Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sammy Saurus Banner

Here's a banner that I made for my son's second birthday.  It was actually really super simple.

I used the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge.  It already has these banner letters and shapes set as part of the cartridge, even including the holes for stringing them.

I used my Gyspy and found out that if I cut them at 5.5 inches I could get away with only using 4 sheets of cardstock, one in each of my color choices.  So, that's the size I used.

When they were all cut out I strung them onto some of the curling ribbon that came with a helium tank and balloons I purchased for the party.  To make the banner a bit more even I added an image of some dino tracks to the side that says Sammy so it would have the same number of blocks as the side that said saurus.

The part that took the longest was trying to get the letters spaced out evenly and using tape to keep them in their places.  I just eyeballed it and it was a bit uneven, but it looked close enough that I didn't think it was worth shifting them all around again.

Thanks for stopping by :)


Rhonda Emery said...

very cute banner you should enter in our challenge kids birthday decorations at

girlia said...

Great banner!

Marlene said...

Fantastic! Bet your kids think you ROCK!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is so cute! I'm sure everyone loved it!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

So cute!! I have an award for you on my blog.


Sherrie K. said...

Love your banner....great job! '
Sherrie K

Aman said...

very cute! Love the colors!

Missy said...

This is great!! Love the colors & how you stuck the stuffed dino up in the middle, great touch!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Great banner! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I just realized we live fairly close! So exciting! I live in Fort Collins. Would love to chat sometime. :0) Shoot me an email or a comment anytime. ;0)

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Audrey Frelx said...

What an adorable banner!!!

Happy belated birthday to your son and I hope he had a wonderful birthday!!! Sure he did!!!

Love and hugs!

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,Your banner is sooo AWESOME!Great job with it,and LOVE the COOL colors!!!:)

Love That Bug said...

What a great banner, you did a fantastic job. I am sure your little one thought you were super mom

Angi @ CokiePop said... super fun and adorable. I really gotta try to make a banner one day soon. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great banner! Super fun!