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Authentique Magical Christmas Banner

 

Authentique Magical Christmas Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Magical Christmas Banner with Eileen Hull House Stitchlets Die

Hello, Friends!  Today I have an Authentique Magical Christmas Banner to share with you.  Even though I know that Jesus is the reason for the season, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa!  Remember the anticipation of waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve?  Did you listen for reindeer hooves on the rooftop like I did?  These jolly Christmas Santa images take me right back to my childhood!

Authentique Magical Christmas Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The pennants for this banner are die cut with Eileen Hull’s House/Banner Stitchlets die and some tags that I had in my stash.

TIP:  Mix and match pennant shapes for a more interesting design.

TIP:  Combine images from the 6×6 Paper Bundle with patterns from the 12×12 Collection Kit.  Then toss in some texture with ribbon, burlap and felt embellishments.

TIP: Fussy cut around the Santa images from the 3×4 cards.  Then pop them up with foam tape to create lots of dimension.

TIP:  Tie ribbon streamers between the pennants.  Then top with holly berry clusters to add a little extra cheer.

TIP: Fold 1 1/2″ wide cotton ribbon in half, then machine stitch the pennants between the layers.  This makes for a finished edge and a banner that will not fall apart.

TIP: Make the first and last banners in a mirror image of one another.  Then tuck in rusty jingle bells, bows and red flowers to make the banner really festive.

I hope this Magical Christmas Banner gives you some tips and ideas that you can use to decorate your home this holiday season.  A banner like this also makes a great gift!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Authentique Classic Christmas Shaker Hanger with APG Snip It Grid/Calendar and Fanfare Dies by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday Christmas in July!  Today I have a super sweet and easy to make Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial for you.  You can make this cute project in no time, and then hang it on a kitchen cabinet, a door knob or an office cubicle.  If you get started on making these now, you’ll have plenty to give as gifts when Christmas rolls around.

Authentique Classic Christmas and Spellbinder Dies

Use any favorite Christmas collection to make this sweet little shaker hanger.  My blog buddy, Sherry Somers, gifted me with a 6×6 pad of Authentique Paper’s Classic Christmas collection in some happy mail this spring.  Since this is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, I decided to feature it this week.  I had a few bits and pieces of the 12×12 brick pattern along with some 3×4 cards left.  But nothing else, so that 6×6 pad came in real handy!  Thanks again, Sherry!

TIP: Stitch the brick patterned paper onto some burlap to add country charm to your shaker hanger.  Since sewing machine needles don’t like to stitch through adhesive, just place a bit of Scor-Tape in the center of the two panels, then stitch.  You’ll be able to keep your margins straight, but won’t hurt your sewing machine.

Frosty Windowpanes

The Spellbinders June Die of the Month makes a great windowpane!  Die cut the Snip it Grid Calendar piece from the kit 3 times: twice from cream cardstock and once from grey.  Then glue the three layers together so that they are slightly offset.  This will give your window pane a real feeling of depth.

TIP: Use a paintbrush to apply dries clear adhesive to the back of each die cut layer.  This is faster, and ultimately neater, than applying the glue straight from the bottle.  I do the same thing when I add my clear cardstock to the back of the windowpanes.  You have far less trouble with glue oozing out onto the acetate and making a sticky, hard to clean up mess.

Little Details

Fussy cut this cute house from a 3×4 card.  Then back it with dimensionals.  Apply Stickles or glitter to the snowy areas of the roof to add lots of shine.  This shows up better in real life than it does in the photos.

Paint jingle bells and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Bells with white chalk paint to add country charm.

Die cut flower layers from scraps of patterned paper and winter foliage from cream cardstock.  Custom flowers in a jiffy!

Tie painted jingle bells to the handle of a vintage mini hanger. Tuck in some die cut leaves as a finishing touch.

Christmas Shaker Hanger Video Tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to make this darling little Christmas shaker hanger, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’ll be back next week with another Christmas in July Throwback Thursday.  Until then, keep calm and craft on, my friends!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see past Throwback Thursday projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: Throwback Thursday is designed to encourage us to use up our crafty stash.  Many of the older items I use are no longer readily available online.  Please feel free to substitute a similar product from your stash. 

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s November, and time to start rolling out loads of Christmas inspiration for you.  Today I have some darling Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups that will make wonderful little gifts or table decor during the holidays.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups by Kathy Clement Photo 01

How fun would these be all displayed on a holiday mantel or buffet table?  I used Eileen Hull’s fabulous Teacups Bigz Die to build the 3-D teacups from matboard.  Then each cup was covered with beautiful papers from Authentique Paper’s Nostalgia Collection.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Jolly Snowman

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I used papers from the 12×12 Paper Pad and images from the sticker sheet and 6×6 bundle to decorate each teacup.

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Then I filled each teacup with a Christmas Cookie, mini chocolate, tea bag, candy cane, tiny plastic silver spoon and a little gift card holder.    Novelty Christmas buttons, jingle bells, ribbon and holiday flowers make each teacup extra festive.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups:  The Scottie Dog

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Look at this perky little Scotty Dog peeping around the corner of this cute cup.  I do think he deserves to be on Santa’s Nice List, don’t you?

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups by Kathy Clement Photo 05

The sticker tickets  add so much fun to the little Biscoff Cookie treats!

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups:  The Puppy Present

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How adorable is this wee Christmas puppy?

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He’s so cute he gets a “Naughty Pass.”

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Christmas Deer
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Decorating these cups was a blast!  I got to dig through all my little Christmas embellies!  I found these tiny Christmas Ornaments that were the perfect size to fit on the little tag.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups by Kathy Clement Photo 09

You could fill your teacups with any small goodies.  I think wrapped peppermint candies would be super cute, too.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Christmas Couple

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups by Kathy Clement Photo 10

This little cup is so sweet and romantic!  You could tuck a diamond engagement ring in here for a fun surprise!

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups by Kathy Clement Photo 11

No diamond ring in this cup…but I think the recipient will still enjoy the goodie assortment!  The gift card holder doubles as a mini card with room to write a personal note inside.

Handmade gifts are always my favorite.  They are one of a kind, and can be tailored to the interests and preferences of the recipient, too.  If you’re interested in purchasing these sweet teacups, you can find them in my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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