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I’m revving up for my daughter’s first birthday. Every month for the past eleven months of her life I have taken a photo of her with her teddy bear on our old oak, red linen covered armchair. Same bear, same chair, same girl one month older each time. From helpless bemused infant propped in a pillow to feisty, yelling character spilling out of the chair with energy I’ve watched her change. Now I want to celebrate it in a banner. Having never made a banner before and not yet having printed out the 12 months worth of chair photos (months 2 and 9 have gone missing) I thought I’d do a practice banner.
I cut out the largest red circle using Couture Creations Scallop Circle nesting dies which I think is what I will use for the monthly photos too. For the name banner in the photo I used four of those circles. I did this on the cuttlebug.
Next I cut out circles of American Crafts mat stack in two alternating patterns using the Couture Creations plain circle nesting dies in a size smaller than the red scalloped circle.
Finally I stuck on poster letter stickers from my stash to spell out the name then attached the smaller patterned circle to the red circle using dimensional tape so they would stand out and have a little dimensionality. I used a holepunch to put two holes in each circle and strung some ribbon through. Easy!
Something I would do differently next time is to use the holepunch before sticking the two circles together. And now I have one out of the million things I need to prepare for my daughters first birthday completed. Yay Miss Crafter!