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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cherish Garland Banner

I'm having so much fun with my Expression this week!  Here is my entry for the Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Challenge.  We were asked to make a banner of any kind we like and this is what I came up with.  I have a wall in my family room that has been blank for 5 years (yikes!) except maybe for the paint job :).  Anyway, I am slowly putting up pictures on the walls so that the kids can see more current photos of themselves since I am almost 3 years behind in scrapbooking and a pretty little garland banner is just perfect for this.  BTW the picture frames here were purchased from Target last summer - they accommodate 3 pictures each with horizontal orientation.  I did a somewhat similar hanging frame to accommodate my vertical pictures which you can see here.

For this project I used a 6 ft. garland I purchased from Michaels to hold the banner pieces.  I chose a garland so that I can use it over and over and just change the banner pieces if I so chose later.  I foam mounted the butterfly border images, the circle doilies and the letters.  Each scalloped triangle base is 8.5 inches tall.

I also added doodling on the edges of the scalloped triangle pieces, then puched each two corners so that I can thread ribbons to attach each piece to the garland.  I wanted to use pretty eyelets but didn't have ones that are big enough, so I just used hole punch reinforcers (is that even what you call them LOL?) on the backs so that the paper does not tear when I put the ribbons through. 

View of the back with reinforcement.

Details of the garland banner:
* 6 ft garland from Michaels
* Scalloped triangle from Tie the Knot cart
* Triangle from Tie the Knot cart using hide contour feature, also inked all around for depth
* "Cherish" cut and the shadow for each letter from Storybook cart
* Circle doilies from Lacy Labels cart
* Butterfly border and shadow from Stamping cart
* Doodling on scalloped triangle with blue gel pen from $1 section at Target
* Ribbons from Michaels
* Irock gems on the letter cuts

Thanks again for looking!


Michele said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful!!!! WOW!

A splash here and there said...

Thanks Michele!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!!! gorgeous banner!! Great job!!!!!

Nadia said...


A splash here and there said...

Sorry for late response, Norma and Nadia - thanks so much for stopping by ;)