Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Countdown to Christmas :)

Hi everyone :)

I wanted to share a banner I made for the 7gypsies challenge  -- their challenge was to use at least one of their products and create a vintage Christmas item with it :)

I used 7gypsies Santa's Journey papers, 7gypsies tags, and 7gypsies canvas banner pieces (all 7gypsies goodies I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com) ... then I also added some Chic Tags, some burlap that I cut to fit the triangle banner pieces and the tag pieces and then I used some Canvas Corp twine and embroidery floss for stitching :)

I made a banner to count down to Christmas :) 

It is QUITE long :) 




And some close ups :) 



















And here it is hanging up in my living room :) 





Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

47 comments:

  1. First let me say I LOVE the banner. Next, do you already have your Christmas lights up!?!?!

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  2. oh Julie! This is soooo much fun!! I love all the fun vintage Christmas images and the burlap!! I also love that you've already decorated for Christmas!!

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  3. I love this! What an awesome banner-ific idea!

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  4. Fabulous banner, Julie! You can enter this at Cut It Up challenge blog for their countdown challenge:
    http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com

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  5. adorable! You are making feel all warm and christmassy!

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  6. Beautiful and I love how you hung it with the garland and lights!

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  7. awesome! love how you have in hanging in your room :)

    lol poor Walter got crossed off the Nice list!!!

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  8. Wow! Love this banner! It looks so pretty with the lights too! :)

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  9. Beautiful banner! Really thoughtful elements on each piece.

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  10. Hi Julie, love this fab banner, I love the cross stitch ties and the burlap layer, looks beautiful!!

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  11. what a fabulous idea , magnificent work x

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  12. Isn't that neat, what a great decoration!

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  13. oh my!!! this is absolutely fabulous!!!!

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  14. This is amazing...the hessian backing is inspired...a LOOOT of work, there, Julie!!! And thanks for the info on that paper, too:):)

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  15. Amazing Julie - and it looks so great in your living room!

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  16. You are...and will always be the "off the page" queen in my eyes. I love your banner.

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  17. Love that banner and the holiday lights with it. So festive!

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  18. So pretty, especially with the holiday lights! Love the burlap for the background of each piece. Great texture!

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  19. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is fantastic! Love each one....so cheerful and festive!

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  20. Your banner is just Amazing and GORGEOUS. LOVE each and every one and it just looks Super hanging in your living room!

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  21. Looove the texture with the burlap. Fab banner. Looks great hanging with the Christmas lights too!

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  22. Very cool! Though I have to ask what Walter W. did to get himself crossed off the list...

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  23. AMAZING banner Julie! I love all the fun elements and texture! GREAT job as always my friend!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh wow, what a cool way to "count down Christmas"!!!

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  25. That's a great banner! I enjoyed looking at all the close ups.

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  26. Simply gorgeous Julie! I love the vintage feel to it and thanks for close ups of all the days!

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  27. I love the way you attached your completed banner with the garland behind it. Fantastic project Julie!

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  28. Such a cool idea, Julie! It looks absolutely gorgeous with the garland! I wish I lived closer so that I could visit your home!!!

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  29. Loving your vintage Christmas banner! Love it :)

    ~Kim

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  30. So amazing Julie, thanks for entering into the 7G challenge! -- Camille from Seven Gypsies

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  31. Very pretty and creative count down banner!!
    What a fun and cool idea!!
    Love how you decorated each day!!!
    Love it!!

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  32. Oh wow how cool is this! The burlap really sets it off! Awesome!!!

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  33. OMGosh, this is SO cool! Looks so amazing with the pine garland in your living room. LOVE that you used burlap for the base and LOVE your hand-stitching. Beautifully embellished, too. That last big Santa for Christmas Eve is fab-u-lous!

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  34. Totally fabulous, Julie! Love the burlap bases and all that wonderful collage layering.

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  35. Super vintage feel to this pretty holiday banner! I need to get on some holiday decor. :)

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  36. Awesome!!! my home is still in orange and brown, gotta get those christmas decor going!

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  37. What a great idea for a banner!!!! It looks great in your living room!

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  38. yeah me too loving the banner!!!! Its beautiful Julie... You rock!... hugs...x

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  39. Awesome banner Julie! Love the texture from the burlap!

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  40. Fabulous banner!! Love the mix of textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  41. What a FANTASTIC banner looks AWESOME...

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  42. Love your banner!! It would look so good in our house too!!

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