Sis Boom Clip Art Series: Happy Home Banner

What better way to spend a happy Friday than to make a Happy Home Banner that’s full of color, sparkle, and happiness??

LoveColorful_Happy Home Glitter Banner_0001This week we’re taking Sis Boom’s Glitter textures Clip Art and turning it into something magical!

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The best part about these little guys? There are a TON of colors to choose from, so you can coordinate to almost any palette.

LoveColorful_Happy Home Glitter Banner_0006First we have to take our scalloped squares and make ‘em BIGGER.  To do this, create a new file in Photoshop (or whatever photo editing program you like to use) that has a width of 11 in and a height of 8.5 in.  Copy and paste two separate scallop squares into your new document. You can really make them any size you’d like, but for mine I found a width of 355 px and height of 415 px worked well to fit two squares on each page (shown with the blue arrow above).  Print it out on a regular piece of paper (or glossy photo paper for a shinier version) – just be sure to “scale to fit” the page when printing so nothing gets cropped out!  Repeat until you have the proper number of squares (For “Happy Home” you will need 9!)

LoveColorful_Happy Home Glitter Banner_0002You’ll also need to cut out some letters! I decided to dust off my Cricut machine, but you can either add in the letters digitally before you print, write them on with marker yourself, or print out letters to cut out.  You’ll also need some glue & scissors to cut out your squares and glue on the letters!

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To help hang up your pretty little banner, you’ll need some ribbon or sequin strands and some clothespins. I just took some regular old clothespins, covered one side in white glue, and sprinkled on some glitter to keep with our colorful, sparkly theme. Feel free to embellish any way you’d like! (For some of you, part of the appeal of these digital scallop squares might be the fact they have the pretty look of glitter, without all the mess.  If that’s the case, you can even print out some extra squares and cut out strips to glue on your clothespins)

LoveColorful_Happy Home Glitter Banner_0005Make a loop at each end of your ribbon, use a couple of push pins, and voila! Your home is instantly happier :) :) :)

 Don’t forget to check back here every Friday for a new Sis Boom Clip Art project!!