Using my Cricut machine and 2 different cartridges – Tie the Knot and Heritage – I cut the words Celebrate and Baby for a cute sign for the Baby Shower. I cut both words on the same piece of paper one right after another – both at the 3″ size.
Once the words were cut out, I placed them on black cardstock so they really stood out and glued in place. Added to yet another piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and the sign is complete! I created two signs this way and then used the pieces the words were cut from and created yet two more signs.
You can keep the signs simple or embellish them as much as your imagination desires. The signs can also be joined with ribbon or string to form a banner or left as is and placed along the walls or tables at your celebration.
The word Celebrate from the Tie the Knot cartridge can be used at many functions – alone or with other combinations!!
Originally I purchased the baby lotion, baby wash, baby oils, etc. to use as a base for table centerpieces for our upcoming baby shower. I settled on a different design – you can see it here —-> Simple Baby Shower Centerpiece so I had to decide how to use these baby products.
I really like Banners since I feel they make a statement and it’s a cool statement if designed right. I noticed “oh baby” seems to be the theme of the current baby showers so I grabbed my packages of stickers to see if I could make the words (Yep, I could and did)
I had enough letters to make Four …. yes!!
I simply cut out the banner flags freehand one right after another (no machines) and then made a second smaller triangle which I glued to the first. I then punched little holes with a paper punch and used needle and string to attach all banner flags together. I looped the ends and hung around the top of the bottle necks.
You can easily use markers and write any wording you prefer – the baby’s name, etc. These can be made for birthday parties for kids or even adult parties using different products.
A little time and triangles and you can make an Amazing Banner for your next get together!!
I have owned a Cricut Expressions machine for years and have used it on and off during this time when an occasion needed special decorations. My machine is pretty outdated compared to all the new ones I see online now. At one time I owned a Gypsy which worked with the Cricut and it allowed you to do some combination designing before cutting. My Gypsy only lasted about a year and they no longer make it.
You purchase the cartridges individually and they each have a unique theme. The cartridge I used for the BABY Banner is “Tie the Knot”. There are variations such as Shadow or Italic, etc. that can be used to create different designs. A booklet is included with most (the smaller versions have less designs and no booklet). Flipping through the booklet will give you ideas and show you the keys to use. There are adjustments you can make such as size on the machine, but the best way to get to know your Cricut is to just start using it and experimenting.
This banner was a new discovery for me and I found it perfect for the upcoming shower. The scalloped circles are 5″ and the letters are cut out. I also cut yellow circles to place behind the letters so they really stand out. I made additional letters for the baby’s last name – you can make Boy/Girl or any combination of words for a longer banner.
Punch out two holes on each circle and thread your ribbon or string through. Start at the right hole, go forward through it to the back and back through on the opposite left side. Additional stickers or flowers can be added depending on how fancy you want to make it!