Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Banner

This week's Cricut Circle Challenge is to create something showing patriotic pride. I'm going to my sister's house on the 4th of July, and my brother-in-law has been working feverishly trying to finish building an amazing playhouse for my niece. This little banner will be the perfect patriotic decoration to hang on her front porch.

The pennants are cut at 6" from Birthday Bash. To make the 4" rosettes, I followed this great video by Tammy Skinner. On top of each rosette, I adhered a 6" circle from Mini Monograms. This "freedom" cut is from Graphically Speaking.

For this pennant, I cut a 3 1/4" firecracker from Sweet Treats.

To see the technique I used to stamp this 4 1/2" star from A Child's Year, visit this post.

I love this cut from A Child's Year. It is cut at 4".

Finally, here is another cut, at 3 1/2", from Graphically Speaking. I dressed it up with some white stitching and a stamp from My Creative Time's My Little Firecracker stamp set.


Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Kraft, & Enchanted Evening Cardstock
K & Company Americana Patterned Paper
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
Papertrey Ink "Botanical Silhouettes" Stamp Set
My Creative Time's "My Little Firecracker" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Enchanted Evening, & Pure Poppy Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Offray Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Nice and still haven't started mine so I guess I should go since now I feel inspired ;) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Super cute banner Katie! What a fun auntie you are! Your niece is going to love having it hanging on her front porch!

    Ruthie :)

  3. This is so cute Katie! Love it.


  4. lovin' it! I think it looks perfect on your fence too!

  5. Awsome, yes it does look good on the fence!!!

  6. So so cute!!!! It is going to look perfect on her little front porch. You are so sweet! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Hugs- Glora

  7. KAtie you are awesome this looks so patriotic it will look fabulous on her front porch

  8. Love this banner Katie- it is stunning!

  9. I LOVE your banner! it's gorgeous!


  10. This is truly a wonderful patriotic banner, Katie! Thanks for your awesome creativity!

  11. Katie awesome job on your it!
    Happy 4th...


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