Kelly’s Korner – Fun not Fancy

Oh la la and welcome to my quaint little Korner !

It’s good to be back at work ! I missed you guys. How many people can say that after a holiday?  I’ve said this time and again, Urban Scrapbook is just the best gig ever! Oh ya, Europe is all fancy, but maybe even a little too fancy for me.

Really, can you even imagine living in one of these palaces?
This is the Palace of Versailles. Dripping with opulence. I fit right in, Lol.
Since I haven’t quite had the chance to get back to my craft room yet, I thought I’d share this quick and easy paper banner I made for a dear friend a short time ago. I used an old book and my ‘Scalloped Punches’ die by QuicKutz. We have this awesome die in the store. 

I really love that you get two sizes and the die cuts out multiples all at once. 
After die-cutting the book pages, I punched a hole in each centre.  I made a chipboard template so the die-cuts all got punched in the exact same spot. That worked great. 

Using Primary Element paints and a small brush, I coloured all the paper die-cuts.  The colours are called, Sunshine and Summer Breeze. Perfect right? I really fell for the soft and shimmery effects of this paint. Unlike acrylics, it’s translucent qualities are great for thin papers like this.

All the layers are held together with a small brad.  I love when a meaningful word pops out and catches your eye. Little happy accidents make me giggle. The flowers were glued to a wire twine bought at Urban. I decide to alternate each flower with a paper heart also cut from the book pages.

Of course, there’s a bit, a splash, noticeable amount of glitter! 

I traced the hearts with white Mono Glue and sprinkled with Super Fine Glitz in White. The small birdies that can be spotted along the banner, got the same treatment too. Don’t forget how meaningful tiny elements can be.  They’re like little surprises along the way.

The mini clothes pins were altered with paint, pink Stickles and more Glitz.  They can be used to hang the banner. I especially thought it looked cute in the window.

So peak around your craft room, you probably have all the elements I used for this banner in there somewhere.  Let me know if you make one, I’d love to see it. 

I hope your summer has been gifting you with glorious gardens, a ton of fun and heaps of love. 

From my heart to yours (via Paris)
I’m Kelly from the Korner
For The Urban Scrapbook.