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« on: November 01, 2012 11:42:22 AM »

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HO HO HO Banner - featuring Elmer's products

I have this one window in my house that's an odd size. Actually, there are a number of odd sized windows in my house, but they're not important here. The reason this one window is an issue is because every Christmas I try to add one touch of holiday spirit to this window and they all end up looking... forced. Inelegant. The wrong size.

Obviously, the only answer was to make something.

I created a stencil in my favorite graphics program (Illustrator) and printed it on heavyweight scrapbook paper.  I used an X-ACTO knife to cut the stencils.  

A word on the X-ACTO knife.  I have always used the basic skinny silver blade handle.  It's not that I haven't tried any of the more expensive handles, I just like the way the basic one fits in my hand.  But I have discovered that I keep a lot of silvery things on my workbench and I am constantly losing my knife.  Then I received the skinny pink handle.

I'm not a "Bright PINK" type of a person, but this bright pink I love.  Cheesy

After the designs were cut out, I used the X-ACTO corner rounder.  I found the corner rounder's strength is cutting scrapbook/medium weight paper -- perfect for this project.

I rolled the top end of each card over and used Elmer's Embellishing Glue.  No, I wasn't embellishing, but the glue is strong and squeezes out in a relatively fine line (important because I didn't have a lot of wiggle room).

Everything is strung on a simple piece of twine and the wooden beads are from an old broken garland.  So nice that they get a second chance to fulfill their Christmas Destiny.  Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 12:00:03 PM »

GAH, I have the same issue with losing tools among the silver clutter at my workspace.  Love the pink.

Love the use of the wooden beads in the garland, too.  It was like it was meant to be. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 01:22:16 PM »

This is adorable!

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 02:54:33 PM »

Love that corner rounder!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 05:17:59 PM »

I love love love this. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012 12:17:28 AM »

Teehee-- hooray for the pink X-ACTO!

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012 07:07:58 AM »

that's a nifty tool.  No fussing with getting your corners just right with a pair of scissors.  Lovely bunting!

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