Hi there BasicGrey fans! Lexi Bridges here with an easy technique. One thing I’m not afraid of is to take apart product that doesn’t work how I want it and change it up into what I need. So today, we deconstruct and rebuild ;)
I knew I wanted to make a funky banner and I knew I wanted to use lots of embellishments to create it. The Paper Cottage Accordion Stickers were first on my hit list. You can see in the photo I pulled some apart. The newspaper print one got the banners from the cute stuff one. The word label was set to the side. A jewel and big blue die cut piece were taken off. I added the Paper Cottage Stitched Brads to the center of them all, as well as some chip alphas and even a few vellum stitched ribbon pieces.
When it came to the Paper Cottage Flags I knew I was going to be running them through some twine so the wooden stick came out and a button was added. Once I get the banner complete one of the flags gets a date stamp :)
A Clippings Garland was added and then I busted out some eyelets. Yep. You read that right. We are going to use them! If you add an eyelet from one side to the other (here, top and bottom) it becomes a great place to anchor down some twine for a banner. I punched out some paper buttons to combine with the chip ones.
This really had nothing to do with the deconstructed banner. I threw it in because I cut out this little title and couldn’t tell if I should use the patterned one or the solid one. You’ll see I used both.
You see that black circle? It’s covering up a ginormous hole! Fortunately in the same place an eyelet was going anyway. Pulling a Tim Gunn here and “making it work!”. Thread some embellishments through and run your twine between the two eyelets, tying them together on the back of your layout.
The “sweet” medallion goes perfect with an orange flavored mustache, don’t you think? ;)
Date stamped on a banner flag. Kind of unexpected and fun.
There’s that double die cut title. Maybe I should have outlined with pen it to make it stand out more, but it’s done and is paired with the label that we took from an accordion sticker.
The final result. The banner has a little bit of everything, but when it is all clustered together I think it works. Deconstructing elements and making them your own creates an even more unique project!
I hope you have enjoyed this run through of ways to make embellishments work for you. Maybe next time you’ll deconstruct and rebuild your own funky banner :)
Thanks for joining me and have a great day!