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!

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