I really can't get enough of the banner craze. I eat, sleep and Pinterest banners.
At a local shop, My Heart's Fancy, I've had the damn fun chance to participate in two banner 'swaps.'
For anyone who is not 'in the life,' a swap is when a group of people all make a series (or collection of) of things and then send them all to one person, who re-distibutes the things back to the people who submitted things. Did I explain that well? Maybe someone, someone more into the swap-world, will jump in and give a better description. They're always happening around on the online scrap-sites. And they often come with a fair amount of drama- someone always seems to be 'flaking,' about to 'flake', or has 'flaked' in the past. 'Flaking' is when you don't do what you promised to do in the swap- whether it's not sending in your stuf or if you're the one in charge of the swap, absconding with either all the stuff or the postage, or whatever. It's its own whole thing, let me tell you.
I've never participated in an online swap, because I hate going to post office more than I hate doing laundry. Seriously. I've had the same DVD from Netflix since I opened my account because I don't know where my outgoing mail slot is at and I don't want to go to the post office.
But I will do a swap at My Heart's Fancy- because, well, it's more personal-feeling to me AND I don't have to go to the post office- I just gotta MAKE the things and then drive them up to the shop. I did have to get over my fear of people getting a piece of mine, holding it up, and exclaiming, "I MADE SUCH AND SUCH AND SUCH AND *THIS* IS THE KIND OF THING I GET IN RETURN?!"
Okay- to make a long story short- here are some of my results from the 2012 My Heart's Fancy Christmas Banner Swap!
As part of the swap's directions, I also made another set of N-O-E-L pennants. But for some reason, I didn't photograph them all- I can't remember if it was because I was in a hurry or if it was because I didn't like them- but now I am thinking there were others I liked more than the ones above. My life is one complicated moment after another, I tell you, and this is just the crafts.
My FAVORITE part of the banner swap were the instructions to create three 'decorative' banners- no letters. Just whatever I wanted to die cut, cut, glue and glitter. Oh, that would be a good craft rap song. Die CUT, CUT, GLUE AND GLITTER. Yo. Crafts. Let's tip over a cop car.
And now, for my favorite piece of my NOEL banner:
Okay. I've got work to do and it doesn't have anything to do with Glossy Accents. I'll see y'all later when I'm back with some CARDS!