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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lego Birthday Banner

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Blog Hop

It's Connie Can Crop's Birthday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a super blog hop full of fabulous projects, a spectacular lineup, and yummy presents for 2 lucky followers!!

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on her Birthday blog hop. Welcome to her Birthday Bash!!

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have TWO awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Is giving away 3 delicious Spring Colors of Skittles!!
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 Connie is  giving away a gorgeous 6x6 paper pad and  may just throw in some fabulous LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon too!!
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
Gonna Party! It's Connie's Birthday! Let's go!

For my projects today - I made a banner and decorated gift bags for one of my daycare boys.  He recently saw The Lego Movie and is in love with Legos!!

I cut cardstock into 4x6 rectangles for my banner flags.  I then sized a rectangle on my Silhouette mat to the same size.
I made six circles and sized them to fit my rectangle.  I spaced them evenly and made a template.

Once I cut my template out, I moved the rectangle off my mat and squeezed in as many circles as I could fit for my 8 1/2 x 11 paper and cut them out. 
I cut enough for two sets of 6 circles on each banner flag.  I ran half of them through my Xyron and adhered them to the banner flags using my template (above).  I pop-dotted the second set of circles on top of the first. 
Once I had them all completed, I pop-dotted the letters and number.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the top of the banner flags.  I strung blue ribbon through the flags, leaving long tails just in case.
Here is a close up of Eli - you can see the dimension a bit.
Next I made a template for the gift bags.  Then I cut the bigger circles out.  I only cut one set per bag. 
I put my template on the front of the bag and adhered the circles. 
I gently peeled up the template. 
I made 3 of each color.  These were fun to make, but took longer than I expected.  Eli loved the pictures I sent his mom!!  Thanks for stopping by!!
 Up next is my friend Robin!!
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.


Ellen Jarvis said...

That's a lotta Legos, but boy are they "in" these days. Eli had to absolutely love this, for sure. Nicely done, dear friend.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Angela C said...

Wonderful banner! the bags are great too! my boys are so into legos too!

Charlotte C said...

These are so cute and clever. Great job.

Beth said...

LOVE this idea Lori!! Everyone loves legos, so creative. It was fun being in the hop with you, I'm already a follower. =)


Pamela Lash said...

Legos are so trendy and I think this will be a big hit for boys and girls of any age - love how you showed how to put this together - great hopping with you today!

Janis said...

Fabulous Lego theme decorations!!! Wouldn't my son have loved that when he was a kid!
I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend, although I have subscribed by email for some time!
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Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Great idea, Lori. You're so creative. I bet Eli was super happy with the Lego banner and bags.

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crazyaboutcricut said...

Ok, this is GENIOUS! Fantastic idea for making Legos!

D- said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful banner and gift bags.
Love your design and colors.
Thanks for sharing.
{Google follower}

Janet's Planet said...

What a great idea!! Love the Lego theme! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love the banner and gift bags! Very cool!!

Connie said...

Oh these Lego decorations are awesome! What little boy wouldn't love them? Eli is lucky!! Thanks so much for joining me this weekend!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Golden Goddess Designs said...

Oh so cute! My son would still love this and he is 14! Legos are awesome and you did a fantastic job as usual!

sue k said...

I love banners and yours is great. Nice gift bags too.

Camille Short said...

Fabulous idea!

Jenrex4 said...

Such a cool idea. I will have to remember this one for next year. Can't wait to see what else you do.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your legos came out amazing! So happy to be hopping along with you! Carri~Abusybee

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

As a mother of 4 boys, I love this idea. TFS!!!

Carmen M. said...

Great idea. This is such a popular movie right now you are right with the times :)

Karon said...

This is so cool, such a fab idea! TFS

Stephanie said...

So cute. Love your giant legos.

Kathy:) said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.


Klite3 said...

Love your idea and how it all turned out. Legos rule!

Shawnee Penkacik said...

This is such a cute birthday banner and bag. Legos are perfect and never out of style. Every little boy loves them, especially with the new lego movie. :)

Iris said...

Super cute banner and gift bags -love the bright colors.
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