Okay, enough about that, I've been working on a really fun banner for the last couple of days. I used my new January Scrapbook club kit by Artful Delight. It has the most delicious paper and gems in it by Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye. I wanted to make a party banner that would be non gender specific but still gorgeous. I am totally thrilled with how it turned out :))))
Here's a pic of the kit. The owner of the business, Leeanne, is really sweet and has a fabulous sketch challenge on her blog every month.
The base of the banner is actually part of a Maya Road brown chipboard mini album that I took apart and painted white. I cut the paper into banner shapes (complete with the punched holes) from my Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash (page 64, size 6"). Before making the accordion flowers, I used an edge punch I had on hand and punched one side of my about 1 1/2" x 12 strips to give them a little pop. Then I just added some circles cut out of leftover paper from the kit that matched and added the matching Thicker letters and bling. The last thing I added was some red ribbon that I had from my stash.
Now I have a birthday banner (that isn't store bought and cheap looking) for future parties :)
I am entering my banner in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp and show - something old something new
Simon says stamps - new something
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Really reasonable ribbon's ramblings - sparkle and ribbon
Pile it on - anything goes
Allsorts challenge blog - new beginnings
Incy wincy designs - anything goes
Totally gorjuss - happy
Southern girls challenge - show us your sparkle
Critter challenge blog - celebration
My mum's crafts shop challenges - something new
The pink elephant challenge - anything goes
Getting cricky - Celebration
Thanks for checking out my new project! If you haven't seen my giveaway, you might want to check it out HERE. I am giving away a Crafter's Companion Boxer board, Envelobox board, and Ultimate Advanced Construction Techniques DVD. I love them!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!