Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Make a Valentine Pennant/Banner with Cricut Markers

I've been seeing these cute pennants all over Blogland for some time now, and been wanting to make one.  Turns out they are super easy! 

I downloaded a new font for this project called Romantique.  At first I was just going to print the letters, but then I remembered the Cricut markers.

All you do is replace the blade on your Cricut with the color marker of your choice.

The scrapbook paper is called "Linen Closet" from The Stack Company.

Using SCAL, I layed out my letters.  I placed a brown marker into the blade housing, and instead of cutting out the image, it colors it instead!

Then, I cut out some basic shapes I needed to assemble to pennants, including triangles, circles, and scalloped circles.

Then, assemble them using whatever glue you have lying around. I used my glue gun, because I'm too impatient to wait for glue to dry!

Then, using some jute twine I already had, I glued them in place.

Tie some ribbon on, and you're done!

Just goes to show Valentine's decor doesn't have to be pink and red!

I'm linking up to:


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating




Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party


Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Very adorable! I am jealous of your cricut! I want one!

Oh, and I'm a new follower :)


Alison said...

This banner is lovely! If you're not all 'partied' out, I would love for you to post this on my Fridays Unfolded linky at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-5.html


Stuff and Nonsense

Bella Michelle said...

Coming by from Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading party to say hi! Love your banner. I keep seeing them everywhere as well but haven't done one. I really like your Circuit letters!!! So cute!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That turned out really cute! Hopefully one day I can join the masses that have a Cricut!

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That turned out great, Amy! I love that font. :) Do you download your fonts from the Cricut store, or online? I tried to download a font online and I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out how to do it correctly. :s

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some great new reads. ;)

Paula said...

Your cute project is making me want a Cricut.

I'm visiting from Amanda's party. Hope you'll stop by my blog this weekend.

Renee Ann said...

This is adorable! So glad I stopped in from Weekend Bloggy Reading. Blessings!

Rachel said...

I so wish I had a cricut! this is so cute!!! I would love it if you joined our link party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

Have a great weekend!

Opie Dawn said...

I love the vintage look with the colors. Great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for linking this up, Amy! :) I'm really wanting to pick up a set of those markers now that I've seen what they can do!

Rory said...

How did you print the letters on 12x12 paper?

Rory said...

How did you print the letters on 12x12 paper

Jenna said...

This is lovely! I've not seen a comparable font on a Cricut cartridge, though. I have the pens as well, they add great dimension to projects.