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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back To School Night Banner

Hi Everyone! It's Colleen from Col's Creative Corner and I have a back to school project to share with you today. I cleaned out a bunch of papers and stickers from my craft corner to donate to my son's Art Teacher (well, since he graduated last June, I should say ex-Art Teacher) and decided to make her a little something to go with the packages. Back To School Night is this week, so we made her a banner to hang in the classroom for Thursday night. We'll be delivering it tomorrow to her.


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!
 
 
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
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.





34 comments:

  1. Your banner came out great! I think using the edged circle cuts behind was a good idea, it stands out more. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Colleen, this is fantastic! I love it all- the cuts, the extra the inking adds and especially the notebook paper. You get an A!

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  3. Colleen -

    Your welcome back banner is wonderful! I love all of the details and color. Such a terrific gift for your son's former art teacher.

    Your cuts and papers show a real sense of style and composition and the added details are perfect. It looks terrific hanging up and I bet the recipient is going to be totally blown away by your gift!

    Lovely project and great post!

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  4. This banner is fabulous. I'm sure your son's former art teacher will love it.

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  5. Colleen, I LOVE how you made this banner! Another 'Duh!' moment! I have reams of ideas in my head for using different cuts plus a central message. Thank you! The banner is so pretty and bright and is just perfect for a grade school art room. TFS Christine

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  6. Wow how fun this is. What a great project - love all the details and extras. The inking is perfect. Great job - I"m sure the teacher will love this.

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  7. What a great gift! I love all of the detail......

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  8. What a great banner! Love the images you chose and your doodling!

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  9. I just love the colors you used, really makes it pop!

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  10. Oh my this is a wonderful project! It will be a hit for sure!

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  11. Fantastic back-to-school banner! OK, girl, you know are getting the title BANNER PRINCESS, right? Love this and the one on your blog!

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  12. How fun and colorful! I'm sure any teacher would love to have it in their classroom!

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  13. Cool banner! She will love it! I like how you used the silhouettes on the apples!!

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  14. your banner is great!!! I love the colors you used.

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  15. I would love to stare at this banner in school all day!

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  16. Awesome banner!!! I STILL haven't made a banner & I'm thinkin' that I really need to just jump in & give it a try...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  17. Love this banner. Looks great! :)

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  18. Adorable banner! The books are my favorite part. You aged them perfectly! Love it!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I can see this in my niece's 2nd grade classroom! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. OH My WORD Colleen !!! This banner is super fabulous !!! Love everything about it.

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  21. Great banner! I love how you attached different pieces to hold it together! TFS

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  22. This is great, Colleen! Love how it turned out!

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  23. This turned out great Colleen! Looks like it took lots of patience.

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  24. This is awesome! Make me one for my back to school nights! LOL So good!

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  25. super cute! love the colors!

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  26. Colleen, this looks wonderful! I mean it screams "school" in everyway from the die-cuts to the colors :)

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