Hello everyone! I have a very special project for you today :)
This is part of the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop. If you're already hopping along you should have arrived from Gigi's Blog. If not, and you'd like to start the hop from the very beginning please head on over to Whimsical Wednesday to begin the fun.
For this hop we all made banners that will be sent to a nursing home. This cause is very special to me. My mother is a nurse and I spent a little time at a nursing home she used to work at. Many of the residents get very lonely and something colorful and fun on their door would really make a big difference and bring a big smile to their face. You can find out more by visiting Whimsical Wednesday and clicking the link they provide.
These are the AWESOME sponsors for our blog hop and what they are giving away for prizes :)
Patsy from the Prairie Bird Boutique is giving away...
Your choice of one bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon
Babette from The Kraft Outlet is giving away....
their "Inspiration Play Pack"; This is a collection of The Kraft Outlet's top selling items valued at over $45. The play pack comes with 10 yards each of the red and brown baker's twine, an assortment of 50 of the plain and grungy tags, an 8 sheet assortment of their cardstock and text weight papers, an 8 envelope assortment, one sheet of Kraft labels, a set of their vintage dictionary pages, 1 yard of black twill tape, and a CD full of 100 graphics and backgrounds.
In addition The Kraft Outlet is offering 10% off all purchases made during the entire month of July. All you need to do is enter the code JULY10 at checkout.
The grand prize for the blog hop is a Gypsy, donated by Stephanie. In order to qualify for that grand prize you must leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs. At the end of the hop please return to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to leave a comment saying that you finished the hop and left a comment under all the posts.
The hop will run through Sunday and end at midnight EST.
Now, onto my project.
Since banners are super difficult to photograph here's a couple shots of the die cuts before I assembled them into a banner.
All the cuts are using the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge. I set everything at 6 inches EXCEPT the pie, which was cut at 4 inches. I cut that one shorter because it is much wider than it is tall.
For the apron I embossed the pockets with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then added a couple pink buttons to them.
For the cupcake I added some Fruit Punch colored Stickles.
For the pie I embossed the top with the Swiss Dots folder and added some Fruit Punch Stickles to the cherry.
For the mitt I embossed it with the Argyle folder and added a ribbon near the top.
For the jar I added some stitching lines around the Kraft colored parts of the lid and wrapped some pink and white twine around the center. I used some thick glue dots to attach the cherries so that they would sit nicely above the twine.
Here is a quick view of one of the backs. All I did was cut pieces of paper smaller than the die cuts and put a ton of adhesive on them, then I sandwiched the ribbon in-between. If you want a cleaner look in the back you can just cut the blackout version of each of the cuts to create a sandwich to put the ribbon in. In this case I decided since it was the back this was OK.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by today :)
To continue hopping please head on over to Carlene's Blog!