Thursday, February 7, 2013

Banner Bonanza

Welcome to the Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!

We're so glad you could join us today! If you've come from Elecia's blog, Creations by Kahaulani, then you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop, please start at the beginning with Ashley at Made Especially For You.

I have been wanting to create a family name banner for awhile now, so this was the PERFECT hop for me.  Here's my banner:


I made this banner using a brand new paper pack called Later Sk8r from Close to My Heart.  I just love the colors in this pack:

I cut 4" x 4" squares for the back of the banner out of Lagoon cardstock - a coordinating color for this paper pack.  The second layer was cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The image can be found on page 63, D3, Card, < c > cut at 3 3/4".

The letters were cut using the Type Candy Font Cricut cartridge using the Better with Chocolate and Better with Chocolate Shadow keys.  The letters were cut out at 3 1/4" using Outdoor Denim and Pear cardstock, two additional coordinating colors for this paper pack.

Finally, I used Burlap Ribbon on the back of the squares to hang the banner.  I adhered the squares to the burlap using Liquid Glass. 

Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)
Liquid Glass (Z679)

We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes
 to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls

$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
*Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win*

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday February 12th at Made Especially For You. To be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Become a follower of each blog in the lineup (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Be sure to leave your contact information!

Your next stop is Robin of Cut One Cut One Designs.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


  1. What a beautiful banner!!! Love the papers you used and LOVE the Artiste cart!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  2. Lucy I love your vertical banner...and that paper pack is one on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great banner! Love the blues and greens that you used!

  4. What a wonderful banner! I love the colors too!

  5. love your banner...the colors are great!!!


  6. awesome creation... thanks for the hop and the chance to win...

  7. Cool idea. i love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing

  8. super cute banner!!! nice hoping with you!!

  9. Love it! I just got this paper pack and can't wait to use it!

  10. Great family banner and love those fun patterned papers! :) Thanks so much for being in the hop.


  11. This is a great idea. I love the colors.

  12. Wow, this is beautifully done, Lucy. Love it. I might just have to hop around this time.

  13. Great banner. Never thought to do one with the family name. Great idea. Happy to be on the how with you. TFS AJ-

  14. The more I see "Later Sk8R" paper, the more I love it. I think doing a family name banner is a great idea!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  15. Love the banner. The colors are great, PP nice, and the idea of a family name banner too! TFS.

  16. Love the bright colors and the vertical banner!!! Very Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Great idea for a banner! Love it!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie


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