Monday, June 23, 2008

BBTB - Celebrations - Banner Challenge

This week at the Bitten By The Bug site, we were challenged to use the banner on the Celebrations cartridge. At first I struggled with what I wanted to create, but when I finally decided to make a small banner instead of a large one, it all fell into place for me.


I used Basic Grey Romani papers for this birthday card for my daughter Jessica's birthday which is in July. I cut and shadowed the banner cut, and then I added Basic Grey Romani letter stickers to each pennant. I used four rhinestone brads to adhere the pennants together, and then on the ends, I added some fun ribbon. I then just adhered the whole thing to the top of my card. I took another strip of the patterned paper, and I used my threading water punch on it and I distressed it with chalk ink. I then added some Prima ric rac, a Prima flower, and a Prime rhinestone flower center. My daughter just LOVES lime green and orange, so she will be thrilled with this birthday card!

I have some AWESOME goodies to show you tomorrow. I stopped at a scrapbooking store that was going out of business, and everything was 75% off! It's very sad to see a store go out of business, however, I am thrilled with the bargains that I got. I'm not supposed to be spending on crafting items, but at 75% off, how can you refuse? My husband even agreed with me, and he waited patiently while I shopped! He's awesome! I didn't go hog wild in the store, but I just bought lots of fun stuff that appealed to me. I'll show you tomorrow!

Have an awesome day, and thanks for stopping by!!

15 comments :

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card love how you have used the banner on your card ,Dawnx

Lauren said...

This is super cute - love the bright colors.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Amazing idea. I love the banner look and the colours are so fresh and sweet. Great dp too. I'm with you on the 75% off; you'd have to be crazy to resist that! :0) Good Hubby! Mine suddenly develops back ache at Michael's, lol.

Latisha said...

I am trying too not to spend, its just so hard not to when cute things are thrown in your face lol. What a nice hubby to sit and watch you shop. Can't wait to see what you got.
I really like the banner on the card, I thought you used stamps at first, but you used your cricut. I think mine is pretty dusty.

Chris said...

this is waayyy too cute!! i'm so lovin' the banner!! my quinn loves lime green and orange too. we painted his room lime green..it's crazy, but he loves it!! i sent you snail mail today..i hoping that you don't have what i sent you...lol let me know when you get it!!! the elmo card is super cute too...i'm behind on your blog!!! >"<

Alexandra said...

This is so stinkin' cute - how awesome!! I bet she loves it!! Can't wait to see what you are showing us tomorrow! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Carol! SCORE!!! Sounds like you had a ball with that sale! Cannot wait to see your goodies! : ) Your hubby sounds like a real keeper too! : ) LOVE you card! Your daughter will love it too!

Deborah said...

Great party banner Carol! You also think of something great! Good going on your new sale goodies!
Hugs, Deb

Terrie B x said...

Great card Carol...love the banner:)x

scrapnnMO said...

What a unique card! Love it!

kathleenh said...

Pretty! This would make a great party invite!

malieta said...

Your banner is so pretty and I love the fun colors...too cool!

Ickle Pickle said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing :)

Ickle Pickle said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing :)

wendy said...

Very eligant :) I love it!!