Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sweetheart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweetheart blog hop.


If you arrived here from Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations, you are in the right spot.  If you just happened upon my blog today, you are in luck!! Please head back to Georgiana's blog so you won't miss a single project!

Today I have a "Love You" banner to share.  This is the very first banner I've made and I just love how it turned out. My Anniversary is also on February 14th, so I like to make projects for Valentine's day that can represent both events we are celebrating that day.  Here I have a 12 heart banner, strung together with an adorable off white lace.

The first half of the banner.

The second half of the banner

Here you can see the gel pen "stitching" and the Stickles I added to the
scallops on the red heart. You can also see the adorable lace I strung the banner with.

I added pop dots to the layer under the white hearts on the letters only.

I made a total of five spacer hearts.  All have the rhinestone
 accents but all are a little different.
The scallop hearts are cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
And the off white hearts are cut at 4 1/4" x 4"
The letters are 2" (plus the matching shadow)
The rhinestones are from the dollar bin at Craft Warehouse
The "Stickles" are Studio G Glitter Glue
I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes to hang the hearts

I also cut cardboard recycled from frozen pizza boxes (cereal boxes would work great too).  The cardboard layers are behind the red scallop hearts and behind the off white hearts.  It really adds a lot of rigidity to the whole banner.  It sure is strong enough to put away and reuse year after year.

Here is the Gypsy cut file if you'd like it. Just two cartridges in use : Doodlecharms and Simply Sweet.  I even rename all my Gypsy layers to tell you exactly which colors each layer is.

Valentine Banner.gysy  CUT FILE

Thanks for joining us on the Sweetheart blog hop.  Please don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my blog candy. I will be giving away a Cricut Cartridge "From My Kitchen" and an assortment of supplies, including stamps, bling etc.


To get a second entry to win my blog candy, "Like" my CardsbyCG Facebook page
Use the link on the sidebar, click my button below or go here.


Cards by CG


After leaving your comment, please hop on over to 
Jen's blog at The Purple Scrapbooker


Purple Scrapbooker


She always has something wonderful to share! :)

116 comments:

Coach fans said...

I think you did a fantastic job creating your banner. I can see many more coming. : )

Georgiana

Donna said...

Great job with the banner. Happy Anniversary

more fun scraps said...

Awesome job with the banner. I am now your newest follower. Keep up the great work

If you get a chance check out my blog at Morefunscraps.blogspot.com

LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful banner! Thanks for sharing and for the Gypsy file! :-)
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

LadybugCarrie said...

I now 'like' CardsbyCG on Facebook! :-)
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Kelly Rae said...

I am a new follower and have also liked you on FB. Thanks for sharing the banner! kelly dot schaefer at ymail dot com

Toni said...

I'm a new follower. I "LOVE" your banner, it came out great!
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Toni said...

I also liked you on Facebook.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

This is a great banner! I love how simple it is yet so amazing! I am now a follower! I am also new to all of this and just started my blog and would love for you to check it out! Thanks for sharing!
ddikinson24 at gmail dot com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I love your banner - such elegant work! Congrats on your upcoming anniversary. I am a follower and joined FB too. Thanks for sharing and I want to invite you to our blog hop, Lots of Love, which starts @ 11 AM (EST). I wish you much success with your crafting passion!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Danielle said...

I have also liked you on Facebook!
ddikinson24 at gmail dot com

Scrappy Zeni said...

What an awesome banner! TFS! I'm a new follower!

zenzen89 at bellsouth dot net

Scrappy Zeni said...

I went to your FB page and liked! you are very talented!

zenzen89 at bellsouth dot net
www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.net

SherriB said...

I love your banner. I've never made one, but I may just try this one! Thanks for the chance at all this wonderful blog candy! Have a Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary!

sherri underscore braun at hotmail dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a cute banner! And happy anniversary to you...albeit a little early!

jennyplace2 said...

Love your valentine banner, what a cute ideal! TFS.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

jennyplace2 said...

just went over and liked your facebook page
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Rene's Craft Corner said...

A great idea! The banner came out really cute. TFS! Happy Valentines Day to you.~Rene

Stephanie said...

Love your project, what a fantastic banner!
steph4575@msn.com

Stephanie said...

Oh and I liked ya on FB

SweetestJess85 said...

Love the facebook page and Ilove your work.i became a follower and thanks for the post

Nicolle Kramer said...

i love your banner and all its bling...thanks for sharing..:)

nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

chignon said...

Beautiful banner, I really like the bling!

Cindylu2u said...

Love your banner, fabulous job!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Cindylu2u said...

I am a new friend on facebook!!!

Heather said...

