Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Banner - Papercraft Star Challenge 41

Spring is in full bloom at Papercraft Star with the opening of Challenge 41!

This week your challenge is to create an Easter inspired project using one or more of these colors.

Easter makes me think of blooming flowers, beautiful butterflies and fresh Spring air, so I decided to bring Spring inside and create a Banner for my mantel.

I cut out the banner shape using my Cricut and the Stand and Salute Cartridge and the letters using the Cuttin' Up Cartridge. To frame out the letters I used the Frames Stamp Combo Sizzix die. This also allowed for me to add more color!

What says Spring better than Prima and Glimmer Mist, so you know I had to add them to my banner! To hang the banner, I added tulle to give it a softness and added some butterfly clips!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Below you will find a complete supply list and Cricut settings.

To enter your projects for this challenge, head to the Papercraft Star blog and post your projects by 9:00 PM EST on Sunday April 17th. Be sure to stop by my blog or the PCS blog to see my tutorial for Tutorial Thursday!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Spring!

Supply List:
Card Stock: Pink by Best Occasions (any scraps would do, this is for layering your letters for sturdiness)
Patterned Paper: Newsprint by Stampin' Up and the Mango Frost and All About Girls stacks by DCWV
Ink: Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey and Tattered Rose Distress Inks by Ranger and Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral Stampin' Write markers by Stampin' Up!
Tools: Cricut, Cutting up Cartridge, Stand & Salute Cartridge, BigKick, Frames Stamp Combo Sizzix die, Cinch, Heat gun, wire cutters and Hot Glue Gun
Other: Patina, Pearl & Rose Tea glimmer mist by Tattered Angels, Light weight chipboard, Yellow elastic gingham ribbon by Offray, Gold tulle, floral pics, Wildflower Pillar Pack white by Prima, Melange Sunset & Melange Lagoon by Prima, Mini Gypso off-white by Prima, rosettes by Recollections, Summer Butterflies by Ashland and Butterflies by Celebrate It Christmas, Foam tape and Scotch quick dry adhesive.

Cricut Cuts:

Stand & Salute - Out of light weight chipboard, cut 6 Shield2 images on Blackout.
Settings - Speed: low, Pressure: high, Size: 4, Blade: 6

Cuttin Up - Out of patterned paper and card stock cut S P R I N G on Shift Lock & Short Stack.
I cut one layer of patterned paper and two layers of card stock. (you will be cutting S P R I N G out 3 times)
Settings - Speed: low, Pressure: med, Size 1 3/4, Blade: 4


Sandi's creative touch said...

Your banner is so uplifting and pleasing to the eye it just gives you such a feel good feeling from design to paper choices!!!


C Stephens said...

Regan, it looks like we both broke out the cricut this week...although your work is absolutely fantastic. I adore this banner. You obviously spent a great deal of time and effort and it was worth every minute. This banner just rocks!

Kristina said...

Beautiful banner Regan, you did an AMAZING job!! I love love love it!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a beautiful banner, Regan! I love all of the wonderful details you included and those butterflies are the perfect add! Great job!

Lynn said...

What a cute banner! Came over here to let you know that you should really check out the Punky Sprouts blog! :)

Tracy said...

This is so cute Regan! I love the colors you used and the way you put each letter piece together is perfect. Beautiful project!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your banner is soooooo beautiful. Love the color. I've never made one before. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Your project proves just why you are the queen of smaller things - tags and banners !

Kim Duran said...

Love the banner, Regan! I just bought some new banner dies and can't wait to create my own. Each piece looks like it's own mini card so I am sure it will be fun to create! I love the fabric ribbon you used. It looks so glitzy!

deangraziosi said...

The banner is mind blowing here but some how I feel like it still require more effort for presentation.
dean graziosi