Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to the 1st Unofficial CC Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog. I'm rather new to maintaining a blog and this is the first time I have participated in a blog hop. I am the 6th blog on the 1st Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop organized by Scrappy Canuck. If you "stumbled upon" our Unofficial CC Blog Hop, you may want to start at the beginning, a page maintained by Wild Flower, because those that comment on each blog participating in the hop are eligible for the prize drawing.


The project I am sharing today is the nth iteration of a banner I saw in a catalog. My original sketch started out like this:
The arrow coming in from the right was a reminder to myself with how I could create the stars and stripes. I have a great set of embossing templates I purchased when Lisa Bearnson was demonstrating them on the Q.

Then I thought of this alternate shape for the background and star bling hanging from the bottom of the shape:
Unfortunately I did  not see any star bling in the store. Then started going through my Slice Design Guides, the little paper pamphlets that come with the Design Cards, and hit upon a star shape and that's when I came up with this:






I used my Slice Design Cutter and the Basics 1 Design Card for all of the die cuts. I cut the red star at 4 inches and the white star at 3.5 inches. I cut the letters at 2 inches. When cutting my letters I did not lift my Slice and cut a second time (this is when the hands free kit comes in really handy). The Slice blade was not deep enough to cut all the way through the pre-glittered paper, but there was enough of a indention in the paper so it was easy to use a craft knife to complete the cut. Prior to layering the star pieces, I used gold star glitter on the edges of the white star. I used foam squares cut down to attach the letters. I used red eyelets to create a way to string my die cuts and my Crop-A-Dile to attach them. I used organza ribbon to hang the letters. Here is a close-up of one of the letters:





I have files created on my Gypsy to create my first impression of the banner. If I get a chance to cut and assemble them, I'll post a photo here.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my page. Don't forget to leave a comment so you are eligible for the prize drawing. The next blog in our hop is Dream Big Cre8tions.

40 comments:

  1. love this banner! definitely stealing this idea! following you now too. :)

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  2. Great banner! Nice and sparkly for the 4th! TFS!

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  3. cuteness! Now where did I put my slice? I wanna MAKE something! thanks for sharing sweetie! (and I'm gonna follow you as well)

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  4. Cute Banner, nice for the 4th. lauraann562@gmail.com

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  5. Hi! Great festive banner! Looking forward to making one! Thanks for the idea! ♥

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  6. Cutting stars on the Slice! Great minds think alike!

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  7. I love how it turned out! SO cute!

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  8. Thanks for sharing how the project evolved!

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  9. fantastic! Wish I'd thought of making something special for the 4th

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  10. So nice - I actually love the simplicity of the final project the best!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  11. Love how one idea can lead to something else...then something else...etc! Really cute!

    --SharonDoesBaskets from CC

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  12. Hello. Love the blog and you project. Thanks for sharing. I am loving this blog hop. ---Jen Filly Momma from CC.

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  13. This banner is very nice. Just right for the 4th of July.

    Cindy
    c_k_wong@hotmail.com

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  14. I like it. I also liked how you shared your creative process with us.

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  15. Nice project!. My slice is still to be delivered.. thanks for sharing your blog

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  16. Thanks for sharing your banner project. Very festive for this weekend!

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  17. Love this wonder if I have time before Monday to copy!!! Hi central!! Thanks for sharing!

    Mommyx2 from cc

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  18. Beautiful Banner! RnoAngel0712

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  19. Beautiful! So festive! Love the banner!

    raebae

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  20. Love your banner!!! Thanks for the inspiration to play more with my Slice!!

    macattack from CC

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  21. Beautiful Banner!! I'm following you now! On to the next blog hopper! Jenni (Mom2Two)

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  22. this is a really cute banner, thanks for sharing!

    MomCleo Anne from CC

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  23. Wish I had made one for Canada day!

    NinaN

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  24. Love it! NinaN I was thinking the same thing, maybe next year!

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  25. What a great idea. Will definitely keep this in mind for next year.

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  26. cute banner, I think the stars are better than the pennant shape

    cswagner@sympatico.ca

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  27. You make banners look easy - Thanks for sharing!
    -Julie

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  28. Very nice banner! Isn't the Slice fun?
    ~RachelV e99e01@yahoo.com

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  29. Very nice. However, I'm not sure what to do with the banner once it would be finished. Ideas? thanks.

    Ellen from cc

    elliemaeshopping(at)comcast(dot)net

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  30. Love your great banner,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Very fun banner! Great job! ~ Alaska snow_chic83 at hotmail.com

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  32. Great Project! Love finding new things to use my slice on. Thanks!
    Xanthippe from CC

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  33. Thanks for sharing how you worked through the design process. It came out very cute.

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  34. I love that banner! So pretty and festive!

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  35. Super cool! I never thought to plan out my projects on paper like that.

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  36. Love the star shape for the banner idea and using the slice! Thanks for sharing how you planned it out....some thing I've never tried to do, but will now~

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  37. Love this! I really need to use my slice more and love seeing how others use theirs to give me inspiration - so thank you! :)

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  38. Great banners! They look so festive! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Cute banner and banner ideas! Love the one with the star on the tip...kinda reminds me of a jeans pocket! I can't wait to play around with my Slice some more and see what fun things I can come up with!

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  40. Great banner:). I also saw your second one and love it as well

    Tanya AKA Canuck @ CC

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