Monday, February 21, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Banners

Each month the Cricut Circle announces a monthly challenge. For February, the challenge was to make a banner of any theme including 3 or more Cricut cuts. A random drawing will be done on March 1. The prize is 7 cricut imagine cartridges. I really really really want to win!! Pray for me and wish me luck!!

For my banner, I chose a supergirl theme. Since I am an at-home mom, I decided to make a supermom banner for my craft room. Please flood me with comments because I am super jazzed about this banner. It's my first one and it came out beautifully!

Here's the recipe:

  • Blue banner base and red banner base layer cut at 7" from cricut cartridge "tie the knot"

  • Supergirl 1 & 2, all layers and shadow cut at 5 1/2" from cricut cartridge "superman"

  • Supergirl symbol and all layers cut at 5" from cricut cartridge "superman"

  • Font and shadow cut at 3 1/4" from cricut cartridge "superman"

  • 5 yards of yellow ribbon

  • opaque white gel pen

  • Adhesives - Zots small glue dots, ATG gun, Zig 2-way glue pen

Notes: Putting together the licensed characters are very challenging. There are tiny pieces that look like nothing until they are all assembled and they are very delicate. I learned that leaving the pieces on the mat or together as a set still attached to the paper where it was cut very valuable. That way I would not lose anything or not be able to figure out the orientation of everything. I also used a skewer to help me place small parts in place. I used an opaque white gel pen for the eyes instead of trying to cut and place tiny white eyeballs.



  1. Your banner is beautiful! I didn't think I needed this cart but now I may want to get it to scraplift your "Super Mom" banner - well done!

  2. Thank you so much!! Your post made me smile ALL day...scraplift away!

  3. Love it, you did an amazing job, those little characters are not easy to make look good and you DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ScrappyRN thank you! I have been afraid of this mini paper piecing with licensed characters. I have had some Disney carts for a long time and haven't used them. But now that I have done Batman and Supergirl, I'm ready! The key for me is to cut everything first and to leave it on the mat or as a collection on the paper.



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