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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cricut Birthday Bash - How to Use a Banner on A Card

Banners are all the rage these days, especially in scrapbooking and cardmaking.  I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas banner card.  And of course, I just can't resist a "Joy" card - so easy and so personal (for me, at least, LOL!).  The combo seemed perfect!

This 5" x 7" card came together in a flash once I figured out the papers I wanted to use.  That always seems to be the most difficult part since paper is so important.  I went with Stampin Up! Christmas papers (except for the holly paper from Making Memories).  Cardstock by my favorite brand, Coredinations.
I used the banners on the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge.  If you haven't noticed them, take another look.  They are hidden in the font feature key and there are a number of different styles.  I am a sucker for scallops so I went with those.  I cut them at 2-1/4".

Then, for the "JOY", I used the old faithful cartridge, Plantin' Schoolbook.  I wanted a bit of a more significant shadow layer but couldn't find one that would fit well on the banner.  I cut the letters and their shadows at 1-1/2".




Inside I added some decorative word art paper from Making Memories and a strip of dotted paper from Stampin Up!

This still left plenty of room to add a personal note.

Ribbon is by Papertrey Ink.





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Vikki Jo said...

Very pretty! Would never have thought of that!!

Anna said...

Super cute! I agree, picking papers always takes the longest! Anna
tinemorp at hotmail dot com

Craftykitten said...

Another great idea!

Jessica said...

Pretty! I love it!

littleeifwife said...

Love your card...as usual! Thanks for sharing!!

jamme said...

Love the card design and the paper made it just pop!

Diane's Place said...

love the banner!
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Anonymous said...

Great idea. Nice job.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

Neesey said...

Too Stinkin cute!

toptinmanswife said...

I love the idea of doing a banner on cards!

ITeachK said...

What a fantastic card and idea!

Becky said...

this is so pretty

Sharon said...

This is just so pretty! Love it!!! :)

Crystal said...

Love this card! I just subscribed and yours is the first blog I have ever subscribed to. Just got my Cricut this summer and now I have ideas to get me started. :)

alearly said...

LOVE this card!!!!!

scrappymama said...

Great job! I have noticed alot of posts pushing "banners". I like the card idea. TFS!

Created By Renae said...

very cute I cant wait to check that birthday bash cartridge out closer!!

:) Renae

Wendy Raffin said...

this is so cute! Love the colors, and the JOY is so appropriate! lol Great job!

Cynthia B. said...

I've been lovin' the banner craze...but funny enough, I haven't included very many on my own projects! Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

texaslady said...

really cute card Joy are those your favorite colors? Seems like you use them alot and they go good together.

AZOWEN said...

You are so right, the paper makes all the difference - lovely card

rlang221 said...

Great Card, Love the Banner.

Suz said...

You have so many great ideas!! Thanks for sharing the banner card. I especially adore the paper.

JANLYNN said...

I have been wanting to try a banner and you have just given me the most inspiration. Love this card.

**Treefrog** said...

What a great layout Joy, very Joyful, lol! TFS

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Love it! Just love it!

J said...

Joy
This card is adorable....
I always know your cards. You finish the inside with some lil somthin.
I loooove that about your cards.
I wish you would start making videos again... I miss them!
Thanks 4 all u do.
Best regards,
J

Shari said...

I hadn't thought about putting a banner on a card. A name vanner card for a birthday would be good too. Thanks!
syoung6987@aol.com

angelbaby said...

Once again love the JOY in your cards. This is a very pretty card!
I really like the banner on a card, cute idea.

luckygal_l said...

soo pretty! gotta try to make this. TFS.

HappyExpressions said...

Beautiful! I love everything about this card! TFS!

Parcha said...

I love everything about this card!!!
Thanks

sucor said...

What a great idea! Love this card!

The Hobby Collector said...

WOW! Love, Love, Love, Love!!! the idea, the paper, the colors! everything! great job!

kinderdi said...

Love this card! I'd like to try the banner idea on a scrapbook page.

Robin said...

Oooh Love this design!! It's funny... I recently started selling SU & recognize a lot of their products in your work... love how you showcase it!! TFS!

JonaSwim said...

Favorite...Card....Ever, so cute! I love the idea of a mini banner, so cute! Thanks for the idea!

Manders said...

Can I say stinking cute

Leah's Card Designs. said...

wonderful idea!!!! It's soooo cute!!!

MommaMcVic said...

great card! love the banner!
kacee

Clare said...

this is so pretty, gave me an idea for what to do with all those small scraps of Christmas paper I just can't seem to get rid of!

Bcambron said...

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Barbara TX
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Cheryl said...

I love it, love it, love it!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

KR said...

So creative!!

Libby Beach said...

