Monday, December 17, 2012

Joy Banner - Exploring Cricut

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas.  The challenge this week over at Exploring Cricut is to create a Christmas project using your Cricut.  Here is what I came up with:

I find banners really hard to photograph, despite my best efforts - they are either too dark, to bright or just a mix of dark and light - so I took a pic of each panel.  

The cute little reindeer here is from Create a Critter 2.  I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen.  

I cut each of the letters from Once Upon a Princess.  I just love the font they have on that - I wish it had a lower-case alphabet too...

The base of the banner is cut from Birthday Bash - the banner bases on that cartridge are AWESOME!!  They are the easiest things to put together!

The paper is a mix of Bazzil and Recollections.  The ribbon is from Michaels.  The little gingerbread guy below, is from Create a Critter 2.

I hope you like my cute little banner - I love making them, they are so fun :)  Pop over to Exploring Cricut, see what the rest of the design team came up with, and play along with us!!  Be sure to visit every day, there is always something inspirational there!

A challenge or two for my cute little banner:
Anything but a Card - seasonal holiday
Come and Get It - anything christmas
Dream Valley Challenges - christmas
Live and Love Crafts - anything but a card
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - it's christmas plus a ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes plus a ribbon
Fussy and Fancy - tags and banners
Do You Stack Up - christmas
Creative Moments - anything but a card

A la prochaine... 


Saints Rule! said...

I just love this banner! The cute little deer and the classic lettering... DIVINE!

Annette said...

Great banner and darling cuts!

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brenda said...

Really pretty Christmas banner, thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

Denise said...

Fabulous banner - love the little reindeer.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Debbie said...

What a cute and fun banner!!!

Sharon said...

I so love your banner!! The reindeers are just darling!! :)

Laila said...

what a cute banner! That deer is adorable!!
thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy this time!

Julie Temple said...

Adorable! Thank you for playing along this week at Come and Get It!Merry Christmas!

Marlies said...

A beautiful Christmas banner! So cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, hugs, Marlies

Bonnie Garby said...

Adorable banner! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Lovely banner love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Crerative Moments. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

Heather said...

Cute banner!!
Thank you for joining us at RRR!

Christy said...

Wow...such an ADORABLE banner! Great job :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!

The Cropping Canuck said...

I also use Birthday Bash for my banners. They are the best cuts for a banner.

Your banner turned out so cute!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in at Anything But a Card's lights of the Season challenge! I love this banner and I know totally what you mean about the picture taking of them...they are hard to photograph for sure! I love that you did the separate pics to show the true colours!

Sherry Kushibab said...

A sweet Christmas banner, very creative. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for the Christmas Challenge this month.

Margaret said...

Terrific banner! I love the little accent marks using the gel pen! That reindeer is too cute!! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Elin said...

Such a cute banner. Thank you for joing the challenge at Live and love Crafts :)

Elizabeth said...

Very joyful and sweet! thanks for joining us in the LLC challenge. wishing you a crafty new year! Hugs, Elizabeth