I wanted to celebrate every occasion with a magnetic HYBRID banner! This idea has been brewing in my head since I saw the Build a Banner Kit from the holiday mini catalog. I dreamed of making a gift that could be used all year round and my dear friend, Jenny Peterson, inspired me with this card. My vision came together quickly after that and the YEAR ROUND Build a Banner was created!

The Harvest of Thanks and ABC 123 Sketch Alpha downloads worked perfectly to create the changeable letters for the banner. How fun is the "little letter" in the bottom? And to add more HAPPY to this hybrid project you can cut it out quick and easy with the Apothecary Accents Framelits!
(image 2 and 3)

With 28 digitally designed pieces this banner can say:
HAPPY - birthday, holidays, Thanksgiving
PEACE on earth
EASTER
SPOOKY
HELLO
BABY
LOVE you to infinity and beyond
and MANY more. I've added a few of the images to show you how easily it changes.

LOVE you to infinity and beyond

SPOOKY
 

BABY
 

This banner was just begging for an easy way to store all the pieces while not in use so below is the portfolio I created to do just that! Inside the portfolio are two large cello bags folded in half to make 4 four pockets! It is storage and packaging all in one!
 

These pockets hold the banner itself with all the design elements: punched circles, ribbons, doilies, glimmer circles, and all 28 of the designed letter and holiday tags.
 

While you're creating holiday gifts this season I encourage you to THINK HYBRID!

Mandy Grant, My Digital Studio Design Team


Harvest of Thanks
(item 131736)
(NA, EU, SP)

ABC-123 Sketch Alpha
(item 135234)
(NA, EU, SP)

Apothecary Accents Framelits
(item 127003)
(NA, EU, SP)

Build a Banner Kit
(item 133507)
(NA, EU, SP)

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Tags: ABC-123 Sketch Alpha, Design Team, Harvest of Thanks, Hybrid, Mandy Grant

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Comment by Mandy Grant on November 17, 2013 at 11:29am

I'm so happy y'all like it! I've had a few crafters that wanted to case this and asked how I made it magnetic. The banner pieces have a strong magnet that I glued on with crystal effects and each letter is backed with a 1" washer. Just lay the interchangeable accents on top of the banner, place letter on top and it's good to go! About 3 elements work great, any more than that and it's just too thick to hold tight. Have fun creating your HYBRID banner :)

Comment by MONICA GALE on November 15, 2013 at 8:33am

Mandy Grant you are a genius :!!!! FAB-U-LOUS !!!! Love it !!

Comment by Amber Meadows on November 15, 2013 at 8:01am

WOW!! I am completely in love with this idea!  You are amazing Mandy!

Comment by Cori Kozak on November 15, 2013 at 7:57am

Wowsers Mandy!!  This is a-mazing!!  What a fun idea and your portfolio is perfect!!

Comment by Karen Clarke on November 15, 2013 at 7:14am

I absolutely love this! So clever and love the case to hold it in! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Teneale Williams on November 15, 2013 at 6:44am

OMG! SO CLEVER! Yes that was shouting but WOW so simple but clever! I love it. MDS ROCKS! And you also Mandy Grant :)

Comment by Regina Davis on November 14, 2013 at 9:23pm

A genius idea! I love that you even put together a case to hold all your goodies.

Comment by Amanda Turner on November 14, 2013 at 8:25pm

What an awesome project! I LOVE how you are able to use it for many different occasions!  I am definitely casing this!!

Comment by Rhonda Morgan on November 14, 2013 at 1:27pm

Seriously, this takes the cake!  Awesome! 

Comment by Carol-Ann Torrie on November 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

OMG this is an amazing idea. I am officially inspired! Specially love the storage option... its the final perfect touch.

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