Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Let's Create A Patriotic  

 Stars & Pinwheels  Banner!

Welcome! I have always loved adding little touches of seasonal papercrafting decor around our home!  This Pinwheels & Stars Banner was so much fun to design and create!  I used my Pinwheel Thin Cut and a Star design from the Art Philosophy Cricut Image Set.  (For all CTMH Cricut Image Sets and products, just click on the Cricut icon at the bottom of my Home page!)  

Sapphire and Candy Apple Cardstock from the gorgeous Blue Skies Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, as well as some Red Grosgrain Ribbon I had on hand, were used. 
This limited edition cardstock has fun glossy UV-coated patterns on one side.  As you may recall, last week, I featured layouts, cards, and pinwheels with this beautiful Blue Skies collection.  

Our cardstock is white core, and is easily and cleanly cut using our Pinwheel Thin Cut!  This cardstock is also a dream to cut on the Cricut!  This basic banner is oh, so simple to create, and a great family activity!  You can easily add many more embellishments and flair--flags and paper fireworks come to mind!  (LOL -they will probably be added!)

These pinwheels come together quickly with these handy Silver Brads. 

This star design is one of my favorites from Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut Collection.  

 My swag of red, white, and blue patterned paper stars, shown below our Pinwheels & Start Banner, was actually made quite a few years ago!  It is a great complement to our new Pinwheel & Star Banner!   My star swag is strung on fishing line!  LOL!  Yes, I keep reel of line in my ribbon and twine drawer. 

Have fun creating your own seasonal banners and swags!  

Here's a few quick updates on some awesome new products and ideas!

Father's Day is just around the corner! Celebrate the man who means the most in your life with two new exclusive stamp sets available through the Legendary Father’s Day special. Save 20% when you purchase the Legendary Father’s Day Stamp Bundle that contains both sets!

This Let's Stay Home Stamp set is one of three new individual sets created for us to document how this Corona Virus from China has affected everyone in one way or another.  These stamps are so versatile and will are able to be used for many other memories and/or cards!  There are also coordinating SVGs available for FREE!  Have you jotted down your thoughts and/or taken pics of this most unusual time?  

Keep your creativity flowing with Close to My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ subscriptions, where you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card or layout kits that will keep you connected with your passion. Cut Above kits give you a shortcut to beautiful artwork since they include pre-printed bases that you complete with die-cut shapes and stickers. Cardmaking kits also include exclusive stamp sets and mini ink pads you can use for a truly personal look.

 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  💖

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,



  1. A very fun and festive banner! Looks great :)

  2. Looks cute!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  3. I love the banner! It's so pretty!!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! It was so much fun to design and create! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  4. Such a fun project. I'm glad you shared it with us this week at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you, Donna! It was so much fun to design and create! Have a wonderful day! Gayle