What a wonderful (and busy), time of year it is! I love the holidays and everything that goes with them. As I have said before, Halloween tends to be my favorite, but I also love Christmas! I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. I haven't gotten my tree yet but I do have lights up, the Christmas village set up and lit, stockings are hanging, and the candles that are burning smell like candy canes!
This year I am making several gifts for my grand-children. Each of the three kids will be getting a custom made banner for their respective rooms. Each banner will have the child's name on it and will be decorated according to each child's interests and personalities.
I am so grateful to Close To My Heart for making it so much easier to make these banners. First I purchased the banners from CTMH (item # Z1378), then I break out the fantastic CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686). I cut the banner shapes at 7" using whatever color I need from CTMH cardstock or Background and Texture paper.
Choosing images that match the grandkids personalities has not been so easy. My 9 year old grand-daughter is on the verge of that "tween" age. She is not into Barbies or many toys anymore, but she does love fashion and make up. I cut images from "Girls Make-Up Party" to satisfy that personality. I then cut many 3-D flowers in various CTMH colors to add a little bling.
Pictures will be coming soon, I promise!