Hopefully by now many of you are having fun creating with your Only You January Kit. After creating a few layouts, I still had a bunch of kit pieces and thought they would be perfect on a Valentine banner.
Banners are one of my favorite things to paper craft because they come together quickly and add a fun touch of decor.
In addition to using the main January kit, I also used pieces from the You and Me add-on. The Pink Paislee Paper Goods had a great selection of little hearts and arrows that made layering up little embellishments really easy.
The Fancy Pants Die Cut cards in the kit are one of my favorite embellishments this month. They come as plain tag board which looks great at it is, but it is also perfect for misting or painting to make it any color to match your project. I pulled out three Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists from my stash (in Bronzer, Primrose and Tropicana Teal) to mist the Fancy Pants cards.
The “happy” letters were punched out from one of the Fancy Pants die cut cards. I love that the cards give both letters and the negative space with the word.
I used an Elle’s Studio tag from the add-on as one of the banner pieces. It was fun to mix up the traditionally shaped banner pieces along with some tags and little tickets.
For the base of my banner pieces, I used a 1959 dictionary from my grandma. I love that I have something that belonged to my grandma on display in my home!
I used the Glitz Designs Paper Garland from the main kit to attach all of the banner pieces. I laid the pieces out in the order I wanted them and then set the garland right above the pieces. I then dotted tacky glue onto the banner lining up the glue with where the garland would be placed.
This was a fun project that only took a couple of hours from start to finish. So if you are looking for a way to use up the last bits of your January kit before your February kit arrives, you may want to consider making a banner!