Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Banner

 For my sister Joy's birthday party, I knew I wanted to try and make a banner.  I saw lots of ideas online and decided to stick with what I know and use my Cricut.  I used the George cartridge - my trusty old sidekick.  First, I cut out 5 1/2"  rounded triangles in white.  I inked each one with red. Then I cut out the same triangles in a 5" size using some red papers I had in my stash.  After glueing these together, I cut out "Happy Birthday Joy!" using the George font.  Finally, I stapled each piece to some thick silver ribbon I found at Crown Imports - a store here in Phoenix that carries just about everything.  The banner was HUGE and fit perfectly across my kitchen - although everyone had to duck to get by. 
 I really like how it turned out and it was the perfect touch to a fun night.  Happy Birthday Joy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy 40th!

It is shocking, but I have many friends turning 40.  How did that happen?  I do not like the doom and gloom of most 40th birthday cards so I made this one a little bit cheery.  My friend loves shoes so I used these embellishments from Meri Meri Accents and then added some number stickers I had in my stash.  No black and doom and gloom here.  Have a great Saturday!