That just might be my absolute favorite Christmas card yet!! :) I love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

verolas said...

cute cute super cute!!!

Ellie said...

I love that color combo - just right for winter and snowflakes!

Tautchia (at) LettingGoOfPerfect said...

Love, love, LOVE the banner card. so cute!!!

Thanks for the tip about the hidden banners.

Anonymous said...

What a "Joy"ful banner LOL

Marta
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Gramma Susie said...

I just got my Cricut on Black Friday. It's supposed to be my Christmas present, but I am dying to open the box and jump into some of your darling projects! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Sanguinartears said...

Love the look of the banner across the front. Makes the card feel like a party! TFS

SHELLEE said...

Love Love Love this paper combo! I would never have thought to use a banner on a card.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Great idea to use a banner on a card!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Chrissy's Creations said...

So cute.

Scrappin Melissa said...

This is beautiful! Very cheery!

Holly Hudspeth said...

I really like the banner card. I made the tag card last year. This one is definitely fitting to todays trend. I only have 3 cards left to make, this will be one of them. Thanks!

Pam said...

Very festive card!

Pascale said...

Wow this is really effective and so elegant. Hugs Pascale

floridagirl said...

wow - such a beautiful card - I love the strip of paper on the inside it just adds so much to the card!!

Anonymous said...

As usual so very cute. Janice

shrtnsassy said...

Very pretty! The papers are really nice.

Sherri

Eddy and Tiffany said...

I want this cart. I saw the banners on it, too, and loved them.

ScrappyMama said...

Great card! Deciding on papers usually takes me longer to do than actually making the card does, but, I agree, it has such an impact on the final results! I had not considered this cart 'cause I really don't do much with the "cutesy" animals BUT I will take a closer look & see what else is really on there. Thanks for the motivation!

Faye Scott said...

Oh now this is a great idea, I am going to have to make this one:)

Kim. said...

I am really loving these banner cards and those papers are beautiful.
Kim xXxuppro

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card. Really like the idea.
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

I love the banner! I have wanted to try one but have been intimidated about cutting triangles by hand. Now my Cricut can to it for me!! Thanks for the great idea!

Donna said...

Love the card! I need to get that cartridge! I love banners!

shelly said...

This is such a "JOYful" card! Thanks for sharing such a delightful and happy banner card!

June said...

Love your card!! Never thought to put a banner on a Christmas card. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!!

Cathie w said...

i love banners I am going to have to try some more


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Sarah said...

love the banner

Jennifer T said...

This card is great! I love all the different card ideas and the use of the banners. So cute!

Libby said...

I love the banner...you could use this idea on so many projects.

craftaholic said...

Banner card is so stinkn adorable!!! TFS!!!I am a subscriber and love getting you e-mail!!!
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Rexann

nikkicreates said...

Wow this is just adorable!

nikkicreates at gmail dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love all the spots!

Janelle said...

I haven't seen banners used as a main feature on a card. I have a feeling that is going to change as I am off to go create one.

jennyplace2 said...

Such a beautiful card, love the little banner.

Yvonne said...

I just found your blog! I love it I am just getting started with my cricut so I need all the help I can get!

irma_kris1 said...

Very nice! i love your cards and tips!

irma_kris1 said...

so pretty!

Thea said...

I saw this card and fell in love! I tried it and it turned out great! My aunt loved it as well! Great work!

Thea Toon said...

You are so creative! I love the flags!

Jeanette said...

Love this card. Great use of banners. I like to use "JOY" on Christmas cards and will definitely be using this idea. Thank you.

Pat said...

What a beautiful card. I am new to cardmaking and am frantically looking at all the cards for inspiration. Yours are wonderful.

Mimslad

ScrapperAP said...

How stinking cute! I love anything with a banner! Thanks for sharing :)

AngieLa said...

I LOVE this card idea!! I will definitely be using it! Thank you!

scrappy vicky said...

What a great card! Excited to make one. Thanks for all your creative ideas!

Scrappy Vicky
rfee2@roadrunner.com

reneezimm said...

I love the Joy banner card. This is something I would not think to make on a Christmas Card or any card. Thanks for a great idea.

paulak said...

very cute!

paulak said...

very cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh my what a great card idea!!!
I have Bday Bash and hadn't noticed the banner cuts. Thanks for pointing them out.
DMcardmaker (email follower)

Judy S. said...

I LOVE this card!!

mom of 2 gurlz said...

I would LOVE to win the Tis the Season cartridge. I just got my Expression before Christmas. It is so different than my original first cricut!! I can't wait until I figure out all the features that it has and your website is so helpful! The tutorials you put on You-Tube are fantastic!! Keep up the wonderful work!! You are amazing, Joy!!

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