Welcome to the Blue Skies Blog Hop where each of our talented creators will be sharing a project using our May Special – the Blue Skies Collection. If you have come here from the sweet Katy Taylor’s blog you are on the right path! When you are finished reading about my summer banner project, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participants on Melinda’s Blog
Before I tell you about my project, let me just say – I LOVE THIS COLLECTION!♥ The papers, the pattern cardstock, the stickers, and THAT PIN WHEEL! I just cannot get enough of it, my friends, and after you go through this hop, you are going to want to get some for yourself. I have been having so much fun creating with this collection, and enjoy the look of it so much, that I decided to create a Summer Banner for my craft space.
How fun is that?!♥ Doesn’t it just scream summertime? The whole banner was created in Cricut Design Space, then cut from the Blue Skies Papers & Patterned Cardstock. I wish you could see all those raised images on the coated cardstock. It adds to much to this design.
Not only are the cardstocks divine, but the patterns on these papers are simply charming. As I was thumbing through each of the papers for today’s project, I couldn’t choose just one, so I used them all. While creating this project in Design Space, I added cut-lines to each kite image so that I could create a patchwork to show off those patterns.
Of course, I couldn’t stop there – I still had Stickers and a Pinwheel Thin Cut to use. If you have seen any photos of my craft space, you know that there is a bicycle theme, which meant that I had to use that lovely bike on my banner. Each end of the banner is layered with stickers and a simple Pinwheel created with that Thin Cut.
To finish it off, I added some wooden buttons, some red dots, and a few bits of ribbon. I can’t wait to hang this on my window in my craft space.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s Blue Skies project and were inspired to make a banner of your own. Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.
Remember, the Blue Skies collection is only available, while supplies last, until May 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to learn how you can save 30% on the entire collection!
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24 thoughts on “Blue Skies NSM Blog Hop”
Amazing Banner – You Rocked it!!!
Thank you, Darlys
What a great idea!! Love all the details & yes..this paper is so happy & bright & happy! 🙂
Thank you, Krista. I can’t wait to order more and make some more creations.
What a fun and beautiful project! What a great way to bring a lot of joy and beauty to your craft space. I love it!
Thank you, Brenda. I just can’t get enough of those papers.
OMGOSH……I LOVE LOVE your banner……it screams fun and summer with all the colors, patterns and images. The kites are just awesome…so creative and well done! Thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome! I hope you were inspired to try some new this week.
Carrie, Is your kite a Cricut shape or die cut?
It is a Cricut cut.
Thank you, Gina
Wow, wow, wow! Such an amazing project you have created!
Thank you, Lauren. I hope you were inspired to make something new.
MAN, gf…this is GORGEOUS…all the little “Miss Carrie details” are FABULOUS!!!
Thank you sweet friend.
Love your banner! So perfect for summer!
Amazing banner! So fun and colorful!
Thank you, Cat.
You always inspire me!! I don’t usually hang banners but I really want to recreate this in all it’s beautiful glory!
Aww you are too sweet. I am offering the file free to anyone who makes a purchase of $50 or more on my website this month.
SO LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL that you created. WOW! That banner, though!
Awww thank you! I has fun with this one.