Friday, July 8, 2011

Ribbon Banner With Kitchen Elements


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!

73 comments:

Glora said...

SWEET! This is so cute and just plain ADORABLE! Awesome job on your banner! Hugs- Glora

DIANA L. said...

What a cute banner It is so colorful
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sandy S. said...

Super cute Kitchen banner. TFS!
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Marlene said...

Very cute! Have a fantastic weekend!

Nita T. said...

So cute and creative! I would never have thought of making a kitchen themed banner! I don't know why - now that I see it, it makes perfect sense! :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Cute banner!! Thanks for sharing:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

Cherie said...

I really need to get that cartridge! I love how this turned out! The cuts are so cute!!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Eva said...

so so cute...this would look so good in my Pink Kitchen :)Great job, wonderful banner.

Eva
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such gorgeous colours and love that the dining area of the nursing home could be dressed up too. They will love it. x

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

So bright and cheerful Amber! I know food always makes me happy :D !!! I love all the pinks! I'm sure this is going to be loved! Great job from the other Amber..hehe!

*Star said...

So super sweet!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Lisa said...

This is so cute and creative! I love the cuts and papers you used!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the colors and the length of the banner. So cute! Melanie
http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

I just got this cart this week but I haven't played with it yet. This is cute and will def. make someone happy!

Shannen said...

Love the colours (I'm a big pink fan!) and love your idea! The kitchen should be dressed up too! TFS!

joni said...

What a cool banner!!! I love that its kitchen themed and the cuts are so cute!!! Beautiful job!
hugs,
joni

Elizabeth said...

This is so sweet:) Thanks for sharing:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Evy said...

yummy banner...so sweet ...great details...I am glad you took those close ups...It looks great! TFS

Cathryn said...

Very cute wall hanging! It will bring a smile to a lot of faces, I'm sure! Hugs, Cathryn :)

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Such a cute project! I love this cart! TFS

Percilla G said...

What a cute banner - It is adorable.
I love the little things that you did differently with each item.
I am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you come up with!
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Karen H said...

This is such a sweet banner! I'm a huge fan of making each element have its own personality in a project like this, so that caught my attention immediately. I crazy love that apron! Excellent work and I love that you were inspired by a personal story. Those make the best creations. :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

shelly said...

hi amber what an awesome idea to think to dress up the dining area.. this is a perfect banner you really did a great job.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! The pinks are beautiful!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

This is so pretty. Love the pink and cream colors.

girlia said...

Love this idea. Really cute

Kate said...

So cute.

Kate

Peggy said...

So cute Amber!!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a great banner! Love all the pink! So pretty :-) TFS!

-Sam

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Cute and fun!!
It will be appreciated!

GiGi said...

This is so pretty! I love the whole baking theme and the colors are wonderful! Great job!

Cathy said...

Very nice!! It seems easy enough, I will give one a try.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Such a great banner, love the ribbon ideal. TFS!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the kitchen theme.

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Nanne said...

Aaaaw, that is super cute.. love those cuts and the colors you chose.. great job..
Hugs
Nanné
p.s. its going to be great being on the same DT.

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Very cute banner! The die cuts are adorable for you banner!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Too cute and yummy. Already a happy follower.


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

The Archiving Angel said...

HI Amber! Your banner is absolutely adorable. It is definitely cheerful and has lots of details. Love that you used kitchen elements with swiss dots & stickles everywhere. This is sure to bring a smile to whomever gets lucky enough to get it.
Crafty best wishes,
sonia

Jessica said...

I would love to make this to hang in my kitchen...its just too darn cute. Thanks for sharing :)
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michelle said...

hi im a new follower....im blog hopping around the whimsical wednesday blog hop... love your banner its very yummy looking!!
thanks
you can see my blog mylifeasawannabescrapper.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Such a sweet banner! Wonderful elements, TFS
hugs, Jenn

Jamie said...

super cute banner i love the pinks :)
thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the banner so cute!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,FANTASTIC job and CUTE idea!I LOVE all the die cuts,They are adorable!SUPER details,This project is sooo SWEET my friend!!:)

tanner9868 said...

Great kitchen banner. Love it.
Michelle
tanner9868@gmail.com

Toeychild said...

I think this is wonderful, I have seen a few things that you did with this cart and I think I am inspired enough I better go grab it. Tfs

:)Tanya

http://generationpromisegenealogy.blogspot.com

lmkindell1 said...

Awsome kitchen banner.

Maribel said...

This is such a creative banner! Love all the items you choose to add!

ilovescrapping.blogspot.com

jessica said...

very sweet and yummy banner! I love the cuts and all your added details!
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

Cynthia said...

Great idea for a kitchen!

cowbelleru said...

Very, very cute banner. I love pink in the kitchen.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Katelyn said...

Your banner is adorable! The diecuts are cute! Thanks for sharing:)

Katelyn
kmc71996@aim.com

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
Your banner turned out so cute, I love it
Hugs
Stacy

Kris Dietz said...

This is so cute. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Great banner! I love the cuts you chose. Very cute!

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

Super cute banner! Thanks for sharing!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Very cute!!! They will love it!!!
http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Wow Amber this is so so pretty. LOVE all the cuts and colors too. I really like this idea because now they will have the option of hanging this in their dining room at the nursing home. The residents are going to love this;)

Carlene said...

Oh I am sure the nursing home will love this for their kitchen! Such a great idea. I love the colours you have used for the cuts from the From My Kitchen cart!

Crafty and Green said...

Sweet Project! I love the Apron! Already a follower!!

Blessings,
Tina

www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

So cute! It's perfect for anyone's kitchen :)

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

cema1cema said...

Great use of the Kitchen cartridge!Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

bonnie said...

Oh I love it! So super cute sweetie :) Hugs x

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your project!! TFS

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

super cute wall hanging. I think this would be adorable in a kitchen.
That grand prize is amazing. I am praying hard, I have wanted on for so long.
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

Kelly said...

Too cute. Love the wall hanging done in pink!

AmyJRockstar said...

Super cute and love the colors you used! :0)

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo
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Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a "sweet" project! I tried to become a new follower, but I'm suspecting it didn't go through. I'll try again later. ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Aman said...

Very cute banner! Love the pink and the cuts. I wasn't able to follow your blog.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

Amber,
This is so cute. I love the colors and especially love the kitchen elements. This is a wonderful project.
Charlotte

Crafting with Faith said...

I love the colors you used and this is quickly becoming one of my favorite cartridges!

Juls said...

such a fun project! Hugs Juls

Pinkladibug said...

Oh...what a great Idea! I have this cartridge...I am soooo trying this.lol
Love it Love it...


Thanks for this inspiriation
April
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