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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine's Day Banner



 
 


                                    "L-O-V-E"

 This was a big move for me....two patterns, Vintage Valentines, clothespins, Bakers Twine AND Two different types of ribbon!!!I was just going to use the letters and decided to step outside of the box.

 This was my first ever project with my Circut.  A simple banner in pink gingham and LOVE in red with white polka dots. I added some Martha Stewart scrapbook border stickers at the top. The Cricut banner even cut out the two holes needed for string. I used the bakers twine I got for 50 cents at Target after Christmas. Guess what? They still have it at Target....in the $1 bins!


 My vintage Valentines are from ETSY. They arrived on Thursday. I just love them. They were flawless. Never used and so sweet. 11 in all and they were under $10 WITH shipping!!
                                                      She is my favorite.......



I had a few extra. Thought about squeezing them all onto the banner, glad I didn't. As I was looking at pictures this evening, I asked Lucie what she thought of Momma's banner. She made a funny face and said, "I think it's a little crowded." Arrgh! If she only knew how hard it was for me to pile it on.That's okay. I am glad I did. I like and thing it's festive.

Do you have a Cricut or the like? What is your favorite project?

Bisous!

Karen

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40 comments:

  1. Too cute!
    I am working on some little banners for a Heart Swap I am in. I haven't made anything for myself because I promised my husband I would do "Valentine lite" this year. Since the kitchen is his domain and his studio is in our home, I want to keep him happy,

    Enjoy the long weekend.

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    1. I don't do much for Valentine's Day, ether :) That heart swap sounds so fun. I might do that next year!! Enjoy your Saturday night!
      Karen

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  2. I LOVE the banner! So very cute and festive - perfect for Valentine's Day :) I think you did a wonderful job.

    Hugs to you,
    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! It was fun. The clothespins are big, but if I see some small ones I can change it up. Nothing I ever do is planned, but I guess it all works out.
      Karen

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  3. Your banner is awesome! Be sure to save it for Lucie, she'll treasure mamma's banner some day! I love vintage anything but valentine's are at the top of my list. My sister gave me a box after she heard me say I wish I could find some. They are actually reproduction but they look like the old ones from school days. My next and one of my favorite projects is adding a touch of romance and valentines to my hutch.
    Great post.......

    Hugs,
    Emily
    The French Hutch

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    1. I can't wait to see your hutch!! Aren't vintage Valentine's the best?? Reproductions are nice because you can really do any project. I used those (really big lol) clothespins so they aren't permanently attached. :)
      Karen

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  4. Love your banner and I'm glad that you stepped outside your comfort zone to "pile it on!" I like the crowded look. Your vintage Valentines are adorable! I don't have a Cricut or Silhouette but have thought about getting one. Not sure how much I'd use it though, which is why I hesitate. Sounds like it'd be fun, though.

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  5. Thanks, Jennifer. I was disappointed when Lucie said that! You can imagine. So far I love my Cricut, but I don't have a lot time right not. I am glad we bought the mini. It was less expensive and works with all the cartridges. I am hoping I do more than just a few banners. I want to try vinyl next!
    Karen

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  6. This is darling...I have always wanted to make a banner but can only sew by hand and that would take forever. Baker's twine at the dollar bins???? I ordered a spool from a baker's catalog and paid a small fortune! And, I could never use it all to begin with! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I am not sure the quality of the Target string is the same :) But it looks cute! I want to do the dollies around a mason jars with the string for Valentine's day. Those looked cute!
      Karen

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  7. I agree with Jane-
    I have always wanted to make a banner too but I haven't yet!

    What a great project.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    PS My mother is where I got my love of collecting too!

