Friday, February 11, 2011

40th Birthday Banner

My husband's 40th birthday is this coming Tuesday.  I wanted to make something special for him, so this is it. It was a labor of love for sure.  But oh so fun to make.  I wanted to show some humor with the gravestone (you only turn 40 once!) but not too much grim.  So the rest of the banner is bright and cheery.  Yes that is 40 candles across the top.  40 is alot more than you think.LOL   Since there were so many cuts, I'll just summarize under the pics.  There are quite a few.  But I figured since I worked so hard on it, I would show off all the details I could.

Happy 40th Birthday Honey!!!!

The gravestone is from the Wrap it Up cart.  The letters are from the Classic Cricut Font cart.
I used the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder.  The scalloped triangles are from the Birthday Bash cart.
Scalloped circles are from Mini Monograms.  Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
Swiss dots folder. Candles and cupcake are from Birthday Bash cart.
You have to have stickles for those sprinkles!  And that's rick rack tied in the button.
The flowers are Prima.
I absolutely love the way these flowers turned out.  I know I'm going to have to make a card with them.

I got these sparkly brads at Hobby Lobby.  I love them!
I got this butterfly (and alot more in different colors) at the Creating Keepsakes convention.
Seeing Spots cuttlebug folder.
Gift bag from Birthday Bash cart.

A little tulle for the gift.

           The ice cream is from Birthday Bash and the embossing folder is called lines and dots.
More Stickles!!
The rick rack gives the ice cream dish some depth.


  1. WOW that is quite the banner! What an awesome job and definitely a labor of love. Your husband is going to love it.

  2. So I was thinking of entering the Circle contest until I saw your amazing work. OMG. It's beautiful! I'm starting to reconsider even attempting this challenge :)

    In all fairness - I don't have an Imagine, and I can't tell if they'll give us an Expression that's what's really holding me back.

    But I digress....AMAZING work!

  3. This is an awesome banner! Now I have to have Birthday Bash!! Great, great job!!

  4. Your banner is SO wonderful! The details are just amazing! Thanks for participating in the contest and thanks for sharing with everyone!

  5. I love love love everything about your banner! Love the details you put into it, especially the gravestone LOL and the color of flowers on it LOL!

  6. I love your banner. The details are fantastic.

    I came here from the circle blog, now I am a follower. Your projects are beautiful.

    Hope to meet you in Dallas


  7. Wow! I love your banner! I think it's my favorite :)

  8. This banner is AMAZING!! Your details are incredible ~ I definately agree with you, a true labor of love!! Great job and Good luck!

  9. Lovely birthday banner.These banners give a delightful feeling to the kids. I love everything what you have shared with us.