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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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Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh that is so cute. Just gave me ideas on what to do with some Chipboard flag pieces I have.

Betty Jo said...

I LIKE it!!!

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous card, love the banner
Anne x

Cindylu2u said...

The banner looks fantastic on a card!!

Amy K said...

This is so festive - just darling!

Jan Foselli said...

Oh, I love this! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Craftyhomemade said...

It's a super cute card. Love the color combination.

Indira

Brigitte said...

This is so cute!!! TFS

Jolanda said...

this is a lovely card - using a banner is such a good idea!!

Georgei said...

pretty card thank for showing

Josie0602 said...

Adorable card! I love the papers you chose!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Laney said...

another really cute but simple card, thanks for sharing.

Ohhh Snap said...

It's a Joyful card :D. TFS!

Kathy Eddy said...

So cute, and I ordered that cartidge just to get the banners. I haven't gotten the chance to try it yet though.

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

never thought of using a banner on a card.. TFS :)

Donna VW said...

Joy, I love your joy card - perfect for this Christmas season and throughout the year!

Muttshouse said...

What a fun card! Thanks for using Plantin. I think that cart is under-rated! I really love the insides of your cards too. :-)

Karen

DebJoAl said...

Really cute JOY card! Don't think I have a cart. that has banner with scallops, but I have plain ones and a Gypsy. Have to see what I can come up with!

Rae-beccadesigns said...

Great idea to use a banner on a card! I love it!

Kath said...

Cute! I never thought of using a banner on a card, and I LOVE it! Thanks!

Amy said...

This is beautiful! Love the banner and the mix of papers you used.

Luv 2 Create said...

Just too cute. I like the personal touch JOY! I bet that is your signature at Christmas huh? Luv it.
Marcie

Pauline said...

What an awesome card. I LOVE IT:)
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

Diane said...

I adore banners! Thank you for sharing!

Marianne said...

This card is so pretty! Every time I see "Joy" I think of Joy just as when I see "Hope" I think of my daughter. Love the papers and such a great card for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with us.

Mariane S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Megan H. said...

This is adorable. I have Birthday Bash and will have to do something awesome with those banners.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Love that paper again! Great idea using the banner and it turned out gorgeous!
TFS,
Cindy

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

What a great idea. Thx.

LyndaKay said...

Birthday Bash is now on my Christmas list. This card is SO cute.

adisaac said...

Cute idea, beautiful papers.

Cheri said...

Very Cute, The banner really makes the card stand out. Thanks for sharing.

alwayscharlie said...

It's a wonderful card! I love yourcreativity.

Sandy said...

Amazing card, love the paper and the cute banner

KidzNkritters said...

I want to make a BIG banner like this!

Anonymous said...

Love your banner card - can't wait to give it a try - thanks for the inspiration -- have a great Holiday.

Latinacreativa said...

Lovely!

SpantastiKreations said...

GORGEOUS Joy. TFS, I'm about to attempt my first banner myself.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

GiGi said...

That is adorable! I am going to have to try this!!

spelsue said...

Love the paper choices. They give you that holiday feeling of joy. The banner is adorable.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love this card! It is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love this card! It is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna said...

"JOY"ful card, love it. The papers you used are gorgeous, you did a wonderful job picking just the right ones. I find I spend more time doing that than I should. Maybe?? I have too much paper?

Donna C.
goCricutgo

~*Joann*~ said...

This is just a beautiful card that gives me joy just looking at it!!! Totally love the papers you chose and I really need to get my hands on that cricut cartridge so I can make my own banners too!!! Love it, tfs!

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Very sweet idea. I really like the banner on a card!! The colors you chose are perfect!!!!
Thank you Joy!!!!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love this idea. Now you have me thinking for my Christmas card! ;_)

Scrapbooking by Phyllis said...

Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! Going to try it! Love the card!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! Love the papers.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

LOVE the card. I bought Birthday Bash and have not had a chance to use it once! Thanks fgor sharing and the great idea!
Susan

Lesley from WI said...

