Friday, May 8, 2009


For the past couple days I've been bonding with my Cricut, and can I just tell you, I LOVE IT! When the Cricuts first came out, I really wasn't interested in them because I had already started making the transition from traditional to digital scrapbooking, and I didn't think I would use a Cricut enough to justify the expense.

Well stick my foot in my mouth again, but I love this thing and I can't see my life without it now. I probably never would have started even thinking about the Cricut if I hadn't stumbled upon Nannygoat's blog. Talk about inspiring. She made a Spring banner without a Cricut and she kept saying that making one of these with a Cricut would be a breeze and Cricut owners were lucky, and the seed was planted.

So, in short, it's Nannygoat's fault so I hope she's prepared to take full responsibility for this Cricut love of mine. 

Would you believe that Nannygoat even gives a tutorial on making banners, and I still managed to screw it up?

Can you tell what I did wrong? I bet Nannygoat can.

I put my eyelets too close together so the banner hung all wonky. At first.

I am Queen at fixing screw-ups, since I make so many of them, so this is what I came up with.

I just took some little scraps of paper and covered every square millimeter with adhesive, then stuck them over the string real good so that it would hang just how I wanted it to.

Hey, I know my grammar stinks, but it worked. If you want to check out Nannygoat's tutorial, go here

The Font Cartridge I used was Doodletype.


  1. I am so very impressed...never in my wildest dreams could I make something like that...wonderfully intricate!

  2. Ooooh, can I come over and play???? So cute!


  3. I love this - I could think of about 100 banners I could make to justify this purchase! Thanks for sharing!

  4. LUCKY! :)
    I didn't even think about Mother's Day... my hubby already bought me a digital video camera... Dang it!
    I'm sorry I'm to blame for the purchase but I am so glad you are loving it.
    Can't you cut your own vinyl lettering with a cricuit?
    You are seriously SO LUCKY!

  5. You are such a to have a hubby that loves you soooo much that he got you a Cricut! They are the coolest! I'd love to have one but my head would explode before I could figure out what to do with it. Not a good thing. Still I'd love it. I'm a junkie for cool things like that!

  6. What cartridge did you use? ~Aimee

  7. Oh! I am so jealous with envy! I want a cricut machine so bad.
    This Spring banner just makes me a happy girl! You did such a good job!
    I have got to get one of these things.

    Love the post! Love the banner!!!


  8. Oooh, I LOVE it, ok, so when are you making a banner for a giveaway? I would like one that says "welcome" teehee!

    I actually have a cricut, for 2 years, I've used it once...long story, has to do with getting knocked up and turning the craft room into a nursery, blah blah blah...but now i'm to see the tutorial and spend the rest of the night in crafty blogla land...

  9. You are so crafty! I bet your home is decorated so cute! Me, I am completely craft-retarded -- I don't even have a clue what a cricut is!

  10. Step away from the Cricut, Jill...

  11. I have been wanting to make one of hese banners. I have the first cricut but wish I had the new one. I do however love my old one. I love to make ags and signs.

  12. someday I'm going to come down there and kidnap you and force you to be my neighbor. You're so fun! :)

    you're just lucky I can't drive on the highway without falling asleep! ;)

  13. CUTE Banner!

    I got a Cricut for Christmas and have barely even used it! But, then again, I haven't used ANYTHING in my studio! LOL! All those scrapbooking/craft supplies just sitting there!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my pictures!