Monday, July 22, 2019

BBTB2 Challenge: Banners

It's my turn to host the current two week challenge at the Bitten By The Bug challenge site. The challenge theme I chose is:  BANNERS.

Banners can be used for everything! They can be small on a card or scrapbook page or large for party décor. My son's goddaughter is having her first birthday this weekend so I made this photo/selfie frame for it. As you can tell, I had a lot of fun making it & it was a huge hit during the party!

It was really hard to take a picture of the frame itself since it's 3x4 feet. The cuts ranged from 10" to 3.5".

I purchased a cut file from Miss Kate's Cuttables of carnival snacks. She has the cutest SVGs and many of them are free. Check her website out here.

I also used the Nifty Fifties cartridge for the soda bottles, the Create-A-Critter cartridge for the animals, pedestals, peanuts & balls and an assortment of fonts for the letters.

This was the first time I looked for carnival-themed cuts and was happy to find out that I had a bunch in the Create-A-Critter cartridge.

The triangles for the banner were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. You could use basic shapes to cut them, but I liked the rounded corners on these triangles, plus the holes were already set.

Now it's your turn...don't forget to click over to the Bitten By The Bug site to join the challenge and to check out the DT projects. I am so in awe over the DT projects. Everyone is so talented!

Here are a couple more things I made for the party:

Cake Topper (my first one):

Carnival Game (no Cricut cuts for this one):


  1. So glad your post answered my questions...I was wondering how large this project was. Great job, I am sure if made for a fantastic party.


  2. Awesome project for your son's Goddaughter's birthday party. So cute! Who can resist a carnival or circus? Great choices of cuts and thank you also for including the range of sizes. It's sometimes hard to tell that with only photos. Janet BBTB2

  3. What a cute selphie frame. I bet some cute pictures were taken! I love the carnival theme! Thanks for picking a fun challenge.

  4. Super cute and creative! Awesome project for a 1st birthday party.


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