Sunday, February 6, 2011

LOVE Banner

Hi Crafters! Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you all! I am not a football fan, but my husband I play along!

I decided this month to play along in the Cricut Circle Blog challenge....the challenge is to create a banner using 3 cuts from the Cricut! How easy is that! I love banners and needed one for Valentine's I jumped right in!

I had a lot of fun with this one! For the tag base, I am using a tag from the Sweethearts cartridge. I welded a corner flourish from the Sweetheart cartridge on to the tag base, and then cut the actual corner flourish from a lighter pink cardstock to layer ontop of the welded piece on the tag. I hope that makes sense, I guess you wouldn't have to do that step, but wanted to try it and it worked!

The scallop heart and the lighter pink heart layers, and the cupid were also cut using the Sweethearts cartridge. The letters were cut from Storybook cartridge. I added glitter to the letters and the heart and arrow on the cupid. The lock and key were also cut from the Sweethearts cartridge.And for my FAVORITE part of the banner! This beautiful paper rose! I made this rose using a flower cut from the Walk in My Garden cartridge and used the Tim Holtz grunge flower technique.
I cut the flower pieces out of parchment cardstock and then ink the edges with 3 different colors of ink.
These are very easy to make, and the whole time I was making them, I was singing the song from Marie Osmond "Paper Roses"!
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope your team wins!!!!


  1. WOW! your banner is amazing! I love all the cute you added, so detailed. Very very pretty!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love all the soft colors and the roses are just AMAZING :)

  3. Very pretty Cindy!!

    Sue C.

  4. Fabulous banner! Good luck in the challenge!