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All-Occasions Chalkboard Banner

Who has all the time in the world to craft whenever they want?! (Anyone raising their hand?! Anyone?!) I know I certainly don't! As a mom to three young children, my time is very limited.  But creating is important to me, so I make it happen. And when I do create, I make it count. 

I LOVE using Stampin' Up! kits. They make things fun, easy, and quick. AND I get to create something beautiful! What’s not to love?

For my latest kit creation, I used the Stampin' Up! Chalkboard Banner Kit (item # 133795). I LOVE banners. They make my heart happy. I love hanging them from my mantel, and I have been trying to make one for each occasion. Remember those three kids I mentioned earlier?  Yeah . . . well I don't always get my banners made. So I sat down with the Chalkboard Banner Kit one day to figure out a way to make that kit work for me all year long. And VOILÀ! My All-Occasions Chalkboard Banner was created! 

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I chose the word "family" for this banner because that is definitely a word that goes with any occasion. Then I added interchangeable banners on each end of the word with a clothespin. 

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So now I can EASILY change my banner for any occasion! No re-stringing the banner and no making a new banner. Just unclip the last occasion and clip on the new occasion. Easy, peasy.

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The Chalkboard Banner Kit truly is AMAZING! It comes with SO MUCH product and the colors in the kit are so bright and cheery. And here’s the best part: the kit can be used for all occasions.  This specific banner was designed using just half the kit! All I added was a bit of coordinating cardstock (in the kit colors), some ribbons, and the clothespins.

I hope you love this project! I’m hosting a night at my house with some friends and we’re all going to make it. You should make one, too! Everyone needs one of these in their home! 

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Look how happy and special my sweet daughter felt on her birthday to have the birthday banner up! 

 

Ashley V.

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  • Faylee Turner

    Oct 18

    Hello. Just a quick comment to say that I've been stamping for a very long time & this is by far my very favorite post/project! Thanks so much for sharing! Big hug!

  • Ashley Van Camp

    Oct 18

    Well THANK YOU, everyone, for your sweet comments! :) (And I agree...I kinda think my daughter is my cutest creation in this photo. ;-) ) OF COURSE you can CASE...have fun making one! I know I love seeing mine every day. :-)

  • Lisa Hickerson

    Oct 18

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Marge

    Oct 18

    sweet! Great idea.

  • Linda Creech

    Oct 18

    Banner is great for all occasions and your daughter is adorable

  • Jane Roach

    Oct 18

    Love the ideas. I can't wait to do something with mine. FUN FUN FUN

  • Carolyn

    Oct 18

    Love your idea of making the interchangeable cards for each end of the banner! Mind if I CASE that idea? :)

  • Erika salvo

    Oct 18

    I can't wait to receive my banner kit! This is so exciting! Thanks for all the ideas 😊 happy stamping

  • Kay

    Oct 18

    I can't wait to make mine. It looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Cindy Howard

    Oct 18

    Really nice can use for many things!

  • Susan miller

    Oct 18

    What really great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have never made any of the banners because they were so limited. I am definitely doing this one.

  • Daune

    Oct 18

    Awesome job Ashley! Although that adorable little girl might just outshine your project :).

  • Michele Zygmunt

    Oct 18

    Great idea, creating interchangeable banners for the ends. Love it!

  • Sherri Robinson

    Oct 18

    Sooooo soooo cute! Love!