12.22.2013

better late than never...a new holiday banner!

this morning was one of those perfect sunday mornings. we had a forecast of snow and snow and more snow this morning, basically meaning we were hibernating this morning. yes, both boys were up early (after being up many, many, many times in the night with little mr. re-nest #2 during night #1 of sleep training), but i made my tea (tazo refresh is my favorite) and happened across "you've got mail" on AMC. (note: if you're ever in a trivia contest where you are asked what one of my two top fave movies of all time is: one of the correct answers is "you've got mail.") with nothing but time and two boys who were looking to play, we headed down to the basement and my studio. the boys played. i finally got time to make a banner i have had planned for weeks, but just had zero time.

i've mentioned in previous posts that i re-focused my holiday décor colors this year. along with that, i wanted to have a cute little banner to string across the mantle. (many years ago (a.k.a. pre-kiddos) i used to go kind of all-out on the mantle. that changed the year i managed to knock down one of mr. re-nest's speaker-things from the mantle with my garland. that didn't go over well.) ever since, our mantle has pretty much just been stocking holders and stockings. i figured this year, with a little paper and some bakers twine, i could add something to this space and not be in danger of ruining more electronics of my husband's.

it's a simple little banner, really. just using some of my platinum scrapbook paper, some fancy silver with glitter dots paper and white paper, along with my cricut, i came up with this (that i think it pretty cute, if i do say so myself)

it seems my banner photo was photobombed by our santa the elf
 
i used two cricut cartridges: plantin schoolbook for the letters and circles, and alphalicious for the first scalloped layer. i also reduced the "flatness" of the banner by raising the smallest grey circle with some adhesive spacers.


i like what it adds to our holiday décor, and what's better is that i have zero chance of knocking anything over with this banner. (and, mr. re-nest appreciates that too!)

happy holidays! (just three more days to go!)
ashley

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