Friday, November 11, 2011

Create Banner

I made this little banner for my craft room using some My Creative Time goodies and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I began by cutting the pennant shapes from Art Philosophy at 2 1/2" from cream cardstock and stamping them with the coordinating pennant background stamps from the Close To My Heart Vintage Type stamp set.  I mounted these on the red pennants, cut at 2 3/4", punched holes for the twine, and added some eyelets.

I used pop dots to add the next layers, created with My Creative Time's Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies. I also stamped striped and polka dots on the stitched circle using the My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.  The letters are cut from the Cricut Simply Sweet font cartridge, at 1 1/4".

My purpose in creating this banner was to decorate my chicken wire frame  that I made with Emma (My Creative Time) and Liz (Liz's Paper Loft).  We saw these at the Stampin' Up booth at the Scrapbook Expo this past summer, and Liz thought we could easily make them.  To see how we did it, hop over to Emma's blog.  We've got a video for her "Tip of the Day" today.  And be sure to stop by Liz's blog too, to see what she's done with her frame!  It's a fun addition to my craft room, where I can hang some of my favorite cards.  We even stamped on clothespins, which is how I got my red polka-dots. :-)

Here are links to my posts showing how I made the various cards:

Recipe (for banner):

Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
My Creative Time "Scallop & Stitched Circle Die"
Close To My Heart "Vintage Type" Stamp Set
My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit"
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Ink & Baker's Twine
Recollections Eyelets


  1. OMG!!! I LOVE THIS!!! hehehee!! I waited til midnight to seee this! lol.... I LOVE those red polka dots!!! It's soooo AWESOME!;)
    Big HUGE hugs!
    P.S. see you in a little bit! hehehe!

  2. This is awesome!! I am so making one and adding it to my craft room!
    TFS and have a great weekend!

  3. Love this, Katie! What a fun idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. that banner is FABULOUS! it's perfect on the frame! and your pins are sooo cute as polka dots!

  5. Great job! Super cute.

  6. Love your frame. It's so cute that you can clothespin your creations onto it. What an awesome project.

  7. sooo cute, very creative, love it!!!

  8. Katie, I love this idea! You are soo creative. The banner is perfect for this frame:)


  9. The banner is TERRIFIC. I love how you used Emma's dies for the inner part of the banner! And these frames are fantastic. I wonder if I would be brave enough to try one of these. Beautiful job and terrific job on the video too! Hugs- Glora

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this GREAT idea. Love it!!!

  11. SUPER cute Katie! LOVE all the details! :o)


  12. Wow Katie you amaze me love how it turned out

  13. Do I see MORE craft supplies and Cricut cartridges coming into my house? You show so such neat stuff I want to make it all so I want it all! Plus you give really great tips!! YOU are awesome! Thanks!

  14. GASP!!!! how stinkin cute is this project!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE IT =) I am totally going to make some mini banners....I am seeing them all over the place and they look so darn fun!!!

    I am so jealous you girls get to hang out!!! SO MUCH TALENT in one guys must have a BLAST!!!!!


  15. I've been meaning to get over here to see your ckicken wire framed art piece and WOW, it's even more awesome than I anticipated!!! I LOVE THIS! I will be getting supplies to CASE yours very soon! So fabulous Katie, TFS!

  16. Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What more can I say?????? LOL

    Thank you for the great idea!

  17. I'm not sure, but I think this is my favorite this week!!!

  18. You all did a Wonderful job on the video with these wire frames. Sooo Super Cool Idea. Smooches... Felicia.

  19. Banners are the coolest things, love yours!

  20. I just saw another video by The Pink Stamper and I have to give this a try. I really love this deal Thanks for sharing great take on the chicken wire. LOL

  21. I LOVE the banner soooo much! The
    designs are awesome! Would love to win your stamp sets.


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