project that any age.
thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Fun banner, Lisa! Love those vintage papers! TFS!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I have not seen a tassel banner like yours before! I love it and will be giving it a try!

cghundley said...

Super cute and
looks great all
hung up.
Carla from Utah

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful banner and so easy!!!

Janis said...

How fun!! These tassels are fabulous and I love the little joy words on the top of the bundles.
<3 J

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Heather Thompson said...

That is awesome Lisa! very fun. I love that stack! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have never seen these before- but they look so cool with your snowmen above them! Thanks for the tutorial- I always love visuals!

cdm317 said...

Thank you for a great tutorial! What a fun banner, I will have to try this!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous project. TFS

Robin B. said...

What a fun banner! I love the tassels, thanks for sharing.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!!

Amy C. said...

The fringe is awesome...love your garland!

Karen Sue said...

What a wonderful project, love it.

Renee said...

This is really beautiful Lisa, I'll definitely give this a try!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

JoAnn said...

What a fun and unique banner. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jan Garber said...

I think the banner really sets off your snowmen! How creative to use the FC colors that way!

Nelly's handmade said...

Nice work with the gelatos! :) Love the colors...so gentile and soft :)
I recently received my gelatos and still haven't any time to play around with but I sure will do now :) You definitely inspired me :)

JPScraps said...

This is such a fun idea! Love it!

Judy said...

What a cute idea. I like the fact that it is cut into fringe. Your colors are super and the little chalkboard stickers in between are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us.

Dodge3670 said...

Love your banner and all that gorgeous color!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Lynn G.

LemonDropMemories said...

What a cute banner! I love the vintage paper!

snazzyjj said...

Festive holiday project.

paperpapier said...

the tassels created a very festive mood in the house indeed...awesome decoration idea!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS banner Lisa!!!
LOVE your FUN tassels, LOVE your pretty chalkboard words too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing this COOL tutorial - I look forward to trying these techniques soon :)

Milka Gubo said...

This is such a great idea :-D

OlesyaK said...

that is very untraditional and such an inspired holiday banner! lovely!

Raven said...

Thanks for the instructions...I need some chalkboard paint.

Ruby N said...

this is sooo cool!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a cute project thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

 
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