Friday, July 1, 2011

PaperCutz Star Spangled Banner Blog Hop

                                                                      happy friday!!!!

i sure hope youre having a blast on our very first blog hop over at PCC!!!   and i hope youre playing along as mary and some of us have fun blog candy to share.
if youve come from our lovely denitras place then youre headed in the right direction. what a fab project she created eh!  if ya got lost along the way head on back to PCC and you'll easily find your way again :)
for our lil hop here  were to make a banner using lots of bling.. well if you know my work you know im not a banner or blingy type of gal..BUT what's lots of bling to one may not be to another :) so i really did try hard on this one :)  im definetly glitzy bling challenged. hope you join in with a project and show off your glitzy 4th of july banners i'll be looking ! :)
i'll also be giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to any online store (this includes digital stamp store) of ONE randomly picked commenter here on my blog. If you dont have a blog  or cant leave a comment here just blow me an email ( and in the subject line write PCC bling comment . easy easy :)
heres what i did to make my banner...

i cut cardboard to the size i wanted then turned on my cricut machine oooh aint i just the talented one lol
for the first banner

i used
 graphically speaking (fourth of july),george ( large star) and a childs year (flags and child silhouette and tiny stars) cartridges. i added crystal stickles all over.
for the 2nd banner part

i used
george (stars) wildcard( celebrate)cartridges.
i used SU dazzlin diamonds ( what a mess!) on the stars.
i just hand drew the claender on a piece of cardstock and musse dit up with tim holtz distress stains and a sharpie. added the star on the 4th with a foam stickie and glitzed it up with gold stickles
for the 3rd banner part

i used
george (usa and star) and  going places ( america silhouette) cartridges.
 i added stickles and rhinestones
way too much glitzy for me but it was so fun to be challenged! thanks mary!:)

so dont forget to leave a much appreciated lovely ( or not , i prefer honest! ) comment then head on over to sweet kristies blog and see what super banner shes showing off for us.
thanks so much for hanging out here with me now go have some blog hoppin fun! oh and good luck to everyone! xxxshelly


Tina M said...

Shelly your banner is awesome! I really love the RUSTIC fell to it totally!!
Have a safe and Happy 4th


Sherrie K. said...

Very nice!! I love all the added details. Nice job!!
Sherrie K

sophiesmama said...

Love your banner, Shelly! Hope you have a fun 4th!

Jennifer M. said...

For not being the glitzy type, I think you did fabulous. :D Great job on your banner.


Gina said...

Super cool banner. Great ideas you gave me!

I am a new follower...

CA Scrapper said...

You did a great job! I love your banner.


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KraftyKatsy said...

Love how you made each part different!!

S.Bayles said...

Banner is so cute. I love A Childs Years and Mary talked me into getting it. It is a great go to cartridge... Thanks for the blog hop.

DeNetra Bates said...

this is so cute ! i see you have it hung on your door....mine is too ! HUGS

slw1971 said...

Love your banner. I don't don't think you are Bling deficent> It looks great.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy July 4th weekend as I celebrate our Canada Day Weekend with family and friends.
Cheers Susan

Kristie said...

I love what you created, Shelly! I think each banner flag looks like a tag and I struggle with those, so great job! lol about being glitzy challenged!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Banner!!! Great Job! I am hoping to make one soon.Thanks for the Inspiration. :0)
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Katelyn said...

You really know how to put on that glitter, lol. Really cute banner. Glad I found you on this blog hop! Got a new follower :) Have a happy 4th.


Connie Gail said...

I was pretty excited when I saw your project because you used my favorite cartridge - A Child's Year. I'm always looking for more ideas and you gave me a few....:O) I love the 'old-fashion' look you gave your banner - makes it look antique in a way. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed your blog.

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Janet said...

very nicely done I love that it's 'non'traditional look, Great job!
Big Blog Hugs

Sharon said...

I love your banner!! It looks so rustic! Awesome!! :)

Pam said...

Very shabby, rustic, old looking, I love it!!! You did enough glitz. I'm a new follower. Pam at

Peggie said...

Very nice job and you did great on the "bling" Peggie

Tisha said...

very cute! Love the colors u used!


S`andra said...

Wonderful cartridge you used for your banner. Love it. have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend.

marciae said...

I love this banner, looks like you put a lot time into it.

Kards by Kathi said...

I love all your tags. I am a tag-a-holic myself. I love making them and also I love making gift card holders. Thanks for a great site. I have enjoyed all your projects. Thanks.

tanner9868 said...

Thank you for sharing, great job.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I LOVE these! What a creative and fun project! I told Kristie last night that I was going to hop along so now I really need to hop along! My daughter is dancing to Gypsy right now...hehe! She is so cute and they love when blogs add music! It is a great touch! I'll be back later to check out more of your work!

craftaholic said...

Very Nice and Rustic Banner! TFS!!
I am already a follower and love your blog!!

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missleyden said...

Very nice banner. Great job!

Precious Thoughts said...

I love the recylced but blingy look of your banner!

DIANA L. said...

This is such a unique banner you did a great job. I love all the distressed look to it

Heather C said...

Great banner! Love all the Cricut elements!

Linda said...

Love the banner! You can recycle it into cards too. Love it!

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Your banner looks great!

HK Cricut Crafting said...

Love your banner! I am a new folower and if you get a chance come on over and folow me!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You did a super job on your banner Shelly... hugs from Ukiah

Barb said...

I like how you interlocked the letters on USA. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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Barb said...

Shelly, love your banner; it's unique. Not too much red,white,blue; not too much glitz. It's great.