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    1. Awww....that's so sweet. Good old moms. The banner was so easy. Didn't look good on my mantel though, so I moved it to the hutch for the photos. I need to repaint using mellower colors....very soon!
      Karen

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  8. I LOVE your Valentine banner! It's just sweet and perfect! I don't have any "fancy" machines...wait I have a cuddle bug, but it isn't as awesome as your machine!
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. Thanks, Deb!! I am excited about my Cricut. It's actually pretty easy to use so far. I am just going to struggle with getting things the same size and doing layers, but I hope I get the hang of it and use it a lot!! I got the mini, which is a lot less expensive than the big one. I think it's all I need! Thanks for coming by!! I am headed over your way now!
      karen

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  9. Your Banner is so pretty!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I am glad you think it's pretty! I hope you are having a great day!
      Karen

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  10. Hi Karen,
    your Valentine banner is awesome !
    I like very much these vintage cards which you have used to do it
    Un Baiser
    Roberta
    La Sportina

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    1. Merci, Roberta!! I love the old vintage Valentine's Day cards. I have always thought that they were so cute. I was happy when I found these on Etsy! Thanks for stopping by!
      Karen

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  11. Truly, love this banner! You have inspired me to start thinking of making one for Easter-thank you!!

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  12. I think that your banner is just adorable. I wish I woud have ordered some vintage valentines. I always wish I had some but never see any to buy. You put alot of time in your banner and it shows.

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  13. Hi, Karen

    I just love the vintage Valentine's Day cards. How sweet and I wish they make cards like that. They are so much prettier then what is being created now. I just love looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  14. I was scrapbooking with friends today and the Cricut machine was warmed up and ready to go. I hever thought of using it for a banner... thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Hello, there...
    YOU have brightened up and cold, wet morning for me!
    LOVE your banner, as so enchanting and nostalgic...
    ~ My Mum also is from where my love of vintage has come from...
    Sending kind thoughts and happy crafting.
    Love Maria x

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  16. Adorable! I think it looks just right, not crowded at all. And the vintage valentines remind me of the ones I exchanged as a child! I never thought I would be vintage, but I guess I am!

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  17. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. So glad it led me back to yours ... M x

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  18. Oh, I love your Valentine Banner! It is just so sweet!

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  19. Darling!! I've been dying for a cricut or a silhouette! Love the baker's twine too!

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    1. Thanks, Lizy! I have to say, I was pretty impressed with my husband's Christmas present! After 13 years I think he is finally getting it!! I love my new Cricut. I just need more time in each day!
      Karen

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  20. I love valentines Day, too. Your valentine banner is a stunner. Whoot! I don't own a cricut but sometimes wish I did. I only decorate on a small scale for Vslentine's Day, but it's spread out here and there, so there's more coverage.

    I'm making a new wreath as soon as I get the ribbon or maybe duct tape to cover the straw.
    PS Love the new header.

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    1. Thanks so much! You are so nice, I really appreciate it! I am excited about my Cricut, now I just need to use it! I would like a cartridge that cuts out boxes. :) Can't wait to see your new wreath!! :)
      Karen

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  21. Oh my word. This is soooo cute! I love all the vintage cards! I wish I had more real vintage ones! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

    Jenna @ http://www.rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I wanted some so badly as well! There are a lot of cute ones on Etsy! They came by mail very quickly as well!! Thanks for coming by!
      Karen

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  22. I love your festive Valentine's banner! You did a great job on your first Cricut project!

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    1. Thank you!! I just bought vinyl and transfer paper! Wish me luck! There might be writing on all the walls!!
      Karen

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  23. Your banner is just adorable. I want to make one and need to print some cards off the internet. I love the vintage cards!

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    1. Oh, I am so glad you mentioned that...do you follow, Happy Loves Rosie? Look at her Vintage Valentine's you can download...
      http://www.happylovesrosie.com/2013/01/vintage-valentines-cards.html

      Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you create!!
      Karen

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  24. Hi Karen, and thank you for your visit to my blog. I don't have Cricut but my good friend does, and she gifts me with cut items ;o) I am a rubber stamper so I love layering, etc. I am your newest follower, and look forward to reading more on your beautiful blog.

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  25. Oh, my goodness. I totally recognize those cards! I have no idea where I've seen them, but I'm certain I have held them in my hands. I think my parents or grandparents must have them somewhere. So cool! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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  26. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  27. Karen, your banner is beautiful!! I love the vintage Valentine cards. They are adorable. You did an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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