Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Embellished Cheerleader Spirit Signs and Noisemakers

My daughter Zora is a proud member of the Pee Wee Cheerleaders.


I volunteered to create the spirit signs and noisemakers for the big regional cheer competition. Here's what I came up with. Each family received a sign with their daughter's name and a special cheer saying plus a decorated noisemaker. They help the parents cheer their daughter on during the competition and serve as a keepsake afterwards.

Here's my daughter's ensemble. I borrowed her pom poms for the effect! Love it!!!



The cheerleader is from the Cricut cart Everyday Paper Dolls. Her face is stamped with a clear stamp by Peachy Keen (Everyday Character assortment). I embellished her outfit and pompoms using a white American Crafts Galaxy Marker in white, my new fav opaque white pen - Uniball Signo,  Zig metallic writer and Copic marker R59. The #1 hand was also cut from Everyday Paper dolls, outlined and attached using an action wobble.


The base of the sign is white chipboard by DCWV. It's covered with Plum Berry cardstock from The Paper Studio. The names were cut from Cricut Cart Opposites Attract with Bazzill Basics white cardstock for the shadow and DCWV gold metallic cardstock for the top layer.

We R Memory Keepers just came out with chevron washi tape that I love. I added a double white layer behind the clear acrylic sticker (from Creative Imaginiations/Art Warehouse) to make it pop. The finishing touches were gold sequin trim and a tongue depressor type handle.


I purchased noisemakers from Party City with many different designs on them. To create a uniform look, I traced cut and applied Oh My Vinyl! from Oh My Crafts! in maroon to each piece and adorned with dimensional stickers.


There were 10 sets in all. Each cheerleader was represented with their specific hair color and a special cheer saying.


Here's a closer look at the types of stickers I used on the noisemakers.


Everyone had a wonderful time at the competition! Parent and cheerleaders alike loved the spirit signs and noisemakers I created for them. Now, I'd better start thinking now of something bigger and better for next year!!



If you enjoyed this post, please let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:
D.L.ART - anything goes

La-Vie

26 comments:

  1. O - M - G - IS SHE NOT PRECIOUS???? So proud of her.....I know she is beginning to make lifelong friends. Your sign and noise makers are sooooo cute! You did an awesome job!! Be careful.....as good as you are....you will be their go to gal every time they need something! jk I know you had a blast making them.

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    1. Thanks SO much Michele for your kind compliments on my baby girl! We are proud of her too. They won best cheer of the day. And thanks for liking the crafts I made. You're right, I am the "go to" mom and everyone is starting to know me by my crafts. Awesomeness!!

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  2. La-Vie, I love all of your spirit accesories. You did an excellent job. You really thought outside of the box with the noise makers.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am glad you like them as much as we did. The coaches wanted something that made noise. I immediately thought of noisemakers. They were hard to find since it's no where near New Year's Eve. But I love a good challenge, LOL! I can't wait 'til next year. I am planning on going bigger and better!

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  3. How cute is that!!!??? Those little girls are all so adorable!!!! You did an awesome job! You have a new follower from http://3monkeysthrowingaroundsomepaper.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome and thanks for your kind comments and for following me as well! I'm already plotting and planning on next year's design.

      La-Vie

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  4. Love the signs and noisemakers! this is also a great way to bring in orders, wonderful job!

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    1. I like the way you think!! I am hoping that one day folks will think of me when they have crafty needs. Thanks for your kind comments!

      La-Vie

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  5. Ah, this is adorable! Great picture!! Your projects are so awesome, they make me cheer!! Sis-Boom-Bah...Rah...Rah...Rah...okay, I'll stick to crafting.

    Have a great day!!

    Susie

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    1. Susie!! You've got me bustin' a gut ova here!! Thanks so much for your kind comments! I'm gonna have to teach you some of the cheers! I am sure you've got a few good jumps, a split and a cartwheel left in ya!! I've had a great day, thanks! Hope you did too!

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  6. great post! great projects! wonderful story!

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  7. Wow those are awesome! I was a cheer mom for years and made all of the spirit signs..we would've had do much fun together!

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks! We would've had a ball! I'd love to hear about the things you've made over the years. Any pics? C'mon, I need some more ideas for next year!!

      La-Vie

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  8. Your creations look fantastic it's no wonder everybody was pleased with them.

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS! This is all amazing! WOW what a labor of love! I love the individual signs with the little cheer girl dollies on each! PERFECT! Fantastic job my crafty friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Melin! That it was.... a labor of love. The girls worked so hard and we wanted to show them we recognized it! Thanks for your kind comments!

      La-Vie

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  10. Such fun creations and your daughter is such a pretty cheerleader. I am sure you are very proud of her.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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    1. Hi Desire! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations! We are very proud. Thanks for such a nice compliment on my daughter. xxx

      La-Vie

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  11. These are absolutely adorable La-Vie! What a special treat for the girls and their parents! They are lucky to have you around :) The girls are sooo cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Becky for your kind words and compliments!

      La-Vie

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  12. your daughter is gorgeous and the items you made are awesome! Great job!

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  13. Oh they are so cute! Your daughter is adorable! Wonderful project--bet everyone was thrilled with them!

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    1. Thanks so much Greta. Everyone was over the moon happy with them.

      La-Vie

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