December 6, 2016 • Contributor: Jessica Roe, Blogger at Everyday Party Magazine
This layered banner was simple to make, but really added so much to our table. I simply cut patterned card stock rectangles with ribbon holes in them with my Cricut. I was able to cut two per 12"x12" sheet of paper.
Next, I used the writing feature on the Cricut to write J-O-Y-F-U-L on 6 pieces of kraft paper and cut them to size.
I used the Heidi Swapp font in Design Space, and then colored each letter in with a black marker. Then, I used a tape runner to attach the kraft paper to the card stock.
Finally, I strung each letter of the banner on red satin ribbon with a bell in between. I chose the word joyful as our word for the party for two reasons. I knew my boys would be overjoyed to come home and see a board game night set up and ready for them, but I also want them to remember their childhood with joy and happiness.
Project #2; Mini Memory Book
This memory book may be my favorite project with my Cricut, ever! I made it just about the size of a 4"x6" photo, and added a small envelope page, several blank pages for the family to write in our memories, pages to add photos, and a small folder page. I laced it all together with baker's twine. I printed up several of my favorite photos from our adventures throughout the year, and wrote a caption on the bottom. I stuck some in the book, but I also left a few out so the boys could add them in the book too.
I used my Cricut to cut out decorative scrap book paper for the cover, photo pages, and envelope and folder pages. I opted for heavier kraft paper for the book binding and writing pages. A simple scrap of white paper was cut to size and a title was written on with a gold Cricut pen. This project is available in Design Space™.
I folded each page along the score lines and secured with a tape runner where necessary. This small little book was absolutely a highlight of the evening!