Over the past year, we've been making banners for each of the seasons and now that we're into the winter season, I need a new banner to adorn my art studio... so I have volunteered to host this season's swap again. All Paper Traders members are invited to join - even if you didn't participate in one of the previous banner swaps.
|(banner template courtesy of scrapbooking.about.com)|
"W-I-N-T-E-R" BANNER SWAP
Hostess: Beckie Holso
Signups end: January 21, 2012
Partners announced: January 22, 2012
Mail out by: January 24, 2012
One-for-0ne Banner Swap
In this swap, we will be making a banner that reflects a winter theme. Each banner will consist of 6 pennants made of heavy cardstock or chipboard and covered in paper. The back side of the pennants should be finished as well. The size of each pennant is 5" across the top and the sides should be 7" long with a reverse triangle cut in the bottom (you can choose the depth of your triangle to fit your design). You can see a sample template here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/freestuff/ss/4-Free-Banner-Patterns_2.htm
Spell out the word "WINTER" with your banner. You can embellish with ribbons, lace, German scrap, glitter, rhinestones, buttons, images, or anything that makes you think of Winter. The pennants need to be put together in a banner by lacing ribbon or fibers through the corners. One suggestion for preventing the ties from ripping through the paper is to place eyelets in the corners of each pennant and thread the ties through.
You will be partnered with another swapper, and you will send your wonderful creation directly to them. Please sign up in the database on the Yahoo group by January 21st. I will assign partners and announce them to the group on January 22nd. You must mail out your banner to your assigned partner no later than January 24th. Please remember to upload a picture of your banner to the album on the Swaps group before mailing.
Here are some links for inspiration: