Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cricut Banner


I scored BIG on Black Friday with a $75 Cricut from JoAnn.  It was part of Sara's and my Great Annual Flannel Expedition.  We restocked our stashes, of course, and the plan was to purchase a Cricut at the store, but John found a coupon for free shipping online, and purchased my Cricut at 2:30 a.m.  Bless that man!

And I've been loving the dang paper cutting machine ever since.  My favorite purpose may just be the cutting of freezer paper for freezer paper stencils (so easy, so fast, so AWESOME!), but these little banners come just a smidge second.

I got this idea from Sara, who re-envisioned a Halloween banner she made with Amy Hughes (of Southern Utah University fame).  Sara, of course, in her super-crafty way, put together 56 kits for an enrichment night.  I have made only one.

You just cut the shapes and letters, glue the individual designs together with a glue stick, tie each set of two letters together with a longer ribbon, and embellish by tying shorter ribbons and pieces of tulle on to the junction.

Super cute!

Now, because of my obsession with the Cricut, I've also put together another Christmas banner kit (circles, letters, tulle and ribbons).  Anyone who comments (just wish me Merry Christmas--such a fun phrase to say) can win it and make their own little string of festivity.  Because our time before Christmas is short, I want to mail this on Saturday afternoon.  Comment fast!

14 comments:

Melissa said...

I am so excited you got your cricket. My sister-in-law tried to get one but the website wasn't open at 1:00 am and then they were gone at 5:00 am. What ya gonna do. Sounds like you are putting it to good use though. I am looking forward to seeing all of your cute banners. Merry Christmas!!

Lyndsay said...

I want to see the project!

Emilee said...

Sorry, ladies, I forgot to post the pictures the first time through. This new Post Editor in Blogger sometimes gets me all mixed up, and I'm hardly the kind of person that needs a little more mixing up.

Mags said...

oh my heart yearns for a cricut. i became aware of the black friday deals while shopping. you know how you fret back and forth about buying something big and when you do you regret it, but if you don't....you regret it. oh the regret is tangible. guess i'll have to wait til next year. your banner is lovely. merry christmas to you!

Kate said...

I've always wanted a Cricut. I'd have so much fun with one. Maybe next Black Friday....
By the way, I'm still waiting for you to email me your mailing address. Pleeeease. Thanks a bunch!
Oh... and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

lauren said...

Hey I want one of those! Please let me win at least one of the drawings I have entered this season.

Liz said...

I need your address as well! The one I have is an apartment one--not your green gables house. I love the banner, you are so creative. I wouldn't know what to do with a cricut!

Kent and Leisy said...

I want it! I want it!! Oh- and I think anyone who has won any of your other giveaways should be disqualified!!! I really want to win.

Sara said...

If I wish you Merry Christmas 56 times, will you do my next enrichment activity?

Just the picture makes me smile!

Lindsay said...

Cute banner.

We're driving through Monticello tomorrow on our way back to Memphis. I can't wait to see it! :)

The Busy Butler Family said...

All I want for Christmas is a Cricut machine... I think Jake needs to take lessons from John in that dept. I'm so excited you got one and look forward to living my freezer-paper-stencil cutting dreams vicariously through you. I hope you have the merriest Christmas and look forward to seeing any cute Christmas dresses you came up with this year (I'm still in love with the ones you did last year and they were the inspiration for the one I made Caroline!)

Kirsten.Kyle said...

merry christmas!

Cynthia said...

way cute! Please enter me into the contest. i need more cute Christmas decorations!

Story Family said...

Em, you are getting more crafty by the second! Way to go! Perhaps I need a cricut....(I could do with a bit more crafty!)

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!