Saturday, February 26, 2011

St. Pat's Banner - Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

February's Circle Challenge is all about banners.  Here's what the Circle Blog says:

"Banners are everywhere! We love their versatility and the way they can be customized for any occasion. For this challenge, we want you to create a banner with any theme you would like... Project must be newly created for this challenge.
This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your entry must include 3 or more Cricut Cuts and meet the requirements above in order for your name to be entered into a random drawing for the PRIZE."

So, we live in a VERY Irish town, they even have their own Irish Fest every year.  I decided I should have some kind of Irish decor for the month of March, so I decided on a banner for our front door.

To create my Irish "flag" banners, I cut 4 white, 2 green, and 2 orange banners from the Sports Mania cartridge at 7 inches.  I cut the green and orange with my paper trimmer 2.5" wide, then layered them on the white.  Next, I cut the shamrocks on the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge at 4" from green American Crafts glitter cardstock.  (I use my deep cut blade and multi-cut this twice.)  Finally, I cut the St. Pat's silhouettes from the A Child's Year cartridge at 3.5" from some shiny black Bazzill cardstock.

My ribbon was from a set of towels I recently bought.  I just used my Pebbles Inc. ribbon iron to straighten it out, then tied each set together with a bow, and added a bow to each end.  For now, I have it attached to the door with Glue Dots - we'll see if it holds up to the cold.  It appears as though the kids have taken off with my 3M Command Adhesive mini hooks, so until I find them I'm hoping the Glue Dots hold up!


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