April Cross Canada CTMH Home Decor Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing. 

I will quite often frame one of my scrapbook pages to display out of the album for more to enjoy it. However this time for a home decor item and am featuring a item that uses one or our Cricut cartridges, twine and embossing powder. Hmm what did I make....

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If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Stewart at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca If you came from Nicola of timelesscottagenb then you are in the right place!

I created a reversible birthday banner! We have five grandchildren with birthdays in a six week stretch, so lots of birthday parties. The first one was hosted at our home for grand daughter #2 that also included a personalized banner with her name that she took home for her bedroom. I used gypsy and cotton candy cardstock for the first banner. The second photo is for the combined birthday party for grand daughters #1 & 3 and grandson #2, so we flipped it to the lagoon and pear side with the silver embossing. I cut all the scalloped banner flags with the Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686 on page 15 of the idea book); on page 59 in the guide booklet, then I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the letters. I then used versamark ink on the letters and embossed them with the silver embossing powder Z669 on page 131 in the idea book. Tied them all together with the grey bakers twine from the neutral assortment (Z1701) on page 121. Now I have a reusable birthday banner for future birthday parties. :)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista Ritskes of simplycreatingtogether.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, as she has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.


  1. Fantastic! I love when things are reusable AND still personal at the same time. Great job

  2. Love this idea, artsy and practical at the same time.

  3. What a great idea, 2-sided. Genius!

  4. Brilliant use, i like the way you think.

  5. You are so smart, Arlene! What a great way to get more use out of something you created. Your banners are bright and cheery, and great for all the kids' birthdays!

  6. Great Idea! We have several back to back birthdays in my family as well, this would help. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Very pretty and so versatile especially with the two sided !

  8. Very eco-friendly!

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