Banner-rif-ic!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hello friends! I'm wrapping up our Cottage Christmas reveal with a super fun and easy Banner created with Imaginisce packaging and my Cricut Expression.







Most banners are made with chipboard but a good strong cardboard can work too.
I have long been a fan of reuse and recycle and Imaginisce makes it really easy to reuse their packaging because they pint the same patterns of their collection right on the packaging so you can reuse the packaging for other projects! Bet ya didn't know that huh {wink}

So the packaging for these Holly Jolly Sticker Stackers is perfect to create a fun banner in a matter of minutes




So here's how we get started....





Trim the packaging and lay it across your Cricut mat since it will cut in landscape mode. If you have the original Cricut change the cutting direction to portrait. Your cut size will be 4 1/2 and I always set the pressure at high and speed at high.

For this banner I used my Celebrations cartridge but you can use any other cartridge that has a triangle banner. I would suggest cutting scrap paper first to make sure the size is the same.


When you place the packaging on the Cricut mat be sure and line it up with the 2nd notch show, I know this pic I had it further down and it did not cut perfect as you will see in the left side of the picture below.



You'll get two banners out of one packaging strip if you pick up the paper and re position the other side and cut like this.

Now all you do is embellish! If you'd like to make those pinwheels with paper like I did you'll find tutorials on YouTube. I learn so much from that site and really appreciate the ladies that do the video tutorials.
I am getting packed and finishing projects for CHA today. I leave Monday at 7a.m. which means I have to be there at 5a.m. YIKES! I am really excited to see friends and meet new ones and hang out with the Imaginisce crew! I've also got my press pass arranged so it will be fun to check out the press kits with all the new products.
Have a fantastic weekend!


23 comments:

dstandard said...

Fabulous project!

Courtney Baker said...

Super fun! I love this!

Laurie Chilton said...

Shemaine this is absolutely adorable. I just love your work. Looking forward to meeting you at CHA next week. I will be coming to the supershow on Thursday. Have a great week! :)

Queen Bee said...

Love the banner!
Queen Bee Studio

AJ said...

*love* this! :)

Lesabe said...

I love the banners.. It seems like the is the year for them.. Thanks for sharing your idea =)

Tracy Pea said...

This is absolutely adorable and I LOVE it!!!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous...

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

Packaging? awesome!

Denise said...

I love banners. For all occasions. Your is absolutely beautiful and I love how green it is!

Court said...

Fabulous project! I absolutely love it! :)

Steff said...

Your banner is gorgeous! Love the crystal snowflakes dangling from the bottom!

Amy said...

Love this cute banner! Thanks for the mini tutorial, I may just have to try this one!

Tabitha said...

Love the colors of your paper used. Thanks for sharing and new follower here.

MaryAnn said...

great banner.super tips for placement on mat and sizing thanks.

pattyb said...

I love the way the rosettes look...great project!

Olivia said...

Breautiful project, love the the little gems :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a fun way to recycle! I love the little charms you used, so pretty!

nadine said...

Cute Banner!!!

Stampleigh said...

I love making banners! Great job!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful banner! I love how you used the packaging to make it, such a great way to recycle!! Thanks for sharing!

About me said...

Love the way you recycled the packaging!

pebblesjns said...

I would have never thought to use the packaging to make a banner! Great way to use everything!

 
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