A couple of weekends ago, I started playing with the shapes and decided they were a bit small for an album. I thought they would work as a banner. I had seven chipboard shapes so I searched my mind for a seven letter word (Scrabble, anyone?) that would fit the creative process. "Imagine" was my best one. Finally, I thought out of the box a bit and used two words "I Craft." In between, I put in a butterfly die cut also made with the Big Shot. They are tied together with twine and are easy to flip over so I can flip some or all of them around to see the other side - sort of mix and match. Here is a version with some of the fronts and some of the backs.
On one side of the circles I have just the letter and some embellishment. I have this box of large odd chipboard letters and this was a perfect project to use some of them up.
On the other side of each scallop circle is the letter cut from the Cricut and a word that uses that letter:
I - Inspire
R - Remember
A - Art
F - Finish
T - Teach
The definitions for the first three are from Stampin' Up!'s Define Your Life stamp set. The back side of the butterfly is a heart I'd already made when experimenting with Perfect Pearls. It is a mixture of Perfect Pearls red and heavy gel. It was just hanging around my worktable looking for somewhere to go :-)
When I first started the project I was obsessed with figuring out the perfect word and using the shapes in the best way. Finally I relaxed and particularly enjoyed doing the back side of it. Now the banner hangs over the attic door next to my worktable.
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