Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun week end with fun friends



I went over and spent the day with Diana and Barb at Barbs house to work on two projects, one our Christmas house which turned out so cute and our Thanksgiving banner. I will post our Christmas house's tomorrow but for today I will show ya how we made our Thanksgiving banner.

The three of us took a little field trip to the scrapbook store, craft store and ended up with Starbucks before heading back to Barbs house.

I bought 5 sheets of dark brown paper (12X12) and about five other sheets (12X12) of other paper to add to my brown paper. You can use paper you have at home, this is just to give you an idea of how much we used for this project.

You will need eleven cards if you want to spell out "Give thanks" plus one for a space inbetween give and thanks, making it 11 cards.

Cut 11 - 4 1/2 X 6 out of the dark brown.
Cut 11 - 3 3/4 X 5 1/2 for your paper to adhere to the brown
Cut 11 - 3 1/2 X 3 3/4 this will be the last paper you put in the middle

I chalked the edges of all my paper. With a paper hole punch I added two holes to the top of every card to slip my ribbon through. I stenciled a letter on each card with a black felt marker and embellished each card with fun fall stickers.

Thank-you Barb for the great meals you fed us along with the pumpkin cheese cake!

Have fun!






















I'm really thinking a Christams one would be fun along with one for Birthdays as well! Enjoy!

15 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Love it! I have some craft paper for Christmas so I am going to make one this weekend. Can't wait to see your Christmas one.

Joyce said...

I love the weekend projects. I bet the best part was hanging out with the friends! Look forward to seeing your Christmas one too.

P-Dot said...

That looks splendiferous......I did a mini one to put on the ledge of my window that looks out into the courtyard.

Ms. Tee said...

That banner is just beautiful! I love it! I've been thinking about making one, but just haven't had the time. You're is so cute. :)

Jackie said...

Chris! That is so nice! Thanks for sharing this idea. Hugs, Jax

Darlene said...

That looks beautiful! Very festive!

Kelli said...

What a fun project for you and your friends! Such a beautiful banner...I love it!
~Kelli

Lisa said...

I am SO SO SO SO excited you found me! I have been thinking about you and wondering where you were and had wished we had kept in touch. I was thinking about your 12 Days of Christmas project last year and all your fun blogs, the twins...wow, I can't wait to read and catch up!! So glad to reconnect!!

Christine said...

Me too Lisa! I'll send ya my email so we don't lose touch again! Can't wait to catch up!

Christine said...

Glad you guys liked the banner...was easy and so much fun and I want to make a Christmas one now!!!

P-Dot said...

Old snoopy me, I just couldn't stand not knowing who Lisa is and how you lost each other and how you found her so I clicked on her name to get to her blog and low and behold......she is a Bon Jovi fan so I watched videos at her blog and had my fix for the week so no need to go to YouTube... hahaha....Hey Lisa, good taste!!!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed visiting yours.

I like the banner. Really great idea and sounds like a fun way to spend time with some girlfriends.

Rambling Girl said...

Hey Christine,

All you do is just copy and save it to your pc from my page and then go into your page and customize, settings, under gadget add one and then choose from list add pic and then just upload from your pc....

If you need more help let me know.
Not great at directions but can talk it better.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Very nice - I love banners! Thanks for commenting on mine. I have an easter one, also - I love to decorate for holidays.

Winterwood said...

youve given me some great ideas here, and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

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