Making a Banner from a Mini Album

I should have shared this one a while back but time got away from me and I forgot about it until I came across my pictures I took.  It is traditional (and fun) to make little gifts for your convention roommates.  I was waiting until AFTER convention to post these because I didn't want my room mates to see their gifts before they got there - just in case they checked my blog.  :)

This year I took our My Creations All-Sort Mini Album (now retired) and made a banner for each of my room mates using a page from the album.  The pages from the album measure approximately 6x6.  I got this idea from the spa retreat that I went on a few years ago and I thought this would be a great idea for a roomie gift.

Since we were in the middle of our National Scrapbooking Month campaign so I used the paper from that special - "Dotty  For You" to make each banner.  Each banner also features one of the new cricut images from our Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790) for their name plate.  (At the time I had a sample cartridge I was using to prepare for my Extravaganza class at convention).  I thought it would be neat to give them something 'new'.

Here are the three banners I made:

My Creations All Sort Mini Album (now retired)
Stamps - Polka Dot Alpha (D1469)
              Hodge Podge Alphabet (D1301)
Inks: Lagoon, Sunset and Grey Wool
Ribbons: Tonya's Banner - Designer Ribbon Green Collection (Z1616)
                Chris's Banner - Mini Medley Sunset Collection (retired)
                Kelly's Banner - Mini Medley Lagoon Collection (retired)
                                         Designer Ribbon Pink Collection (Z1384)- on sale While Supplies Last!
Buttons: Mini Medley Lagoon Collection (retired), Mini Medley Sunset Collection (retired)
Other - Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment (Z1702), Just Blooms Paradise Flowers (Z1710), White Daisy Paper Flowers (retired), Blue & Green Sparkles
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790) Images -  Base layer was cut 1/4" larger than 1st cut image.
                Tonya's Banner -  "b" Shift <Accent 3>
                Chris's Banner -    "b" <Accent 3>
                Kelly's Banner -   "n" Shift <Accent 4>
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686) - Butterfly - <circle 1> Shift

I'm submitting this for CAS-ual Friday's Banner or Pennant Project.

If you missed out on getting the Dotty For You Paper pack - be sure to visit my blog during the month of September for specifics on how you can win a FREE Dotty For You Pack!

Remember - I will be having a drawing for a FREE Moonlight Paper Pack and Compliments for everyone who orders from my website in August!   Drawing to be help September 1 so get your order in now!  SHOP HERE!

Happy Creating!


  1. Cute. Need to make me one now. Thanks for sharing

  2. Gina - what a cute and thoughtful little gift for your roomies! I'm sure they loved them! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. What a sweet gift! I love how you made each one unique with the decorative edges, papers, and embellishments. The ribbon rose border is especially pretty! Thanks for sharing these with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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