Sunday, May 29, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge: Pennants & Banners

Banners!  I love banners!  Then when I "had" to create one I froze up!  How does that happen?  Then once I started working I loved it.  I made this one universal to cover Memorial Day and the 4th.  I thought it would be cute to hang up on the back deck during our BBQs.  We love having people over in the summer for cookouts.

This is my first ever Design Team project. I am so excited to be designing for Getting Cricky.  If you don't already follow that sight you have got to check it out.  She has a ton of inspiration and challenges going on.  Not to mention blog candy is always being passed around there, she is one generous chicka! I really wanted to make something I could be happy with and I took a few shots at it and I am happy with the outcome.  I even found a vintage fence to hang it from for the photos!  (I wish that was true, but our fence just needs a fresh coat or 5 of paint after the winter!)

It is rare for me to do everything in a project from the same cartridge but for this one I did.  Every cut on here is from A Child's Year.  The cardstock is CoreDinations.  I used black magic for the stars and the letters.  I embossed them in my Big Kick and then sanded them to reveal the "hidden" color.
The red on the right shows you the "hidden" color.  This is before embossing and sanding on the left.

Both embossed but I have sanded the one on the right.  How cool is that?!

I am also entering this into a couple of challenges:
Cooking with Cricut- Memorial Day
Creative Cutter Room- Honoring our Vets
Memorial Day Challenge 4 at Scrapalicious USA
2 Sisters- Anything goes
Crazy About Cricut Thankful Thursday
Paper Cutz Challenge
Decorate to Celebrate


  1. What a fabulous banner, I just love the red, white and Blue. How appropriate for this weekend. Great job! Welcome to the DT.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  2. What a fun banner Rebecca I love the shaped flags! I'm looking forward to more fun Simply Sundays with you :)
    Getting Cricky DTM

  3. Your banner is amazing. I am so partial to the old Red, White and Blue. You should check out my dining room some day, hehehe Seriously love this though. A Child's Year is one of my favorite carts.
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM-Coordinator

  4. I don't have many cartridges, but I do have this one and making some decorations for the fourth of July would be perfect! Thank you so much for the off to wander around your blog :-)

  5. As I sit here and watch the National Memorial Day Concert, I am looking at your banner. It is so cute with the children on it. For they are the future of our nation. Great banner that can be used for so many holidays. I think I might make one like it for my classroom at school for next school year.
    Getting Cricky Guest Designer

  6. Great job! I love this banner- perfect for this weekend AND July 4th!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  7. This is such a sweet banner hon. Well done, thanks for playing with us at Scrapalicious this week.

    Hugs Gerda

  8. AWESOME job!! I seriously thought you had used patterned paper -- I had to go back and look again -- That embossing is WONDERFUL!! This is SUCH AN AWESOME banner!! LOVE IT!! :)

    So happy to be on the DT with you!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

    PS -- You can enter this banner at Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog too!! :)

  9. I love it! It's fantastic and how creative to find the fence--it's gorgeous!!!!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  10. very cool banner tfs with us here at decorate to celebrate Im sure everybody will love it as much as I do. hugs

  11. Your banner is very cool! Thanks for entering it in our Scrapalicious USA challenge! ~Shelley

  12. What a terrific project! I'm so glad you decided to join the challenge at Scrapalicious USA! Best of Luck!


  13. Love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  14. Great banner, Rebecca! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  15. Cool banner. I also love the rustic fence. It adds character.

  16. Love it! I am such a sucker for patriotic crafts.

  17. This is a super project-thanks for sharing all of the steps and tips. Cathie

  18. Love the rustic look of your banner and of course the awesome Americana look!

    Your Getting Cricky DT sister,

  19. Great Banner! Thank you for joining us at Scrapalicious USA
    Hugs, Cindy

  20. I love your banner! So perfect for memorial day and you can bring it out again for the 4th of July! I really the cuts you chose, this turned out fantastic!

    Getting Cricky DTM

  21. What a fantastic idea...a holiday banner to hang on your deck. Love the design, the embossing and the paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.

  22. Wonderful idea for a bbq.....very cute

  23. Great banner! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  24. Your banner was the first one I looked at in this challenge. It is so kewl! We are hopefully going to be adding a covered patio this summer and I am now inspired to make one for our patio using vinyl. Thanks for sharing.


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