Pretty card. Love the colors and the banner!

Pamela said...

Great card Joy! And you have the perfect name for these cards too! LOL Banner on a card is a fun idea.

Trisha said...

I love this card. Don't have that cartridge but maybe there is a banner on one that I have. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Miranda said...

Super Cute!!!! TFS

mlenclade at gmail dot com

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, I love banner cards, great papers!!

Crafting Katie said...

That is so sweet! I'm just loving the banners right now too!

Karen said...

This is so cute.

Betty Fox said...

Very nice!!

AprilsL8 said...

Pretty card! I love the papers!

Joy said...

OHHH I LOVE this card!! Maybe because Joy is my name too :)...but I just love the papers you used...they coordinate so well!!
xoxo Joy

Hollyk said...

Cute ideal, i will have to try this.

Jamie said...

I love the banner!!

Deanna said...

Love your card, it is so festive. I love how you combined all the different papers. I can never seem to do that and have mine look good. Any secrets or suggestions would be appreciated.

Julie-Mom said...

I love this card!

Jeannene said...

As usual, love it.

Tracy said...

I love it! Such a cute card!

janine_jepsen said...

Oh very cute! I haven't looked at Birthday Bash that closely.
Janine

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Wonderful & "joyful" Christmas card! Love the cute little banners and your paper selection. Great combo. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Sue S. said...

Great card!! Love the banner! TFS, Joy!!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

JenE said...

great card! love the banner and the colors.

JenBenLola said...

That's such a great idea! Love it. JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Celeste B. said...

How beautiful! I think you did a wonderful job!! TFS! I really like the banner, it's so creative!! :)

Heather said...

Not only is this an awesome card but it has "JOY" on it. Which I am a sucker for since it is m youngest daughter's middle name. TFS

http://handmadebyhh.blogspot.com/
bhoward at kci dot net

Beth said...

My Expression didn't come with the Plantin cartridge. Guess I better start a wish list.

1harperpooh said...

Cute card. I would never have thought to put a banner on a card.

4kids4 said...

Great card!! I was so excited to find the banner on Birthday Bash...can't wait to use it! TFS

~Sharon C.

Gwen said...

Such a cute card. Love the banner style and the colors.

Rebecca Geile said...

Great job with the banner.

Laurieinaz said...

That is ADORABLE. Glad to see old Plantin Schoolbook being used, too.

buglvr2010 said...

So pretty...I love it!

Linda said...

I love it! Will have to scraplift this one for sure.

Linda A

IRW Dana said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

StefanieH said...

wonderful banner card, love it.

cdaily28 said...

Love this card!!!

LJ said...

Love this card! I would never have thought to make a tiny banner, but it is adorable! Sure hope that cart makes it into my stocking this year.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

I like how you continued the theme inside the card!

LeeAnn from NC said...

Really a cute card. The banner looks great...I also really like your paper choices.

Angela said...

Wow! Love this banner card!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulously original card! I am new to card making, I've had my Cricut for about 2 years. I always said my cards look like a 5 year old made them. I am happy to say with all the ideas I get from your site I am actually proud to give them out this year. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.

TeresaK said...

Soooo cute! Love that! You have the best ideas! thanks!

Em'smom said...

super cute! card thanks for the ideas.
Lori

Nana's Paper Things said...

Thnaks for the idea! Great card.
LizW in TX

Bonita said...

Just love the card. Have to try some banners. Thanks

Ticketgoddess said...

This is a cute card...love that papaer!! I think I just may have to make a few banner cards...thanks for the inspiration!!
Bev B

Anonymous said...

I Love this card! The paper colors are perfect. I'm thinking I'm going to put this cartridge on my wish list.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Carolee said...

Very cute. So fun that you find so many ways to use Joy at this time of year. Yeah for you! Love your paper choices.

Jaime said...

Oh I LOVE this card and the banner on it!!!! SUPERB!

ash;ey said...

Cute! I'm still trying to figure out how to do BIG Banners!!!

ScrappinT said...