Great banner! Happy Anniversary!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Kristin said...

Great job on the banner! I just love making them!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

I am also a Facebook Follower!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

pigs cricut said...

love the baner
pigs20052002@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Great banner! Love the details!
scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Likin you on facbook too!
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

Tracey said...

Fabulous banner, you did an amazing job!

Hugs
Tracey
x

Crafting in the pines said...

Cute banner!!!
Cherie
Nokitten@hotmail.com
Cheriescraps.blogspot.com

country grammie said...

love the banner! I am making one today!

dfhenson@q dot com

GoddessMychele said...

Your banner is beautiful!!! I love the idea of using the hearts, so sweet! I am always inspired by your many lovely projects- thanks for being so generous in sharing your ideas. goddessmychele at gmail dot com

GoddessMychele said...

I like you...I also 'like' you on facebook :-)
goddessmychele at gmail dot com

Mary said...

I love your banner, great idea on making it so you can reuse it. Thanks for sharing the file. I just liked you on FB also.

stockg7 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

What a Great banner! Love that you strung it on lace:)
new follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Great Banner. Love all the details. I've been a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I'm also a fan of your facebook page too!
new follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Anna said...

I am now a friend on FB. Thanks for another chance to win. Thanks also for the .gypsy file.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Amber S said...

I love the banner and the fact you recycled!

shannon Leffew said...

Love It!!!! So pretty and sophisticated. shannleffew2@yahoo.com

Scrapnatic said...

I'm now a follower!! Cute banner!!

Scrapnatic said...

I also liked you on Facebook! :)

JustYolie said...

Beautiful banner, my anniversary is the 15th! I'm follower your follower #301!

Mary said...

Beautiful banner, never would know it was your first time. Happy Anniversary! I already like you on FB!
mary3mom at yahoodotcom

Celeste B. said...

You're so good!!! I love your work!!! :) You're so talented!!! :) Of course I 'like' you on FB! Thanks again for sharing your talents!! :)

Nicole said...

Very cute banner! TFS

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great banner! I keep saying I want to make one! Another great day to have an anniversary on! Carri :)

Amanda said...

Super cute banner! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Just liked your page on FB. :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

New Follower! Love your banner! Would never know this was your first! Congrats on your anniversary as well and TFS! :)

~Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

jcinokc said...

Love your banner. The stitching looks awesome. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I just LOVE banners! I have never made one, I really have to change that! lol This is just so pretty, I wouldn't want to ever take it down!!

Lovebug Creations said...

New Follower! Very lovely!! The colors are awesome together! And soooo sparkly!!! TFS!!!

Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

JANLYNN said...

Nice banner. Valentines day is the anniversary of the first time my husband and I went out together. We married on May 28th(yes of the same year) and that was 35 years ago. jls@eplus.net

Distressed Love said...

The banner is sooo cute! It came out great! I am now following your blog and can't wait to go back through all of your older posts and look at all your creations!
I also like your FB page!!!

Jessica

JerzyMomma06@comcast.net

Jamie said...

love the banner so cute.. u did such a great job! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Becky said...

happy up coming anniversary and your banner is great
hugs
poochietoo at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to make them. Cindy cradkins11@gmail.com

Angela R said...

Your banner came out adorable, My girlfriends and I always decorate our dorm for every holiday and something like this would be perfect! Glad to become a follower, I love all your projects and your page is totally cute!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Email: arebori0204@gmail
If you get a chance I love new friends! www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

Angela R said...

This is my second comment to let ya know I hopped over to Facebook and liked ya there!
Email: arebori0204@gmail
If you get a chance I love new friends! www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

debannet said...

Thanks so much for sharing your project. I really appreciate. As a new gypsy owner being able to download files is a big help in learning! Thanks again for sharing.
Anne

Ashley said...

I love your banner!! It is so cute!!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Super Cute! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Scrappy Jackie said...

I need a valentine banner to hang in my kitchen...thanks for the inspiration... now I just need to get busy. Thank you so much for having such a fun blog to follow... I sure would love to win that cartridge it is on my wish list! :0 you are so sweet!

Jennifer said...

Cheryl,

What a beautiful banner!!! :) I love it! That's a great idea to use the pizza boxes (card board to strengthen it!).

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I liked your Facebook page, too!!! :)

Thank you so much for the extra chance to win your yummy blog candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

What a wonderful banner. Thanks so much for the cut files. Thanks also for this oppportunity to win. I'm going to try facebook, but I'm not real familiar with it.

QC Kelsey said...

Great banner!!
I'm a new follower of your blog!

Email: QC Kelsey
Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

QC Kelsey said...

