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Last Post of 2011

New Years Anyone?
A fitting last post for 2011, New Years Banners.  I have 2 evening planned with friends and so I wanted to make them each a New Years Banner.  Truth be told, I wanted to make one banner in silver and one in gold.  It's amazing what can be created with paper!

A lot of the embellishments I picked up from the $1 Store.  It's a great way to embellish and cost effective.  I topped the top of these Birthday Bash Banners with silver garland that have wee stars all over it!  I found "HAPPY NEW YEAR" necklaces for $1 and cut them up. Each banner has a word and 3 together say "HAPPY NEW YEAR".  The stars attached at the bottom are from the same necklace.

I picked up these silver snowflakes, 6 for $1.  A great embellishment!

I embossed the black shimmer paper with Tim Holtz clock embossing folder.  I need this set!  LOVE IT!  I cut the letters from Sophisticated (my favorite font) in silver shimmer paper.

I made them into 3 small banners with the 2 snowflake banners on either end of "NEW".   I made this banner with a little extra bling.  To match the home it is going too.  This is where I will be spending New Years with my family.


My 2nd banner I wanted to do in golds.  I also wanted it to simply say 2012.  The numbers are cut from Sophisticated and popped up on dimensional.

I added a fluffy gold garland with stars for the top.  Again embossing with the TH Clock embossing folder, I embossed this time gold shimmer paper.  Then lightly distressed Walnut stain to add some depth.  It really helped to make it look less washed out.

I cut and layered this chandelier from Sophisticated.  Then I coated with Dazzling Diamonds and outlined with black glitter glue.

A pretty little gold banner.

A little note on how I store my banners.  I fold them on to themselves and then clip them off.  This way they aren't floating around and run the risk of tearing.  Not to mention any embellishments won't go missing.

After you display store them like this and bag them up.  If anything does happen to fall off then the bag will keep it from getting lost.

Do you have a New Years Tradition?  What's your favorite way to spend it?  I love spending it with my family especially in my jammies;)


  1. Love your banners. They're beautiful. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. Johanne L.

  2. Beautiful banners! Terrific job. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!--Pat N.

  3. OMGosh - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! You did a fabulous job - I love how you used all your $1 store finds! :D

    - Mel

  4. How large are the letters cut? How long were the banners when finished?
    Luv your blog! tfs!

  5. nicole these are awesome! you are becoming the banner queen!

  6. Love your Banners! they turned out fabulous! TFS Have a wonderful new year!

  7. I love love love your Banners, they are awesome
    Happy New Year from one calgarian to another lol
    P.S how do you get your signature on your pictures

  8. How the heck did I miss this post....these are gorgeously awesome.
    I plan on doing this for this New Years :)
    Oh ya I have to say you are the Pinterest Queen, holy toledo lady, I just spent an hour on your board, now to go back to pin ;)


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