I really like the banner!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very cute and colorful card! Thanks for sharing the idea!

circlebenterprises.blogspot

Jingle said...

That looks super cute!

Beverly Baxley said...

Very cheerful card with flags. Puts me in the mood to try to create.
Hugs,
Beverly

Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

This is too cute, thanks for the ideas. Lori

Emily said...

How adorable is that banner in a mini size!?! Great idea!

cinmfoster said...

Cute, thanks for the inspiration.

debbie susee said...

I'm partial to "joy" too--my middle name. :)

Rachelle said...

That's an adorable card, I don't have this cartridge yet, another one to put on my list.
Rachelle

Kimberli said...

I love that card!! I never would have thought to use a banner on a card, so I really appreciate the inspiration!

I really liked the strips of paper on the inside - I always struggle with the huge blank surface on the inside of my cards, so that idea is great to shrink that space!!

amyao said...

Such a nice card. Now I'm going to have to go to my Birthday Bash handbook and look at those banners. TFS

Love Le said...

So Sweet! I love it!

Denise said...

A banner on a card! This idea totally rocks!!

Bobbi said...

What a pretty card. I love the banners I am seeing everywhere.

JustJules said...

Wonderful idea!! Beautiful paper! TFS!

Big Red Scraps said...

How fun! Great project!

Jamie said...

simply beautiful tfs!
-jamie

reynin said...

Such a JOY to see how this card was done. Can't wait to try it myself. Thanks.

Crafty Sue said...

Joy, what a nice card. Love that paper. TFS

Scrapper69 said...

Another Wonderful Card I can use! I Love it Joy! I Have that paper and can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing, you're an Inspiration! :o)

Bonnie said...

Very cute! TFS

motherloves3 said...

Love the card. What a great idea to use the banner.

littlen said...

Great idea. TFS.

Jill said...

Super cute! I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!

Angie said...

Super cute Joy!

Donna said...

Very different and very cute. I'm trying to make each card I send this year unique in patterns and colors. You have inspired several. Thank you so much for your blessings!
Thankfully, Donna

Sandra said...

love the banner!
Sandra

Mary Ellen said...

Your card is really nice! I love the look of the banners also. Great job! Thanks.

joni said...

Love this! Love the banner idea! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni

Amy said...

I am so making this! Thanks! I like the banners but never saw a reason for them until now.

Grace Baxter said...

This is SO cute. You've inspired me to make a slightly different twist on the banner card. Thanks for all the great ideas you share.

Jessica said...

Very pretty Joy, I just love Christmasy papers... Is that a word? Well anyway, it's lovely, thanks for sharing!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful card. Love it!

Carrie T (GR) said...

Love the card! I've been on the fence about the Birthday Bash cart - now I may just have to get it! :)

Wendy said...

I love the banner on a card! What a great look for a Christmas card!

Wendy T.

Carrie K said...

Great card! I love the papers!!

Crhiga said...

Great idea!! Very cute card!!

Carol

Glora said...

This is SO pretty!

Heather said...

Love the banner! So cute!

aud1inok said...

Love the paper on this card.

Sue said...

Awesome card. I will have to consider the Birthday Bash cartridge now. Thanks for so many inspirational ideas.

Jackie "B" said...

Bice card, lovin the little banner, The paper and colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

I love the banner it is so cute!!

Vanessa said...

What a cute card! TFS

Lynne Smith said...

What a cute idea for a card. I am going to have to try this as I love banners!

kay mcbride said...

very nice. love the banner
kay

CathyinMN said...

Great card! I would have never thought of using a banner on a card. You're so good at thinking outside the box (at least outside my box).

cfine said...

Such a great idea! And I thought banners were only for home decor! Thanks for the inspiration!

ShoppingTamii said...

beautiful card!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

Love it!

mommanj said...

Love the banner. This is such a cute card and would be great for mass production! TFS

pcrusberg said...

Thanks for the post. I just took out some old Christmas papers that I bought on clearance last year and this would be a perfect way to use them.

T said...

Oh, this is so pretty...I love all the ideas I get here...

