Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{Getting Crafty} Birthday Photo Banner

I made a photo banner for my daughter's 18th birthday party.
It was a little time consuming but very simple to put together once everything was cut out.  I printed out photos,two or three to a page, on plain white card stock.
I converted them all the black & white to make it more cohesive looking.
I used a circle cutter to cut out each photo.
Aww...look at that sweet face!
I made mats for each photo out of scrapbook paper and used scrapbook adhesive to stick them together.  This determined the size of my triangles for the banner. I got two triangles out of each 8 1/2x11 inch piece of card stock.  After each photo was stuck onto the triangles, I used a hole punch and ribbon to string them together.
To put her age under each photo, I used clear labels and spelled out each number.
Then I strung all of them together with grey gingham ribbon. I needed more than one spool of ribbon so I had to tie on another piece.
I trimmed that up later (and also took down the snowy garland).
I love how it turned out.
The birthday girl didn't even mind. :)
I just took it down and the mantel looks a little empty.
I also made this yummy treat as favors.
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20 comments:

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Too, too cute! Oh how I wish I knew how to do this when my kids were little - now 28-42!

Thanks for sharing.

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

Too, too cute! Oh how I wish I knew how to do this when my kids were little - now 28-42!

Thanks for sharing.

Mel said...

I am sure by now, you know I'm a sucker for sentimental.

This is so wonderful and meaningful. Absolutely fantastic Mom!

Katie said...

I love this banner! I told AJ about it and said "I want to do this for my child's 18th birthday!" He felt this was an odd statement, as we don't have any kids at all yet, let alone one near 18! Now, its his job to remind me that I want to make this one day :)

Deserae said...

Happy Birthday to your baby girl :o) That banner is soooo cute...I absolutely adore it!!!!!
~Des

scrappymo! said...

You did a great job...I did one with horses running on it for my granddaughters Bday. It is a lot of cutting but so worth it once you are done.

Courtney said...

Are you kidding??? How cute is this?! Great idea and it turned out so good!

Life in Rehab said...

That's a great idea!

chrissy said...

i love this! what a sweet personalized gift for someone. i think this would work really well for an anniversary, too. well done, lady!

chrissy
http://www.mydearwatsonblog.blogspot.com/

Love Of Quilts said...

You had a great idea for her birthday!

Daniel Hirsch said...

fantastic blog....
thanks for sharing the Birthday Photo Banner...I likes it
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May said...

Beautiful birthday banner, Fabulous, Hugs May x x x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a pretty banner. Hope you enjoyed this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

Catie Cuddles said...

What a superb idea... My daughters birthday is in a few weeks and although she is only 6 I might do something similar for her!

Mynnette said...

Oh my word, this is a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing--I'll be pinning you! :) Gorgeous creation!

Janelle @ Emmaline said...

I love this idea! and the colors are awesome!

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Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Love the photo banner! I would love it if you linked up at my party going on now! (It's my very first one!!)

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is such a fun idea!! A photo project is always a good one in my book! Such a fun, personal project! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Stacey said...

I love it! especially with the black and white pics! Looks great! Please stop by my Creative Inspirations party and link it up if you would! I would love to have you! The party is happening now!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Adorable! I love how personized it is! Thanks for sharing this at my Creative inspirations party - please come back this week to link up again!
Stacey Of Embracing Change

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