Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer's Here! {Almost}

It seems like I've spent most of Spring
cooped up inside either in the hospital or in my bedroom. A couple of nights ago I actually felt well enough to craft this cute bunting/banner.
I know it's almost summer, but around here things are still blooming. Hence this little project I whipped up:

I designed it on my Gypsy and cut it with my Cricut. But you don't have to own these machines to make it :)
Here's what you'll need:
Tie the Knot Cartridge-Cricut Scallop shape 10 inches-qty 5
Alphalicious Cartridge "Bloom" phrase 3 inches both in shadow and short stack features
Potpourri Basket Tree shape -shadow 10 inches -qty 5
3 small lunch sacs
hole punch
glue gun

 The only color I had was blue cardstock so I went with it.
You can actually draw a triangle out with a pencil and just use it as a stencil. Make it as big or small as you want. You can also use pinking shears to cut or use a scallop border punch.

I then cut out the triangles. Since I don't have a cartridge with just triangles I used one with a tree shape with the shadow function on. I thought this paper looked kinda fun :)

 Take some paper lunch sacs and cut out some small pieces to make mini lunch sacs. I glued around the three sides leaving the top open for stuffing.
 I then cut out the word Bloom with the Cricut in both short stack and shadow shapes so I could stack the letters one on top of the other.

I added a colorful ribbon around the triangle edges to make it pop.

 I punched holes in the corners and added some embellishments such as jewel dots and paper sac fans etc. that I made by simply folding scrap pieces back and forth like an accordion.
 Pardon the "glue gun hair" I hand't cleaned it up before taking pics.
 I added some small flower cutting (silk of course) to the mini sacs.


How are you welcoming in the Summer?

Linking up to the following parties:

The Gypsy's Corner

Amaze Me Mondays!
Lil Luna
Faded Charm Cottage

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