Jennifer said...

Really cute card!

mekei said...

that is really cute. do love those banners.

Jessica Rae said...

I love the idea of banners, but I am very limited on cartridges still! Love the idea though!!

Syd said...

Great card! Love the scallop on the banner and the inside is so pretty too!

Anonymous said...

Joy what a cute card would've never..ever thought up this one. You are so creative..thanks for all your gr8 ideas! I love Birthday Bash and bought it because of all your gr8 comments regarding it.....


Joan Smith

SherriC. said...

this is great!!!! banners are definatly "in" right now...TFS!!!!!

Niemor said...

Really interesting idea. Love it =)

Kris in Alaska said...

What a great card! I love it... and JOY is the theme for my Christmas cards this year! Awesome!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lauren said...

I feel like I've been missing out! I don't own a Cricut yet, but it is at the top of my Christmas wish list! I would love to win the cartridge to start my collection. Can't wait to do all these FUN projects!

TheLastOfNine said...

I absolutely love this card!!!
Gloria

Lady_of_Mason_Manor said...

Love the card! Keeps your eyes busy! Thanks for sharing!

dianne said...

Love the banner card & choice of paper!

Tabitha said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. Great idea for cards as gift sets. ;0)

johnsarakylenesmom said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Love it!! Sooo pretty!

Moira said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

sleigh said...

Another WOW! card...Luv it! TFS:)

GreenScrap said...

I love your card!! I've wanting to put a banner on a LO but it kind of intimidates me. TFS!! Take Care!! Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Charlene said...

Oh, I love this cute little banner! How pretty! TFS!
southernMrs
at verizon
dot net

Just Me said...

I love the banner card.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Love the pennants.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

mississchic said...

Very pretty. It's Joy time! mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

luv2scr@p said...

Really pretty colors!

Michele said...

Super cute card! I love how you used the banners!

dancingarden@gmail.com

Theresa said...

Really really wonderful..love it!

Roenick said...

Great Idea!! I so badly need more cartiges.. I only have a few so I'll have to make do - but I love this

The Hendrys said...

Those are so cute. I'm making those to go with my kids' teacher gifts!

Ryansmaama said...

I love your card. The banners are precious. I have got to get that cartridge. Thanks for the inspiration.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Theresa said...

so cute.

Cathy H. said...

I love this!! Banners are so much fun!

wandad said...

Thanks for sharing all of your quick and easy ideas for christmas cards - I needed them. I really like banners too and just got that cartridge.

Missy said...

Love the cute banner!!!!

melanm8 at hotmail dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cute and simple idea! I'm gong to make a banner card now :)

S. Parada said...

I'm in love with this idea! I don't have the right cartridges, but as Tim Gunn says, I'm going to 'Make it work!' :-)

The Cropping Canuck said...

Love it!

KTbirdiegirl said...

Well, how cute is that?! I love the idea of a banner on a card! TFS.
Kathryn

Nadia's World said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the great idea!

Nicole

Court said...

SO super cute!

BikerGranny said...

That's a beautiful card, Joy, TFS! I love the colors and papers you used, and the banner adds the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Just found this website. Wow! Absolutely love it! I love the banner card, i love it!

missionofjoycandles said...

Love the card.

Windy said...

Great idea! I love the papers you used.

ellen s. said...

so cute!

Rose said...

Your banner card turned out so good.See that why I love this blog so much,you ladies come up with so many great ideas.I just love the inside of your card,love the word art paper.TFS

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Great idea! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

I sooo love this idea...this card is so cute! It so happens I made my 1st birthday banner for my dd a few days ago as well.

I liked it so much that I scraplifted your idea to make a card for a friend of ours :)

KarenT

scrapstampcrazy said...

I love this card. are their other cartridges that have a banner. I have been lookinf dor one since I have seen so many great projects with them.

Suzy said...

Adorable card! love it!

Leslie Dick said...

Beautiful card, neat idea.

Meisha said...

Once again, another adorable card! I love the banner. I think I might just have to give it a try :)

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