Thursday, July 18, 2013

Baby Banner

OK, I should have posted about this a long Time ago.  This is my project that got Published in the Cricut Babies Idea Book (see my sidebar).  Here is my beautiful daughter holding it up.

I made this for a friend who adopted a baby boy who is now 18 months old!  She wanted to decorate his room in bright colors with a monster theme.  I was pretty excited because I'd never heard of a monster-themed baby's room before, but I loved the idea.  And it just so happened that I had THE perfect Cricut cartridge to get the job done--Mini Monsters!  The banner flags were cut from Birthday Bash, which has an awesome assortment of different-shaped pennants.  They were cut at 5".

The DP is SU's old Eat Cake.  I loved that paper, and it was perfect for the bright colors Ashley had selected for her baby's room.  The letters are from the Robotz cartridge at 2.5".

The monsters were all cut at 2".  I had a blast choosing colors and embossing folders to simulate scales and warts!

I didn't cut any eyes.  Instead I used wiggle eyes, different sizes as often as possible!

The monsters are all popped up with foam tape, as are the letters.

Colors are Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Baja Breeze, plus white for those fangs!

I also flipped some of the banner pieces so it wouldn't look all matchy-matchy.

Ribbon is some I had in my stash.

Once this was accepted for publication, I was supposed to send it to them.  Well of course it was already decorating Prescott's room!  So I made ANOTHER ONE!  What can I say, I will do anything for recognition LOL!  They have since moved and Baby P's room now has two windows instead of one, so he has a banner for each window now (they send the project back after the publication comes out).

Of course I had to make a card and gift bag to match.

The inside sentiment was an obvious choice.  I did it on the computer.

Here is the gift bag.  Circles are from Accent Essentials.  

I know this project looks like it was a lot of work, but really, once you have chosen your papers it goes pretty fast.  The Cricut is one awesome machine--I LOVE mine.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look.  You can buy a copy of the Cricut Babies Idea Book online at Northridge Publishing.  I am on pp. 54-55.  Have an awesome day!


L.B. said...

love this banner. so much fun and the colors are great

Chris said...

wow!! this is adorable!! congrats on the pub!!

Jen A said...

All right that is down right adorable! Congratulations on getting published!

Pat N. said...

Congrats on being published! That's wonderful, and the banner is absolutely adorable. Love all the colors! So cute for a little boy.