My soon-to-be birthday girl developed an ear infection after catching a cold over the weekend a few weeks ago and so I was in full mommy-mode for the past few days.
So I had to sacrifice a lot of the other papercrafting projects I was thinking of doing for her birthday party.
Thank goodness I decided to just buy pre-made party favor bags from partypalooza.com.
Anyway, the banner was quick and easy and I got to use my Cricut Expressions 2 AND my Silhouette Cameo. Who says you have to have one or the other? Why not have both?!
I love my Gypsy. I really do. I love that I can squeeze in as many letters as I could on a 12×12 sheet of paper so I would limit the amount of paper waste. It’s too bad that they aren’t making these anymore. I love not being tied to my laptop when working on a project with my E2.
My Gypsy and my E2.. ready to go!
A finished letter.. you like?
It was at this point that my daughter got sick and I just wanted to get the banner done. So, I stopped taking pictures as I progressed..
Because of my limited time, I decided to simplify the banner. I had every intention of making the banner match the invitations with the strips of colored paper against the cream background..
Instead, I decided to use each individual color as it’s own banner square. Simple. Easy.
I cut out scalloped squares with holes in two of the corners. I made that shape a while back on my Gypsy when I was making the banner for my daughter’s baptism.
I took some of the cream colored paper that I used for the invitations and cut notches on the corners to accomodate the holes and to give it a little style.
Here’s the finished banner, minus the ribbon that ties it all together.
As you can see, I used my Silhouette to cut out the music notes that I had used in the invitation. I also broke out my bottle of Glossy Accents and glossified those notes.. Sorry about the dirty carpet.. I’m sure that’s a stain of spilled baby food from my daughter’s baby food eating days.. So embarrassing!