And now I've 'liked' your FB page!! Thanks for the double chance at winning your blog candy!!

Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

Email: QC Kelsey
Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

A Scrap Above said...

Happy soon to be Anniversary!
I love your banner, just too adorable, I am working on getting a gypsy, so I didn't get your file..
now liking your fb fan page, and already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

*Star said...

Beautiful Banner!! I love all the bling you added. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, it has been so fun doing this hop with you!!

Rosie said...

very cute banner
rmini@satx.rr.com

jessica said...

LOVE the banner! Thanks for sharing!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Adorable banner, will have to give it a try, thanks for the cut file. jman4@comcast.net

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful banner and thanks for sharing the G file.
Vivi
vivienpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

Vivi Martínez said...

I visited your FB page and I do LIKE it...
Vivi M
vivienpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

Trisha said...

Your banner is so nice and what a coincidence, Valentine's Day is my anniversary also. I am a follower and will like you on facebook. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

maria zelinski said...

valentines day is also my anniversary so first i wish you a happy one. second i love the banner it is wonderful. thanks for sharing i am a new follower....pmlemaria@yahoo.com

Libby Beach said...

I can't believe this is your first banner!! You did a superb job on it!! :)

Janice said...

banner. My husband's birthday is on Valentine's Day, so I could make one to do double duty, too.

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful banner creation, Cheryl !!

Donette said...

Love the banner!
donetterobertson@yahoo.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the rhinestones you added.

Carrie K said...

Very nice banner. I love banners- they seem to be so popular right now!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

GabyCreates.com said...

Nice banner Cheryl! -- Thanks for the inspiration I have to create one in two weeks! -Gaby

Brenna said...

that is an adorable banner! thanks so much for sharing!@
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Brenna said...

i have "liked" your facebook page. thanks for the chances tow in! i would love this cartridge!!
thanks again
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Fabulous job with the LOVE banner!!! Thank you for sharing:)
Hugs,
Norma

Karen said...

Hi Cheryl, I am a new follower, and I love your project, Thanks for sharing with us, Karen<3

Karen said...

Hi Cheryl, I just got back from my facebook, and adding you to that, I love your blog, nd can't wait to go look around, Karen<3

Addicted to Crafts said...

Hi, I'm a new follower... love the banner, it is super cute. Thank you for sharing.

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Addicted to Crafts said...

Hi, I just became a new follower and also added you onto my FB.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

emcspadden09 said...

I am a new follower! Love your banner, the font is awesome!

emcspadden09 at gmail dot com

emcspadden09 said...

I also just added you on facebook!! :-)

emcspadden09 at gmail dot com

Lisa J said...

This is such a beautiful banner! I love the stitching on the letters and the bling!!

{{hugs}}

Lisa J

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Lovely banner!! I am a new follower.

Ellen
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

Anne said...

This is a really cute banner. It would be cute with the Cupid image from the Sweethearts cartridge in between the LOVE and You too. Unfortunately, I own neither of the cartridges you used so I can't use your svg file. I just became a follower of your blog today. I'm loving what I have seen so far!

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Anne said...

I'm liking your Facebook page too now! Yay!

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your banner, I am a followers and have joined your FB page also.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Karen said...

Awesome banner and the cardboard backing is a good idea!! I am a new follower but I love your blog already.
Hopping along down the line..
Happy Crafting!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Adrian said...

Very nice banner! U did a great job!

Adrian

adrianwallen at msn dot com

pennykitz said...

I just became your new follower, and I "liked" you on Facebook too.
Your blog is fantastic and the banner is great. I will return.
pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

Becky Dunham said...

Great banner Cheryl - simple and sweet! Happy anniversary! My hubby proposed to me on Valentine's Day so it is pretty special to us too :) I am a new follower and a new FB fan and I want that cartridge :) Just kidding, I do want it but I also love your blog!

Tanya said...

Your love banner turned out wonderful!! Awesome job :)

Tanya P.
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Very cute banner :) I have not made one of these yet, but I really want to! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful banner! I love the bling! I'm a new follower!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Super cute banner. Love it!

shersl84bed said...

Your banner is too cute. THanks for sharing.

Fun blog hop.

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Paula Puckett said...

I'm a new follower, too! Love your banner! So cute and you can use it for a few different celebrations, too. Aren't you clever?? TFS

jpuckett13@woh.rr.com

Kim VanSheppy said...

Love the banner...and i love that you made it reusable! TFS
kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Kim VanSheppy said...

I'm a new follower and I liked your fb page.

kimsheppard 6 at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

Cute banner. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Kate said...

What a wonderful banner! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB this week!