Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Happy Tuesday!

I am on several design teams and one of my DT Sisters, Michelle, made a banner for her door for Halloween.  I saw several other banners while perusing Pinterest. (which, by the way, is so addicting)  I thought....hmmm...I have never EVER made a banner.  So I pulled out my trusty Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge and started cutting away on my Cricut.  Several hours later, here is what I came up with:

Isn't it cute, for a first try?

Big spider from Smiley cartridge, B from Birthday Bash
Do you see the teeny spiders?

Skulls and Bats and Eyes of Newt
What eyes of newt???  lol

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout..
What water spout?  lol  There is none!

I just HAD to have a witch on here somewhere....

This was SO MUCH FUN!!!  Thank you,  Janis, for the adorable purple spiders.  They are so cute!!!  I cut the scallop banner from the Birthday Bash cartridge at 6 inches.  It was not stiff enough, so I cut two more base cuts and used UGLY AND I MEAN UGLY cardstock and glued all three together so that it became like chipboard.  Thank you, Mary at Cardztv for this helpful hint!  The BIG spider is from the Smiley cartridge that came preloaded when I bought my Gypsy.  It was cut at three inches and is HUGE.  Don't you just love his eyeballs?  They are stickers from Michaels!!!  The "B" was cut at 4 inches and the other letters were cut at 4 1/4 from the Birthday Bash cartridge as well.  All embellies, (other than Janis' adorable spiders) were from various Recollections stickers I got on sale at Michaels.

I just LOVED how this banner turned out.  I am SO HAPPY....that I have decided to do a giveaway!  Who would like some Halloween embellishments?  I am not going to show them to you but I promise they are adorable!!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment!  I will select a winner on Friday, October 5th and announce the winner by 9 pm Eastern Time.

P.S.  I am entering this in the challenge over at MY CRAFTING CHANNEL.


  1. I love your BOO banner so much I'm going to make one too! Woo-Boo! <) (witch hat... just go with it... lol.... like the one you sent me yesterday...) Your banner is just boo-licious! Boo! :) Janis

  2. What a GREAT job. You are so talented and I love your ideas and your talent. Thanks for sharing,


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  5. Wow this is fabulous. You have inspired me to make one. Thanks for joining us over at
    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times! .

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  6. That turned out great! I love the face that the spider from Smiley Cards is making. Too cute!

  7. How very cool your banner is! Thanks so much for sharing and telling us how you made your work of art!

  8. Hard to believe it is your very first banner...you did such a great job on it! Super cute!

  9. love your banner Sheree!! that spider is too cute (can a spider really be cute:-)??

  10. Love your banner!! Aren't they fun to make? Yours turned out great-- I just love all the details you added :) TFS


  11. I love it!!!! It is most fabulous!!!! I love the spiders! And those eyes!! Awesomeness for sure!!!!!!!! :)

  12. Absolutely adorable! I love it going vertical. You ladies make me want to make one.


  13. So cute! Love the spiders and all the cute ghouls:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  14. Such a cute banner Sheree! I made my first banner this year also, it is hanging in my room and has a lot to do with Tinkerbell :o) Took me an entire day since I didn't really know what I was doing, hee hee. Your first turned out fabulous! Hugs ~Schell

  15. I love this I going to make one. than ks for the measurments and the inspiration


  16. This is very cool!! Love the vertical banner and the embossing!!! You should join us at Frosted Designs for our embossing challenge this week!!!


  17. OMG!!! This is an awesome banner. Love all of the details.

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  18. I can't believe you aren't selling these! It is so professional-looking and I can't believe it's your first one!!! Great job, Sheree! You have a wonderfully creative mind and I'm so glad you are using it!!!!

  19. Sheree
    I just love your "BOO" banner, you did a fantastic job on it!
    I love all your spiders!

  20. Absolutely wonderful job! Love the BOO banner! Your details are "right on"! What a festive way to brighten up your front door!

  21. Cute Boo banner! Thanks for joining the challenge at MCC - Gail DT

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  23. love this so cute, thank you for joining us at mcc challenges
    with nana and rhonda, I would love if you would drop by and grab my button and become a follower if you arent already. I am a follower of yours. hugs

    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!
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