I know I've been saying this frequently, but I'm working on lots of different projects. All are in different stages of completedneess. Some involve sewing, some are Photoshop projects or other various home projects. I fully intend on sharing most as they get done, but in the meantime, please excuse my very infrequent blogging. (Actually, I don't think I've ever considered myself a 'frequent' blogger.) I will try and share more of how I did the projects instead of 'here is this great thing I made!' A little more exciting don't cha think? I sure do.
So here we go, not a tutorial by any means, but a little explanation of how I made this cute little 'America' banner using the Cricut. (I also made a Birthday banner using the same method and posted pictures here.)
I love making these banners because they are relatively quick. Cutting out the pieces on the Cricut takes the biggest chunk of time. However, just load and set to cut then you can go and finish more important things, like cleaning the bathroom. :) I used the Mini Monograms cartridge, the first and only cartridge I will ever get in addition to the ones that came with my Cricut. (It is a great one to get. I found mine for about $24.00 with no shipping on eBay.) I cut the scalloped circles at 5" and the inner circles at 4.25". If you use 12x12 scrapbook paper you can fit four scalloped circles or four regular circles on each page. I used the Smiley Monster font for the letters and cut using the Sure Cuts A lot program I purchased for my computer. (Sadly, you can no longer buy Sure Cuts A lot for the Cricut.) All the letters fit nicely on one 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper. If you have a Silhouette, you can do the exact same thing as I am sure they have similar shapes. Then it is just a process of layering and gluing the circles and letters together and stringing with tulle. I also threw in some left over star garland from another project instead of buying ribbon. If you are hosting a Fourth of July event, this is easy enough to throw together for a quick decoration.
I hope everyone has a fabulous and safe Fourth! I hope we all take a moment to remember this great country we live in, and those who have served and are serving to protect our great nation.
Happy Fourth of July!