Saturday, July 23, 2011

Birthday Banner for a 9 Year Old

I am so excited to be a guest designer for My Sheri Crafts!  This week's challenge is "Party Favours" - and it's actually a two week challenge which means that you have 14 days to get your submissions in.  The theme is perfect for me as all my children have August birthdays - so our month will be filled with parties, cakes and lots and lots of fun!
I decided to make a banner for my youngest, who is turning 9 years old.  I chose some bright, fun colours for the banner.  The main scalloped squares were cut with Celebrations and the letters for "NINE" were cut with Mickey Font.  I embossed the top layers of the letters with two different Cuttlebug folders.  The party snakes are from Create a Critter.  I assembled the banner with some ribbon and added some tulle to finish things off.

I actually took some time this week to make this banner and also created a card which I will post tomorrow.  (My other projects for this month were all completed before my July class started.  I have next to no free time - but it was such a delight to turn on my Cricut again and take a mental rest.  I have just one week left of classes.  I am enjoying them and learning so much but am certainly looking forward to a break too!

Please head over to My Sheri Crafts and link up your own "party favour" projects - and see the rest of the fabulous design team inspiration.  Thank you, Sheri, for allowing me to guest design for you!  

*I've also added this project at Decorate to Celebrate for their child's birthday challenge.

21 comments:

Judy said...

really cute, the colors are perfect.
Have a great day.
Judy

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Kate,
This banner turned out awesome. I love the colors and the embossing really stands out. The party snakes are simply adorble. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your GD spot:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
jskoning at msn dot com

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate, super cool banner...very pretty. I was beginning to worry about you. I love coming over to visit you. You are an awesome crafter and super nice person. ~Shen

Scrapper69 said...

Congrats on being a Guest Designer Kate! This banner is sooo CUTE! Oops I better not say that or your Son will think I'm nuts! LOL It's a COOL Banner! Looks like it was fun to make! And All August Birthdays -WOW! That's a lot of cake! My oldest, My youngest and I have our birthdays within so many days of each other so we try not to "Do" cake all that much... thank goodness I let them chose their Dessert and it usually ends up being something else.... Otherwise we would be all "Caked" out! LOL
Theresa

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun Banner Kate! Congrats on GD!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

oh my kate this is so cool love it. you should enter it at my and amys challenge blog decorate to celebrate this challenge is kids birthdays it would be perfect it ends this tues. hugs

Amy said...

Congratulations on your GD and what a cool banner! Great job! :)Amy

KellyCreates said...

Ssssssssooo CUTE! Love the tulle!

Jayne said...

Congratulations Kate.Great banner.Love the colours and embossing.Glad you managed some 'cricut' time.
Jayne x

Tracey said...

WOW...what an awesome banner, it looks huge! Love the embossing and how cute are those birthday snakes. I'm sure your son had a great day.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK Love this banner. I've always wanted to make one. Love the soft ribbons that tie it all together. :)

janner said...

Great job with the banner.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Great colors. So bright and cheery. I am not a big fan of snakes but those are pretty Cute and they look like they are ready to party!

Tina said...

Love the bright colors of your banner! The Mickey font is one of my favorites! Great job!
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

thank you for entering into our challenge and sharing with all of us. it is super cute

~Tammy~ said...

Ok, I love this banner so much! I love the shape for a fun change and what bold and cheery colors! Your son is lucky to have such a talented, fun, and creative Mommy! :-)

Jen said...

Too cute! I love all the embossing you did.

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Cyndi S said...

Fantastic banner. Love the colors.
cstephenson at q dot com

McVic said...

fun banner! love the colors and embossing!!!
here from Decorate To Celebrate!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

I love the banner. Cute! Decorate to Celebrate sent me. Thanks CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Kate, this is such an adorable banner!! I love that snake (wow, what a weird thing for me to say as I don't usually like snakes at all!! LOL!!)... So bright and cheerful -- perfect for a nine year old!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

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