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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is for Kids Banner Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Christmas is for Kids Banner Blog Hop!

If you are looking for Day 1 of the Blog Hop, please go  HERE.  You should have arrived from CHER's blog.  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss out on the blog candy!!

It is my pleasure to participate in the CHRISTMAS is for KIDS BANNER HOP, where fantastic and generous crafters donated their talents, time and holiday banners to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA. (See

Here is a complete list of blogs in this hop:

And there's BLOG CANDY to be had!! THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have provided prizes to those who hop along. Here are our sponsors and their prizes:

One winner will receive four free digi-images of their own choosing from! will provide one winner with a code valued at $20 toward your purchase from their terrific site!

Beautiful ribbons, embellishments, charms and more are on the site. They'll be giving a voucher valued approx $32 USD.

All hoppers are eligible to win. Here's how:

Follow the blog and comment on as many projects as you choose -- the more blogs where you comment and follow, the more chances you have to win. There's just one catch: please actually comment on the project, which shows you've looked at the project, not just cut/pasting random comments ("CUTE! TYFS") only to win the prize. will choose the winners, subject to verification that winners have met the above-stated criteria.

And now on to my banner:

This is me going crazy with a banner.  For some reason, I have a hard time creating a banner with different shapes and different papers.....and this is the best I could do!!

I uses Birthday Bash and cut these banner flags at 5.15 inches.

I cut them out with maroon cardstock.

I opened another Layer on my Gypsy and put the banner layers on my mat also at 5.15 inches.
I took plaid and holly paper for my layers.
Here are my banner flags!
I wanted stars to anchor my banner.  I grabbed these stars from George and cut out two of them at 4.18 inches and two of them at 5.24 inches.  I flipped one of each of the stars so they angle into the banner.
I used the same maroon cardstock for the bottom layer and the plaid for the top layer.

I took the letters from Winter Woodland and cut them out at 3 inches.  I took these doilies from Art Philosophy and cut them out at 3.82 inches.

I inked the doilies with Antique Linen and adhered the letters on.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in my banner flags and stars.  I used some Making Memories embellishments on the flags.

Thank you for joining us today!!  Don't forget to visit all of the blogs for a chance to win some great prizes!!  Your next stop is DENA!


Kat Stachowiak said...

Thank you so much on the detailed pictures and instruction. I am a novice with a cricut Imagine....I don't know half of what it can do. I will link back if I use your design!
Great Job!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hello, girlfriend!! Your banner from Day #2 is JUST as sweet as your Day #1 banner, though I just LOVE the colors and shapes of this one best. Maybe it's the stars with the poinsettias? It "speaks to me"!!

Thank you again for participating in this special cause Hop. It's a pleasure getting to know you just a little bit through your talents that you so graciously share. May God's blessings be great this holiday season of joy.


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Rachelle said...

Your banner is so pretty! Thank You for sharing how you did that on your gypsy, I am just getting used to my gypsy and learning how to use it.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Sunny79 said...

Zour banner is so detailed and lovelz, I like the shapes zou have used.

Love, Marina.

Linda said...

Gorgeous banner, love the instructions on how you made it! Well done you for doing 2 banners! The children are going to love them.

Linda xxx

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Another beautiful banner! Love your project and the awesome instructions. The children will love how festive everything looks. Hugs

lindaplus3 said...

Your banner is wonderful i loooooove the lettering it is all so Christmassy ty for sharing your talent and ideas :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

such a cute little banner. really like the way you did the layering. great way to cheer up those little ones who are in the hospital for the holidays. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

Your JOY banner is beautiful and thanks for including the instructions. Great job for a great cause. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Scrapfaire said...

Really lovely banner. Great inspiration to mix shapes!

ScrappinT said...

Thank you for the instruction for your banner, it is really cute!

Michelle said...

Your here and you've got your banner up!!! Woo-hoo!!!! This banner is wonderful and it would be perfect for my house... I may need to make my own recreation of this.... it looks so pretty this would even be cute made really small and then used to decorate a Christmas tree... I like the plaid paper you used super cute and very Christmasy... I use the same Birthday Bash Banners for my Banners I just like how they come out.... you used alot of the same cartridges that I would have used. Very nice job.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

Great 'joy' will come to a child from this lovely banner. Also, thank you so much for the tutorial, wow, I love that helps in making one, since I haven't made a banner before. I am so inspired by this blog hop to make one - I needed a little push (doing a swap)!

Great job!
another day of hopping and seeing wonderful projects.

Martha galvez said...

Great banner, I love that you kept it simple, what a great cause. TFS!

Martha galvez said...

Great banner, I love that you kept it simple, what a great cause. TFS!

Beckie said...

I love this one too. Great papers. Thanks for showing the steps..i like it when people do that...since I'm a newbie ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Dee said...

I love your banner, I also love that you showed how you created it. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I like this one even better than the one you made yesterday. I love the doilies!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

THank you so much for the step by step on how to make this! I love when I find posts that do this! And I love the colors you chose! Thank you!

Edwina said...

You make beautiful banners! I love the dollies behind the letters. I like the way you dressed each letter up in the word JOY. The 2 stars with poinsettias on each end is so nice. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

B~T said...

I really like how you shared the details & how you used your Gypsy. I don't have one & have considered getting it was helpful to see it in action.

Holly is one of my holiday favorites; I like how you used it. The doilies look so antiqued & I really like the lettering. You did a nice job!!

Jojo Moore said...

Love you JOY banner,but most of all i love what it was made for to put some Joy little angle's life
Thank you for sharing your love

DebbyP said...

Love the shapes and paper you used and the stars at the end added an extra special touch to your banner. TFS
TTFN from a new oil lower. dpookybear at yahoo or com

Jennifer said...

Beautiful banner! Makes me want to get out my gypsy!
Happy to be hopping with you!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! This is Stunning!!!

Donna Lee said...

This is an awesome banner and will bring so much joy to all who look at it daily! You have used some of my FAVORITE cartridges on your project. I adore the font on WW too! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

SueNJ said...

Your banners are just too wonderful. This cartridge paired with the papers are a winning combo. So glad to be in this hop with you :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Ashley Nicole said...

I really love the banner. Great colors and shapes. It's so nice that you made two banners. I was in day 1 with you, nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Haley D. said...

Such a sweet banner! I love all your detailed instructions too. Thanks for linking up at Made It Myself Mondays!

Lori Comeau said...

Your banner is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the directions on how you made it. I love all the little tips I get from visiting everyone blogs. Thanks for sharing.