Friday, 26 March 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge & Cuttlebug Challenge.

I had been sitting here wondering what I could make for this week's Fantabulous Challenge where the theme is to 'Create an Easter themed project using a Pastel color palette' when my friend called and asked if I with the help of my Cricut was capable of making an Easter Parade banner for her 2 year old's nursery school. Well of course I immediately I took up the challenge and it solved my issue of what to make for the Fantabulous Challenge. I think this also works for the Cuttlebug Challenge's challenge of 'Spring'. The Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge I used in this project was won from the Cuttlebug Challenge a couple of months ago so you never know if you join in you too could win a nice prize.

I have threaded some lace through the banner just for effect but the nursery are going to add string to it. I have also photographed it on the floor of my craftroom as I didn't want to stick it all to the walls only to be taken straight back down. Be warned there are quite a few photo's for this one.

So without further ado here is the banner in full.


A close up of the bunny which was cut at 7", the basket which was cut at 3" and the eggs are just 1" ovals as I did not have any eggs on my cartridges.

Here is the chick which was cut at 4.5", it didn't have any feet so I just added some myself.

Here are a couple of close up of the flags, these were cut at 5" with the lettering cut at 2". The flowers were cut at 1", 1.5" and 1.75" and the butterflies at 1".



I used Plantin Schoolbook, Everyday Paper Dolls and Accent Essentials for this project.

13 comments:

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Hope all is well with you.
You really are getting into this Cricut. This banner is fabulous. I love all the embellishment and the butterflies are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Georgia said...

Oh wow Kim, this is fabulous! I love all the colours and the little butterflies! Have a nice weekend. :) Love, Georgia xx

Danni said...

how fun!

Karen Tallon said...

wow wow and more WOW this is GORGEOUS Kim! Well done! Lots of love Karen XxXxX

TG said...

Wow Kim, this is fabulous, so glad to see you're getting lots of use out of your new toy.
Hugs Tracy x

Ladybug Designs said...

That is such a fun project. I love it. Thanks
~Sharon FCCB

Val said...

LOVE IT!!! I think the sweet little bunny is my favorite. Thanks for playing along at FCCB:)

Lori (THCEO) said...

LOVE your banner...great job! So Spring-y!!! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB! :)

Tammy said...

What a great Banner . . . I bet the class loved it! Thanks for playing along with the FCCB challenge.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love your banner. So cute. Thanks for joining us over at FCCB.

Christine said...

I'm so happy to see that you participated in our challenge last week! I didn't get to this weeks challenge (headache) maybe later in the week. I hope you can participate again this week!!!

BTW-which I meant to mention first of all. LOVE your project. How fun is this to be able to decorate the classroom with this banner! The kids will love it!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Christine said...

I was just looking at the Fantab challenge and you got into the top 3. Congrats!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Such a cute banner! I love the details on the bunny and chick! Great job on being one of the Fantabulous Top 3, congrats!
Robin :)