Friday, November 25, 2011

My Sheri Crafts and Decorate for Christmas

It is the beginning of the Holiday Season and everyone at My Sheri Crafts is decorating for Christmas.  Yes, that is our theme for the new challenge.  I have made a banner for this challenge.  I teach kindergarten and every year, each takes home a paper gingerbread man to decorate.  I encourage the parents to get involved and help their child.  I just say,"Have fun, and be creative".  As the children bring the gingerbread men back to school, I hang them on one of our bulletin boards in the hall outside our classroom for everyone to see.  We also paint candy canes, and make large lolipops to add to the board.  Instead of just stapling some words on the board for the sentiment, I decided to make a banner.

I thought the word SWEET just summed it all up.  I love the way the banner turned out.  I had my doubts at first, but now I think it is just perfect.  I used the Damask Decor to cut the base. I added a diamond shaped mat cut from George and Basic Shapes to each base cut.  The word "sweet" was cut from the Winter Woodland  cartridge.  The little peppermints and candy canes were cut from Joys of the Season and Christmas Cheer.  And the gingerbread was cut from the Gingerbread cartridge.  I used paper from K&Co and Recollections.

I added a few gems to the gingerbread. Red sheer ribbon was used to connect the banner pieces together.  And then to complete the banner, I tied red and green bows to the top of each letter.  I am so thrilled to have this cute banner to added to our bulletin board.  I know the children will love it!  

Please join us by linking your "decoration" to My Sheri Crafts.  and while you are there, you will want to visit all the other members of the Design Team and see their fabulous creations.  The ladies on the Design Team are so creative and talented.  You will truly be inspired!


  1. This is truly one SWEET banner -- LOVE all the little details you've added and it is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike for your holiday enjoyment!!!

  2. Beautiful and festive banner! Sweet is perfect for it! Love all the great cuts you used and the pretty papers. K&Co is one of my favorite lines! I am sure the children enjoy doing these projects!
    Love your project!

  3. Charlotte, your banner is fabulous! So many beautiful details to look at! I just love it! It really is so SWEET! :)

  4. What a great idea Charlotte! It's perfect for your board! It really turned out so pretty and I'm sure your kids will love it!

  5. This banner is just darling! How lucky "your kids" are to have a teacher as creative as you! Great job!


  6. Charlotte - your banner is precious! What a wonderful idea. It's the best kind of sweet...non caloric!


    Miss Sue

  7. SWEET is exactly right! Love all the lil details!

  8. Charlotte - What a great banner! Nothing says Christmas to me more than gingerbread; love you!

  9. Charlotte, the word "sweet" sums it all up. :-D What a wonderful banner!