Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there!  I hope you have some fun plans for today, whether it's with friends, family, or both :)

I wanted to put together a little decoration to have around for the holidays and decided that a couple of Sami Stamps images would be perfect for this fall banner.
I bought a roll of burlap ribbon and cut it up into little pieces for each of the banner flags.  Using my Silhouette, I cut out a couple of leaf shapes and the letters.  I inked up the edges of all the leaves to help add some depth and life to them.  You'd be amazed how much of a difference just a little color on the edges makes.  Changes the whole look of the leaf :)

I cut out frames for all the letters and then started to assemble my banner.
The first image I chose to use was the Little Acorn Bird from Sami Stamps.
I settled on a Gold Finch design and watercolored in the image.  It turned out so stinkin cute!  Once everything was dry, I arranged it all around these little yellow daisies I made and then glued it all down.

The other image I used for the second end cap was the Little Acorn Squirrel.
(sorry for the not so perfect pictures...it was super late at night and we were using our projector to get some nice bright lighting...but it left a lot of weird shadows...)

I watercolored this image in as well and once again arranged everything together on the banner flag.
The fun part about this whole banner is that I stitched all the elements on to the flags, so when the season changes, I can remove them and change out the theme!  And there is plenty of burlap left so if I need more flags, I can easily add them :)

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps...we still have our November challenge of Anything Goes running!  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image!

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
    Fussy and Fancy #152-Thankful
    Sassy Studio #309-Happy Thanksgiving
    The Crazy Challenge #211-Everything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #211-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting, and Happy Thanksgiving!!!  <3


  1. Great project! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for DTBST!

  2. Beautiful banner. Love the leaves on the burlap. Thanx for joining us at SSD this week.

  3. Fabulous Banner. Thanks for joining us this week at SSD. AJ SSD DT

  4. What an adorable banner. Love it...very creative. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT