Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fabric Banner for the E2 challenge

I made this banner from fabric. This was my first time using the Cricut to cut fabric. It was fun. I like how this turned out so much that I am going to make one for my craft room. I don't know what I want it to say yet though. It is hard to tell how cute this banner is without seeing it in person. The sequins have a like a holographic shine them. I used glittered tulle behind the flower bunch at each end. I used bias tape to cover all the edges and wider with Bias tape to connect all the banners together.
The cartridges I used were...

Everyday Cricut - Cricut heads
Birthday Bash - pennants and letters
Plantin Schoolbook - flowers and leaves (except for the two roses)

I did the eyes with embroidery floss by hand.

I stitched around each of the letters because I think it just looks nice.
The heat n bond don't have to be sewed around to stay.

I stitched around each flower and leaf. I backed all the flowers, leaves and banner with Muslin fabric. I hope you all enjoy looking at my banners.

Surprise Birthday Bash for Cricut Banner

This is my paper banner I made for the E2 Design Challenge. I had a lot of fun making this banner. I just got the Birthday Bash Cartridge last month. I cut all the characters except Cricut from it. I also cut my pennants from the Birthday Bash Cartridge . Mr. Cricut was made by combining cuts from Sesame Street Friends cartridge and Everyday Cricut Cartridge. I used two Elmo cuts for the banner. On the Elmo I used in the first pennant for Cricuts body. I think Elmo is laughing but when I put Cricuts head on Elmo, it looks like he is saying "Oh My!"
I used Everyday Cricut for the letters. I wanted to make sure my letters would still pop with all the characters, so I made them bright green with a great glitter paper for the shadow. I used printed paper from the Paper Studio and printed paper from my Hopscotch cartridge.

First is the surprise party pennant......

The first pennant shows Cricut surprised by some of his Birthday Bash friends.

Then on each pennant I show all the guests at Cricut's Surprise party.

I used adhesive foam for all the characters to make them
stand out from the background.

Here is a close up of the banner that is on crochet thread.

Here is the monkey peeking while trying to hit the pinata.

I love how the cat is popping out of the cake.
I thought this cat needs something to hold, so I added a flag for him to hold.

The seal needed more than one ball to balance at Cricut's party.
So I made two and added some shine with Glossy Accents.

These two just look like they are having a great time.

And here is Cricut floating away with the balloons he got at the party.
They are seen in the first pennant.
The printed paper is from the
Imagine Hopscotch cartridge.

I tied all the pennants together by using this great Cricut green rope. I used my Crop A Dile to punch the holes and add grommets. I needed the holes to be just the right size so the pennants would stay in place if hung. The banner would not be complete without some glitter tulle and buttons tied on crochet thread.

Wish me luck!

Ok this is banner # 1.
I will post the second one in a separate post since this one is so long.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Been super busy.

I entered a contest to make a banner for Cricut. That I will post a pictures of after they announce the winners. I am working on some items for my little sisters wedding coming up soon. So I have been busy but just can't post them right now. I will post some new stuff soon. :) Very Soon.