Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Special Banner

Hello!  Today's post is another banner that I have made.  Originally, I was just going to post the banner without telling you anymore about the recipient because I didn't want you to think I was "tooting" my own horn for making it. I was just happy to have the opportunity to make it for a special child.  

But the more I thought about it the more I wanted to share with you where the banner was going and a special person that I have met who is the Admissions Coordinator in Bucks County.  She gets together about 40 crafters every year to join in her making banners for the medically-fragile, technologically dependent children in Pediatric Specialty Care.  I am so blessed to now be a part of that group of crafters!  I wanted to give you the link to her blog at Card Monkey's Paper Jungle so you can check out all that she does and maybe join her!

I had asked Ellen if there was anything I could do to help over the summer and she told me about "Chad" who was going to be checking into the facility in July and needed a banner for his room.  Here's some pictures of the banner I made for Chad:

Since we weren't sure what Chad liked, I decided to make an animal banner for him.  Here are close-up pictures of each pennant:

I ended up using three different Cricut cartridges to help me make this name banner for Chad:  Art Philosophy, Elmo's Party and Create-a-Critter.  

Art Philosophy:  Pennants cut at 6.9" - page 49, < Banner4 > using Elemental Paper. 

Elmo's Party:  Letters cut at 4" using Font and Font Shadow keys using Cranberry, Pacifica, Olive, and Sorbet cardstock.

Create-A-Critter:  Frog, Cat, Bear, Dog, Horse, Cow cut at 5" found on pages 24, 27, 29, 34, 59, and 60.  I used Chocolate, Desert Sand, Olive, Garden Green, Cranberry, Olive, Black, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Honey, Baby Pink, and White cardstock.

I hope this brightens up Chad's room and makes him smile.  

We will be doing a Halloween Spooktacular Banners for Special Needs Kids Hop on September 1 - 3.  All banners made will also be donated to PSC to brighten up childrens' rooms.  Hope to see you then.

Thanks for stopping by - as always love reading your comments!

Have a crafty day!



  1. Lucy: Having made banners for this special endeavor during the holiday hops I know how important they are. Chad will enjoy seeing his name in his room & these colorful animals will brighten his days.
    Thanks for sharing!~Beth

  2. love it!! so cute!! u did an awesome job and Chad will love it!!

  3. This is great. He will love it and it's sure to bring a smile to his face when he sees it.


  4. is that ever cute!! he is going to love it! :)


  5. Lucy, you're not tooting your own horn, you're helping a very special little boy. I do the banners during Ellen's banners events but what you've done, doing one without an event going on, is extra special and extra kind. I know Chad will love it. It's a very cute banner perfect for a little boy and made with love. Jearise in Lorby's World.

  6. Lucy! This is perfect for Chad... Thank you SO much for making it to welcome him to his new home-away-from-home. The banners at Pediatric Specialty Care also remind families and staff that there are many kind and generous people out here who truly care about these extraordinary children. You are so very talented ... And just as sweet! Thank you again!


  7. Wow that is so adorable, I think that is a great idea and I am sure he will love it, what child wouldn't love something so cute and cheerful when feeling horrible.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Soo Cute! I really enjoy using Create A Critter! I could do this using George and Create A C!

  9. My blog addy is www.craftykards.blogspot.com. my facebook page is http://facebook.com/CraftyKards43

  10. What a kind thing for you to do. I will certainly try to do a banner for tihs cause come Sept.

  11. these R toooo cute!!! great job as always!!!

  12. Wow this is amazing


  13. What an amazing way to put your craftiness to a good work. I've "followed" Ellen's blog and will be contacting her about making a banner in the future! Thanks for sharing!


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