Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lucky Banner

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I realized a few weeks ago that I don't have much in the way of St. Patrick's Day decor, so I whipped up this simple banner to hang in my living room.  If you have an electronic cutter, this goes together very quickly and can be displayed in no time.

Just A Few Details:
  • I used my Cricut and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (SCAL) program to cut five tags from recycled cereal boxes, and five tags from decorative paper.  These are approximately 2-3/4" wide by 4-1/4" high.
  • Using "Stonecross" font, I cut "LUCKY" from light green cardstock, then cut the shadows from black cardstock to really make the letters stand out from the vintage image backgrounds I'd be using.  The green letters were given a layer of Crystal Stickles before layering onto the black.
  • The vintage St. Patrick's Day images are from Vintage Holiday Crafts and were sized to fit the tags with a narrow border around each side.  I rounded the corners and inked the edges with Distress Inks.
  • Finally, the tags were tied onto green gardening twine with green satin ribbon for hanging.
Easy peasy!

Party Time Tuesdays: PTT59 - Monochromatic
Take a Word: Green
Inspiration Emporium: Go Green
Simon Says Stamp: Simon Says "A Bit O' Green"
Decorate to Celebrate: Challenge #20 - St. Patrick's Day Party

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink 'Spring Moss'; Stampin' Up! 'Basic Black'
Image: Vintage Holiday Crafts
Font: Stonecross
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Peeled Paint’, ‘Crushed Olive’
Embellishments: Gardening twine; ribbon; Stickles ‘Crystal’
Tools:  Foam ink blender; 3M spray adhesive; ink jet printer; Fiskars corner rounder punch; hole punch; Cricut Expression; Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (SCAL)


  1. What a cute decor decoration for the holiday. Love this in all the vintage paper. Fantastic!

  2. Great banner. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  3. beautiful banner thank you for joining us for the st pat challenge at decorate to celebrate.

  4. Great Banner!!! Thanks for playing at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Decorate To Celebrate Design Team Member

  5. Great Banner, thank you for sharing!

  6. This is so awesome!! I love the background papers you used!! So fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  7. pretty pretty pretty! absolutely LOVELY!

    thanks for partying with us at PTT this week! Hope to see you again soon!

    Holly PTT DT


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