Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Summer Banner


Today's post is the first of my Days of Summer 2012 series.  I made this banner in June but just never took any pictures of it to post online.  Throughout the month of August I'll be posting summer themed projects since we're wrapping up the summer.  I'm slightly sad that summer will be over but then again I'm looking forward to cooler weather and my favorite holidays of the year (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Isn't it just so cute.  The main colors of my banner were a bright blue, green and yellow.  I cut the rank shape from the Stand and Salute cartridge.  They were all cut at 2.5".  I used the Cricut Craft Room to cut out the letters from the rank cuts.  The letters are from the Alphalicious cartridge.  The letters were all 2.5" as well within the rank cuts.  Then I cut another rank cut in the blue, green and yellow to layer behind my white cuts.  I also an extra of each color as my accents for the banner.  I punched 2 small holes in the top of each in order to string the ribbon through.

I cut each of the images on my accent pieces from the Pack Your Bags cartridge.  The first image is from page 26.  This image is actually a pair of flip flops connected to a pair of sunglasses.  I just cut off the sunglasses part.  I cut the image at 2.5" with a white shadow to help it stand out.  For the cuts on the accent pieces I used other bright colors (pink, orange and purple) so they would stand out more.  I added purple and orange stickles to really make the flip flops pop.

For the middle accent piece I cut the beach ball from page 31.  I used the purple, pink, yellow and blue for my beach ball.  It was cut at 2.5".  I added purple, pink, yellow and blue stickles to the corresponding paper.  I also popped up all the images on pop dots to really help them stand out.

My last accent piece has the bikini cut from page 27.  It was cut at 3" with a white shadow like the flip flops.  I added pink and yellow stickles to the corresponding paper.  I used 3/8" white satin ribbon to string all my pieces together. 

Tags: 2.5" (Stand & Salute, pg. 42)
Letters: 2.5" (Alphalicious)
Flip Flops: 2.5" (Pack Your Bags, pg. 26)
Beach Ball: 2.5" (Pack Your Bags, pg. 31)
Bikini: 3" (Pack Your Bags, pg. 27)
Stickles: Purple, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Blue
3/8" White Satin Ribbon
Pop Dots

I hope you enjoyed my "Happy Summer" banner. 

Have a Magical Day!!

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