Can you believe it’s almost the end of February and we are heading into month 3 of 2018? I feel like time is flying by lately! With it being near the end of the month it’s time for the monthly Create with Cricut! Last month’s material was felt and I made some adorable felt headbands for my girls. This month’s material was cereal boxes. I love seeing what everyone comes up with using that month’s material!
I decided to make a sturdy banner for St. Patrick’s Day! I have some really fun paper I wanted to use but it just wasn’t strong enough to withhold children and storage. I thought the cereal boxes would be a great backing to the banner. It’s so solid now and I’m not worried one bit about it breaking or bending in storage!
Cutting Cereal Boxes with a Cricut
I started out by finding a shamrock in the images on Design Space. I made it bigger so that it was the size I was looking for. I started by cutting out the cereal boxes first. I put the shiny side up as I had read that it cut better that way.
I cut 6 different shamrocks out of 3 cereal box flats. I put the dial on custom settings and chose flat cardboard in the settings. I also did replace the blade with the deep cut blade to cut the cardboard. I was amazed at how well it cut and found a new love for cereal boxes. I’m totally going to use these all the time for projects now!
I then changed the settings on my Cricut and put in some fun foil embossed paper I bought on sale at Michaels. Right when I got my Cricut, Michaels was having a sale for half off of scrapbook paper! I ended up getting about 5 booklets for about $30! A total steal!
I took my last side of one of my cereal boxes and cut out a larger version of the shamrock. I found this fun Kiss Me I’m Lucky svg on Etsy that I wanted to use as the center of my banner. I purchased it and uploaded it to my Design Space. It comes with the letters white and on a separate cut. I enlarged the image and then just did cut 2 as it was only the shamrock. I cut the shamrock out with the cereal box and then once again with a plain piece of green cardstock.
After the two shamrocks were cut I went back to the image and highlighted all the lettering. I then clicked on the attach button and it made it all one color/cut. Doing it this way I could cut out the lettering and use the shamrock piece for my banner.
Assembling the Banner