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Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and this is an open week meaning we can use any of the products we received for this quarter. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her beautiful project as much as I did.

This week I decided to use the Tin Of Tags Project Kit to make something besides tags for presents. I thought it would be fun to make a holiday banner! I love how it turned out. If you're a demonstrator, this would be a great class project as it uses 1/3 of the tags. So, you are still able to make two sets of tags as designed originally in the kit! I added just a few supplies to the kit itself to complete the banner.


I started by separating out 1 of each type of tag, and laying them out so the colors and shapes were evenly distributed across the banner. I needed some extra pieces for the end banners and the center "&", so I used Soft Sky Cardstock and the Triple Banner Punch to make them.


For this end, I used the beautiful silver foil snowflake with a silver sequin adhered in the middle. To make each letter, I stamped the Layered Letters Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it in white onto colored cardstock. This was layered onto a tiny scalloped layer of Silver Foil Sheets. This matched the tags nicely as several of them have a silver foil detail added.


I used Layering Circles Framelits Dies, the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits Dies to cut all of the letters and layers out. Then, I used the included silver and white baker's twine to tie the tags to a piece of the Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim to hold my banner.


For the end banner, I heat embossed the wood snowflake with silver embossing powder (after pushing it into a Versamark pad), added a silver sequin to the center and backed it with a small circle of Basic Gray cardstock. Simple but pretty!


Here is another look at the full banner. I also added lengths of the Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon and the Silver Sequin Trim to glam it up a bit.


Well, that is all for me today. Normally, you would head off to Michelle Long's blog, but she is busy taking care of her son Thomas. You can read a bit of her current story here, and I know she would love it if you stopped by her blog to wish her well. Also, you'll want to click on the button below to get to Rachel's beautiful project next! Thanks for stopping by today.

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