Saturday, March 31, 2012

Homespun Elegance Prince Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Prince Blog Hop brought to you by 
Jessica over at:
If you are joining me from Doris at:
Then you are in the right place. But, if you have just stopped by and 
would like to hop along with us please start at the beginning at: 
so that you don't miss any of the designers projects. 
Or the chance to be entered into our fabulous giveaways!!
For todays project I would love to share with you a Birthday 
Banner I made for my nieces 3rd birthday. She had a Busy 
Town Birthday party. I wanted to make the banner so it 
could be used year after year and it could also be used for
her sister. So, I make it in bright cheerful colors and the 
apples could be replaced with flowers, cupcakes, balloons 
or any other theme they might come up with in the years
to come. I have always had a hard time taking pictures of
banners so, I tried to break the banner into 2 pictures.

I used the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge to make the flags and 
the letters. The flags I used can be found on page 62. I cut them 
at 8 inches so I could use up some of the 8 1/2 X 11 paper I have
lots of. The flags end up being 8 X 8. I love how the shadow and 
the base go together to great. I added some white dots and dashes 
to add a little extra border.

The letters were cut at 2 1/2 inches and backed with black to give
it the shadow they needed. I dotted all the letters with crystal ice 
stickles for more texture because I thought they looked to flat.
The pinwheels were cut in 2 strips of 2 x 12, punched with a 
Martha Stewart paper punch folded at each dip in the punch 
and then glued together. If you don't know how to make these 
pin wheels please leave me a comment and I will give you detailed 
directions. I apple came from the Doodlecharms cartridge and was 
cut at 8 inches.
I am so excited to be in this fun Blog Hop, for a very wonderful
DT sister and her son. There are some very creative ladies in
the blog hop this weekend. I hope you have a great time hopping
with us and I would love for you to leave all of us girls some
blog love. I know all the designers have worked very hard on
their projects for this blog hop.

Each stop along the way has fun and exciting giveaways to share 
with you all! To be entered all you need to do is Hop Today 
and Tomorrow on each stop, follow and leave a comment.
I am giving away this fun set of Wild West stamps to one
lucky crafter. Please leave me a comment with a way to
contact you if you are my winner.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you loved
my Birthday banner. Now please head on over to Jessica's
blog for the last stop on todays hop

Jessica Kephart @        

You are here

This is your next stop.

Sweet Wishes~Sharon


  1. Very nicely done. My son loves that show, especially the theme song he will play it over ad over.Now I hear it in my head. lol

  2. I love the rosettes on that banner!! It is adorable. 2 banners in one hop?? Are you guys trying to convince me to try it???? :)

  3. I love banners and yours is fabulous!!


  4. Sharon, this banner is gorgeous!! Love it! Thank you for participating. Hope you ahve a great time at the beach!!


    Jessica @

  5. Love your banner, super cute!

  6. Love the banner. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  7. Sharon your banner came out beautiful, thank you for sharing it.
    I an a new follower
    Ava DT Sister

  8. I live your Banner I so need that cartridge!!! Thank you for the much Needed Inspiration today!!!! New follower and quite the happy one too! Crafty hugs Susan

  9. Great job on your banner Sharon!! I really love how it was all put together! It really flows and i know how hard it is too show how great it looks in pictures. Thanks for sharing and for the close up!! Vickie M. Dt sis
    already follow :)

  10. Oh Sharon, I love the versatility of your banner!!! Love the bright colors, the doodleing and the stickles dots!!

  11. I love banners! Yours turned out great! Christina

  12. Really cute the fun colors!

  13. Your banner is great...bright and cheerful and ready for a party!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  14. cute banner - so love the colors you've chosen!!! -dt sis doris

  15. Love this banner! Birthday Bash is easily one of my fave cartridges because it is so versatile!

  16. What a colorful and super cute banner! I love the rosettes behind the letters. Wonderful instructions as well! TFS ~ Follower #355!!

  17. An amazing job on the banner! You were thinking outside the box when you made it so it can be used for many years. I love your blog and your projects too! I am your newest follower. Hugs, Dawn

  18. I have got to make a banner! This is too cute! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

  19. Hello, I am your newest follower. I love the banner and the fact that it is versatile enough to use it many times. With all the work that goes into a banner I would hate the thought of it only being used for a few hours. I am your newest follower.
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team Member