Monday, September 19, 2011

Cricut Banner for HSN Contest

So this past weekend I finally got some crafting done.  HSN is hosting a contest in which people have to make a banner that spells out Cricut.  I have seen some peoples banners and all I can say is, WOW!  But I had mine out in the mail before I saw many of these amazing banners.  I did the designing of this using my Gypsy which puts every cartridge that you own at your own finger tips.  I finished the banner and then listed the cartridges that I used on the back.  I was amazed after listing them that I used 6 cartridges in the making of this project.  Here are some pictures of the banner that I sent in, here's to hoping that it gets there in 2 days.

Here is the whole banner.  I did not have a cartridge with a banner that I really liked the shape of.  So I did take a banner that I liked the shape of and welded basic shapes to create that same shape.  I then welded and grouped those shapes together.  The letters are Gypsy Fornt and after I cut them I used Copic markers to add some color.  The dangles are made by overlapping different base images from Cricut Everyday and drawing on Shrinky Dinks.  I then used colored pencils to color in the images.  The ribbon is plain white ribbon that I colored using Copic markers.

Here is a close up of the R and the Cricut box.  The letters look shiney and that is because all of them are coated with Liquid Glass.

Here is a close up of the Cricut Box Shrinky Dink.

Here we have the I and C pennant with the Cricut Expression hanging from them.

A close up of the Expression

Finally the letter U with a cartridge hanging from it.

A close up of the final Shrinky Dink

Every pennant had a border that I made welding shapes on Elegant Edges.  The flowers are paper made with Tags Bags and Boxes.  I cut them at 2', 1.5" and 1".  I then curled the edges, punched them and added a gem or pearl brad.  They were then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist to add more sparkle.

This was a very fun contest to enter but it was hard to send it off.  I am glad I have the patterns on my Gypsy in case I want to make on for my craft room.

Happy Creating!


  1. How cute is this! What a fun way to use Shrinky Dink! Your banner is so creative!! Good luck on the contest!

  2. Nice banner. I haven't tried the shrinky dinks yet, but love yours.