Anna's Creative Space

Thursday, March 19, 2015

May 11, 2014 - OLPH First Holy Communion Banner

Hello my crafty friends!  I have another project to share with you.  The parents of my son's 2nd grade class got together and made banners for their children to hang in the church the day of their First Holy Communion ceremony.

The teacher gave each child in class a large piece of stiff white felt to use as the base for their banner so all the banners would be the same size.   I bought several colors of felt from Michael's and had a large burgundy piece embroidered with my son's name and the date of his communion ceremony.  The two different types of crosses used on the banner were both die cut from Spellbinders Crosses 2.


I found some communion coloring pages online and used the images as a pattern to cut out the chalice and dove elements for the banner.  The communion wafer, grapes and circles at the bottom were die cut from Spellbinders Classic Circles.  The leaves were die cut from an old Sizzix leaf die found in the die library of my local scrapbook store.



I added a 1/4" wooden dowel, decorative endcaps, rhinestones, and a gold cord with tassels that I purchased from Jo-Ann's.  I painted the rod and endcaps with metallic gold acrylic paint and created burgundy felt loops that I attached the banner.  I covered the loop seams with yellow felt pieces die cut from the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis set.

Finished Banner

Thanks for looking!  Many Happy Scrappenings!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Feb 22, 2014 - Annual Auction Dinner Dance Artwork

Hello Fellow Crafters!  It's been a long time since I've updated my blog, but I wanted to share with you all the things that have been keeping me crafty.  Below are pictures from the items I made for our 2014 Auction Dinner Dance.

I will be making a series of posts about each of the creative projects I've been involved with this past year, so be sure to check back often.

Below are the signs for the Christmas pews, graduation pews, and parking space that are auctioned off every year.  I used patterned paper and cardstock from my stash, Jolee's Christmas stickers for the Christmas sign, and die cut the cars for the parking space sign from my Sizzix Baby Cars decorative strip die.  A friend gave me the graduation cap to use, so I'm not sure where it's from.


These were special 1960's drink menus I created for the bar.  I used Jolee's stickers for the drinks and balloons.
 The auction committee decided on a 1960's mid-century modern inspired look, so I made double sided cards with 1960's drinks for the table names.  I used black cardstock backing to create the stand, hot pink, neon orange, neon green, and purple glitter paper for the background, shiny gold metallic paper for the 3 strips, and Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic Circles for 2 of the shapes.  The kidney shape was also made with the classic oval die, but I fussy cut one end to give it that kidney shape,  I cut the trapezoid shape at random angles with my paper cutter.  I die cut snowflakes from my Cuttlebug 2x2 die Snowflake #2.  I trimmed off some of the snowflake details so it would look more like the classic 1960's asterisk-style star that was common back then. I used Jolee's drink stickers in the corners. The drink names were printed on white paper.



These were some of the category signs for silent auction items.  They were made with a black cardstock backing, hot pink, neon orange, gold, neon green, blue and purple glitter paper, and lettering from the Cricut Calligraphy cartridge.  I put a clear sheet of acetate over the top of the signs and secured them with rhinestone brads in the corners.


Happy Scrappenings!
~ Anna ~