Unfortunately I did not get this project uploaded in time for the 1st Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, but I thought I would share my newest banner anyway.
I used the Making Memories Slice Design Cutter with “Basics 1” for most of my cuts. I used my Cricut Expression with the “Stand and Salute” cartridge to cut out the “4th of July” design, primarily because I was using pre-glittered paper and could choose the multi-cut feature and set my blade depth so I would not have to use my craft knife to finish the cut (I still had to use my craft knife a bit though). FYI, there is a “4th of July” design on the Making Memories Slice Design Card “Words and Expressions: Holiday”.
|4th of July design cut from Cricut cartridge Stand and Salute|
I cut 3 red and 3 blue triangles at 4 inches using the Slice. I used my “40 Embossing and Debossing Templates with Storage Binder by Lisa Bearnson” (it was item number F03407 on the Q – I love these, I don’t know why they got so many bad reviews) to create “stripes” on my red triangles and stars on my blue triangles. To emphasize my stars, I used a white gel pen to “stitch” around the stars.
|The red and blue triangles and the letters were cut from Slice Design Card Basics 1|
Using the “Basics 1” Design Card I cut the letters at 2 inches on the Slice. I ran them right side down through a Xyron to make them sticky and then used Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel-cut glitter in Crystal to cover the adhesive. I used pop dots to attach the letters and “4th of July” die cut.
I used my Crop-a-Dile to attach the silver eyelets. I used grosgrain and organza ribbon in 3 different widths and colors (red, blue and white) to string the banner pieces together.
I learned a couple of things making this project. My cat, Pumpkin, is attracted to glitter (she knocked a bottle off the table which blew off the cap and leaked about 1/3 of the glitter – I’ll be seeing sparkles everywhere for weeks) and organza ribbon (she ran off with the end and unraveled almost the entire spool and tried to eat about 1 foot off it before deciding it did not taste good – fortunately she did not ingest it enough to make her choke). I also learned that organza ribbon gets stiff when it gets washed.
I thought a Canada Day Banner would be cute using the Maple Leaf from either the Making Memories Slice “Fall/Back to School” or “Basic Elements & Seasons” Design Cards. In addition to the “Noteworthy” Design Card, I saw images on “Vintage Findings” and “Travel USA” that would make nice “backgrounds” for banners.
I hope you enjoyed my latest project.