TIME HAS FLOWN BY THIS PAST MONTH and I’m lucky I get dressed properly every day!  I totally forgot to post this delightful JOY BANNER that I started in early October at my upline’s stampin’ event.  Yes, I finished it at home in mid to late October.

Joy Banner

We had two samples to follow, depending upon the ‘parts’ packet we had.


Joy Banner A


Joy Banner B

I had banner B but I made some variations on the stenciling.

Close up of each letter in case you’d like to make one for yourself:




My finished banner again, just in a different location:

Joy Banner against SU Banner


  • Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132697, $9.95)
  • Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507, $19.95) *
  • Shaker Frames (124155, $4.95)

*This Build a Banner Kit contains 18 5″ x 7″ blank canvas/paper pennants, 9′ of jute twine, alphabet and image stencils, Stampin’ Spritzer.  It’s an awesome kit in my humble opinion!

The biggest tip I received from Debra for assembling the banner:  Adhere the layers using the Shaker Frames.  They won’t come loose and they hold very securely.  You can use them right down to the smallest circle.



I know it took me quite a while to muster up the courage to make my first banner.  But…….now that I have, I know it’s a piece of cake.  The scariest part is daubing or sponging ink through a stencil that first time.  I sponged mine by just holding the stencil securely in position.  But you could get some Tacky Spray (I have some Aleene’s that I purchased at JoAnn Fabric after I made my banner).  I haven’t used it yet.

Go ahead and try making a banner.  I think you’ll be surprised at the satisfaction of the creating and the finished product.




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