I used my Gypsy to design the banner. The schoolhouse, chalkboard and pencils were cut from the CCR Exclusive Classroom: August and September. The School is cut at 6.2 x 4.9, the pencil at 2 x 3 and the Chalkboard is cut at 7.6 x 3.6 inches. I used Hello Kitty Greetings to cut the Books and Apples. They are sized at 3.46 x 4.16 inches. The Apples with the silhouettes are from A Child's Year. They are 3 x 3.97 inches. I cut the silhouettes 3 times. Once in the red, once in brown and once in green. I trimmed around the stem and leaves on the green and brown silhouettes, then layered them on the apples.
I originally wanted to make a banner with just the cuts, but after arranging and re-arranging them about 20 times, I decided that the cuts needed to be anchored. I chose an edgy circle cut from CTMH - Art Philosophy and cut 7 pieces at 5.16 x 4.92 inches. I started out with patterned paper, but I quickly changed my mind and printed out the loose leaf paper from Imagine More Cards on my Imagine and re-cut the circles. I liked it much better.
I inked just about everything on the banner with Distress Ink and used a Sakura white gel pen for lots of accents. I also used a Gold and Silver paint pen on the school's bell, the silver on the pencils and a touch of gold on the book's binding. I ran some Jute Twine through the ends of the banner and adhered it to the back to hang the banner.
I am so happy that I was invited to contribute to this fantastic new blog. I want to thank Debbie and everyone else involved for all their hard work. It is the first time I have ever posted a project outside of my own blog and have really enjoyed being a part of this. Thank you for stopping by the Cricut FANatics blog today! Happy Crafting!
Designed By: Colleen
Cricut Machine Used: My Gypsy, Expression 2 and Imagine.
Cricut Cartridges Used: Imagine More Cards, CCR Classroom: August and September, Hello Kitty Greetings, A Child's Year, CTMH: Art Philosophy.Papers Used: DCWV Chalkboard Papers, Core'dinations, American Crafts White Cardstock, Bazzill Dotted Swiss (for the yellow on the pencils) K&Co patterned papers from my stash and CTMH Kraft paper.
Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs, Jute Twine, Sakura White Gel Pen, Gold and Silver Paint Pen, Scor Tape, Scotch Quick Dry and my ATG.