Thursday, I said goodbye to the children in my class. And Friday was our last day at my school for the staff. The last day is so much fun because it begins with a fabulous breakfast/faculty meeting. The meeting is really just a few announcements with a party atmosphere. After that, if all work is complete, the work day is over!!! School is out for summer vacation and my best description is TRUE BLISS!!! I made a banner to hang up in the bedroom so every morning when I wake up I will see it. It says one word...bliss.
I know it is a little difficult to see, so I will show you the individual parts of the banner. But first I want to tell you that the banner is made using the DAMASK DECOR cartridge. The cut I used is on page 51. I just really thought this cut was the perfect shape to use for a banner of bliss.
All of the papers that I used to make the banner are from the Flea Market Collection by Colorbok. I just love this collection of papers and embellishments. They can be found at JoAnn's Fabrics.
The cut in the center of the banner is from CINDY LOO. It is the cut from keypad button three.
I inked around all of the paper cuts with several Colorbox chalks in shades of pink, pale green, pale blue, tan, and metallic gold. I just love the look this gave the paper. It helped to create a soft vintage look.
The font I used is from the ELEGANT CAKES cartridge. This is one of my favorite fonts. I just love the way it flows.
The embellishments I used on the banner include Prima flowers and Dress It Up buttons from Hobby Lobby. I also added Recollection gems of soft colors that are from Michael's. And the sheer rose and aqua ribbon is from Joann"s Fabrics. This is some of my favorite ribbon and it is on sale now.
To put the banner together, I used a ribbon punch at the top of each piece to thread the ribbon for hanging.
Yes, I think BLISS is a great description for the banner, summer vacation, and Krystal's Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky. So hop on over there for some great inspiration from the Design Team and join the challenge.
Oh, and have a blissful summer!
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