Here’s a banner that was made for the Ice Cream First Birthday Party. I used my awesome new Silhouette Cameo to cut the outer scalloped circles (5.25 inches) from pattern digital paper that was printed on white cardstock. I love how fun the scalloped circle is with the ribbon between each piece. I think this is my favorite banner so far that I’ve made.
These patterns are from Erin Bradley Designs (Etsy) and were the perfect colors for this Ice Cream Party. For the inner circle with the letters I used the Silhouette software to design a circle with the three borders. After using Photoshop elements last time this was much easier using this new Silhouette software (I am so relieved!) It’s the first time I alternated the color of the letters on the banner pieces and I am happy with how it turned out.
If I had to make this one again I’d add another circle with the ice cream cone to both sides of the birthday girl’s name. (Why didn’t I think of this while making it!) I designed the inner circle with three varying circles around the border in the Silhouette software. I was able to select the exact same color from the background papers and use that for the borders & letters. I didn’t use the silhouette to cut out the inner circle because it looked fine to freehand cut these circles out. I did another banner over the weekend where I did the Silhouette cut the inner circles and it produces a very sharp look. I’ll share that one soon.
The pink ribbon is a 9 yard spool that I picked up when Paper Zone was closing earlier this year. I have to say they really may some lovely ribbon and have such fabulous colors. I am glad this color worked for this project. The spool was the perfect size for these three banners, I had about 6 inches left at the end. (I never know how much ribbon to get when planning so wanted to jot this down for next time) The green was some leftover lemongrass 1/8 inch thick from Gavin’s birth announcements, still around from over 4 years ago!
I really do have fun creating handmade paper items for parties. It’s not my business or something I’d ever do professionally. It’s something that I enjoy because of the variety with themes and different styles you can try out. It’s also a lot of fun to make things for friends who are so appreciative and enjoy seeing what I’ll make. I do think it’s funny how many party posts I’ve been doing since the spring because it wasn’t what I planned. This is my last Ice Cream Party post and next I’ll share some from a Mickey Mouse party. Now that the parties are all over, September’s going to be about scrapbook layouts! I need to make some progress with my “to-do” list and can’t wait to use up the great paper I’ve collected.
Supplies: Digital Paper & Clip Art – Erin Bradley Designs, Scalloped Circle – die cut shape by Lori Whitlock, Ribbon-American Crafts – Orchid
This banner coordinates these items also made for the Ice Cream First Birthday Party.
- thank you tags seen in this post.
- first year photo clips in this post.
- cupcake toppers and water bottle labels seen here.