Tiffany here, interrupting the festive seasonal projects a bit with a fun polaroid tag banner using the Coco kit mixed with pieces from the Tori, Katherine, and Megan kits.
Before the start of every year, I like to create a new decor piece for my craft area. I like it to include photos from the year and maybe some sentiments I want to take into the new year with me. Seeing as I don't celebrate the holidays, I always struggle to use up holiday pieces in my projects. The papers from the Coco kit are so versatile, that I decided to use them to create this fun polaroid tag banner, mixing them with a few pieces from past kits.
I began by cutting out polaroid frames from the papers and assembling them onto my photos, which I trimmed down to fit. Once I had my polaroid photos, I cut a few tags out of the papers then began embellishing. While I took my time to make each individual piece, I worked on the banner as a whole, jumping back and forth between pieces just to make sure all of my choices worked out. For the sake of this post, I'll go through each piece individually.
So beginning from the left, I have my first polaroid using that lovely plaid paper from Coco. This is one of my favorite photos of my art journals and for the new year, I'd love to get back into art journaling. I embellished this polaroid with a butterfly die cut from the Megan kit, the "dream" puffy sticker from the Katherine kit, and a few star puffy stickers from Brooke.
The next piece is one of the tags I cut from some scrap Katherine paper I had. I layered a few more papers from Katherine--which I punched into scalloped circles--behind one of the Megan butterfly die cuts. I added the "sparkle" piece which I cut using the Sparkle cut file, then embellished with a gold chipboard star from the Coco kit, along with a few puffy stars from Brooke.
The next polaroid I used that lovely mint star paper from the Coco kit. I kept this one of my dog Joey really simple, embellishing it with another butterfly die cut, and a Katherine puffy sticker. I then spelled out "happy" using the Katherine puffy alphas.
For the center of the banner, I combined a tag and a polaroid with Tori, which I fussy cut out of the Tori packaging card that came with that kit. I layered another scalloped circle I punched out of that pink snowflake paper from the Coco kit behind Tori, then added the "you're a star" piece I cut using another Felicity Jane cut file. I embellished this piece with another butterfly die cut, a gold chipboard star, a puffy heart sticker and a few more of the itty bitty puffy star stickers.
The next polaroid is another of my journals. I used that pink snowflake paper from Coco as the polaroid. Again, like the one of my dog, I kept this one pretty simple and mimicked what I did on that one. I embellished with a butterfly die cut, a bow puffy sticker and a few itty bitty puffy stars. I then wrote out "love" with the Katherine puffy alpha stickers.
For this tag, I used that lovely star paper from Katherine, layering a bit of that mint paper from Coco, which I punched into a scalloped circle. I then added the word "joy," which was also cut from a Felicity Jane cut file. I embellished this tag with a gold chipboard star and a few of the Brooke puffy star stickers.
For the final polaroid, I used the bow paper from Coco and included a photo of myself that I took at the beginning of the year. I cut out the "this is me" banner from one of the Katherine journaling cards and added it to the polaroid, along with a bow puffy sticker and another butterfly die cut.
Once I had all of the pieces done, I took this fuzzy white trim from the Coco trim pack, some white mini clothespins I had in my stash and created my little banner!
Definitely check out the entire process in the video below.
I hope this inspires you to create some fun decor for your space with your FJ kits!
SUPPLIES: Coco Paper Pack | Coco Chipboard Stars | Christmas Trims Grab Bag | Tori Journaling Cards | Tori Puffy Stickers | Katherine Paper Pack | Katherine Puffy Stickers | Katherine Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Katherine Journaling Cards | Megan Die Cut Shapes | Brooke Bitty Puffy Stickers | Cut File - You're a Star | Cut File - Joy | Cut File - Sparkle