Category Archives: Joys of Season

Christmas Merry Banner

Christmas Merry Banner

It seemed that everywhere you looked, there were banners….large, small, vintage, jazzy….you name it. Well, I certainly did not want to be left out of the fun so I promptly purchased Cricut Cartridge B is for Boy to make my first banner.

The cartridges used were Joys of the Season, B is for Boy, Storybook, Trim the Tree, and When It’s Cold Outside. Thank goodness for my Gypsy and the layering abilities…otherwise I think I would still be trying to put it all together.

Santa and Rudolph Christmas Banner

Santa and Rudolph Christmas Banner

Okay, no apologies….I am behind in posting some of my crafts. Tonight I will try to catch up a bit with at least uploading some photos.

This Santa, sleigh and tiny reindeer Christmas Banner was intended as a gift for my sister-in-law, but she ended up displaying it at the hospital where she works. I wish that I could tell you that I came up with the design…but I didn’t, so I can’t and I won’t. Unforatunately, so much time has lapsed that I do not remember the blog where I originally found this. If you know the blog, please leave me a comment so that I can respectfully give credit for the original thought.

If I remember correctly, the cartridges used were Create a Critter for the reindeer and Joys of the Season for Santa and his sleigh. This was my first time to utilize the new layers application on my Gypsy.

This was so much fun…and I hope to make more as gifts for next year.

Merry Banner

Merry Banner

Nothing like going AWOL right after starting a new blog, eh? Well, these past several months have taken several turns and have kept us all busy.

This past week, I was excited to finally be able to unpack my Cricut and get to work. I was like a kid in a candy store and had difficulty focusing on just one project to begin and then complete. Looking for inspiration on several blogs, I noticed that many crafters had created holiday banners and so my journey began.
Cricut Cartridges Used: B is for Boy, Storybook, Lacy Labels, Christmas and Joys of Season.
I did not have any chipboard on-hand so I upcycled some cereal boxes that I had been saving (for the perfect project).

Though it is not perfect, and is fairly simple, I am a bit proud of my creation and proud that I finally learned how to use the layers feature on my Gypsy.

Merry …’nuf said….