Monday, December 19

Party Time!

Are you ready to party? It's party time for two weeks at Simon's Monday challenge! I made a party banner and favor, which could be used for a Christmas party, a celebration of winter, a sledding and hot cocoa party, or just a fun get together. Join us in the party and make something to share! 

(Photo heavy post)

Party Favor

I just love this Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa line! I inked around the edges with High Dive and cut a strip of blue and layered patterned paper onto it.

I cut small strips of paper and wrapped each chocolate, then put them into a cellophane bag which I attached to the paper strip.

Make a fun topper for the candy, and voila - you have a fun and easy party favor! 


I had a hard time getting a photo of the banner in its entirety, so I will be sharing each piece so you can see the details.

I started out by making my banner bases out of cardboard. I measured and cut each piece. I know there are also die cuts you can use to make a banner.

As you can see, I used a lot of embellishments to pretty up each part of the banner. Somehow as I work, my workspace gets smaller and smaller - does that happen to you?

Here you can see the before and after bling...

Now, for each letter in CELEBRATE...

Isn't this such a fun line for a party? 

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
Happy Winter Solstice!
Happy Winter!

So, come on over and join the party! I can't wait to see what you share!

How about the chance to win a $50 voucher from Simon? Just join in the fun on the Monday challenge. 



 A great place to shop!!

Simon is on Instagram, use #sssmondaychallenge when you share!

The party is on over at the Monday challenge, so lets head on over and join the rest of the DT!


  1. Gorgeous banner Maura! I love the whole design of this! FABULOUS!! :-)

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2017!
    Lols x x x

  2. Maura, your banner is so fun and festive. I love all the cute little critters and beautiful flowers. Great design!

    Cathie ♥

  3. I totally adore the banner with its sweet pastel colors and all the details. Great project! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happiest New Year ever! Hugs, Marzena

  4. This came out so pretty!! Another year I should make a Christmas banner. I'm usually making cards and working on my December Daily, so other Christmas-related crafting doesn't happen.

  5. Such an adorable party favor and banner, Maura! I love the way you embellished both :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Wow....just fabulous! Merry Christmas.

  7. This is such an adorable and beautiful banner, Marua. Love the cute images and pretty colors. Wish you happy holidays! :)

  8. These are so fun, Maura! Love the gift wrapping and the banner! Best wishes for 2017! Hugs, Sandra

  9. What an adorable project and I love the's just so much fun and so pretty! Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017 and hope the new year brings you everything you could want... Hugs <3

  10. Amazing banner MAura! Super project! Totally cute and fun, love the colors! I wish you an Happy and creative 2017!!! barbara

  11. amazing projects all the details you incorporated on your beautiful banner and yes I belong to the crafting on a postage stamp team too...Happy New Year my sweet friend and all good wishes for a Happy and Healthy kath xxx

  12. Amazing projects Maura!! I love the party favor you made and the banner is fantastic. So many wonderful details. I love it! Happy New Year my friend!!!

  13. Oh Maura! We can absolutely never go shopping together because I'm convinced we would be reaching for the same things the whole time!! I adore your taste in materials (I, too, adore this line) and I love seeing what that crafty mind of yours conjures up. This banner is delicious- every letter so thoughtfully framed and highlighted and I love the mix of bling and nature!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, it is so appreciated, and I love reading each and every one!


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