Cute Christmas Banner with the FREE Downloads

Good afternoon! I am in LOVE with these fantastic FREE downloads Stampin' Up! has offered to us JUST BECAUSE!!! Thank you, Stampin' Up!  

When asked to create something using one or more of the downloads, I knew right away I wanted to create something for Christmas and I wanted to use the ADORABLE snowman from the Home for the Holidays Ensemble.


I decided that I'd take my Christmas pictures (or at least round one) for our Christmas card and incorporate the photos into a banner. I always end up loving more than one picture and never have them on display, so this year will be different! I love the moustache trend that is around right now and decided to use that theme of a "costumer on a stick" and create a Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and a sweet little elf.  

The banner is actually quite simple: 1. I used a punch and filled it with Whisper White. 2. I matted it with Early Espresso (size 4) and then placed a vintage overlay on top in Crumb Cake. 3. I added a photo box, used some of the new super fun digital tape (LOVING this download!), and then journaled on top of the tape.  

I repeated this 12 times over and voila . . . I had a fun, festive banner with the tune “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” journaled on the photos.


I thought the photo banner needed a little extra pop, so I made a mini banner to sit over the larger photo banner with the Christmas greeting. I used the Pennant Punch, filled it with the Downtown Grunge Designer Series Paper, and used the sweet little snowman from the FREE download! I did "flip" the snowman on a few of the tags so the pennants wouldn’t all look identical.

I am really excited to get my printed copy from Stampin' Up!'s print services in the next week, but in the meantime I printed one off at home to share the finished product with you.

Thank you so much for the opportunity of sharing my project with you and thank you Stampin' Up! for these great treats!


Guest Blogger: Heather Summers, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and 2011 My Digital Studio Contest Winner


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Comment by Kimberly McDaniel on November 13, 2011 at 3:39pm

Cute but I too can not access the downloads...when I click on the link it comes up invalid?

Comment by Judy A Campbell on November 9, 2011 at 10:53am

Having problems getting the free downloads, filled out the survey already!

Comment by Abbie Moore on November 9, 2011 at 7:17am

I love the idea of the "Costume on a Stick". My grandboys are all too little this year so I'm hoping I can remember this when they are a little older. What fun! Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Rhonda Morgan on November 8, 2011 at 7:47am

super cute and I can't believe how ahead of the game you are, havent even thought about taking my Christmas Card photo's yet ....maybe you'll inspire me to get started!  see you at Leadership I hope!  :-)


Comment by Dorothy Cordes on November 8, 2011 at 6:05am
What a darling banner and neat family.  Wonderful way to share them.
Comment by Penny Hanuszak on November 8, 2011 at 1:35am
How cool Heather!   I bet you and the kids had fun doing this...........their pictures are awesome and the banner is just the greatest idea.  TFS.
Comment by Tiffany Bauer on November 7, 2011 at 6:43pm
Totally awesome Heather!! You ROCK!!
Comment by Lori Campbell on November 7, 2011 at 12:13pm

I have great difficulty coming up with ideas on my own so I love seeing what everyone else is up to.  Heather, you take everything at Stampin' Up! to a whole new level!  Not only do I enjoy seeing your work but I learn from you with every photo you take, project you create and entry that you post.  Thank you for letting us "inside your head" on a regular basis. 

By the way, you may have grumbly kids sometimes when you're nagging them for pictures but someday (if they haven't realized this already) they'll figure out what an awesome, fun, wickedly cool Mom they have (and that all of their friends are probably secretly jealous because they wish you were their Mom)!!!

Comment by Holly VanDyne on November 7, 2011 at 10:31am
These are FANTASTIC, Heather!
Comment by LYNDA THOMPSON on November 7, 2011 at 9:33am

ditto all comments previously posted. Simply the most amazing conceptualizer (??), photographer, creator - all the way from start to post - AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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