The chipboard banner is from CTMH, and I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the paper into the appropriate shapes. The Cricut cut pieces matched perfectly with the banner and made my job much easier. I chose the paper I did because my niece's room is decorated in pinks and browns. This paper is More to Adore - long retired from CTMH. It is actually the first I bought from CTMH in 2007.
I cut each of the letters of Abby's name from patterned card stock and then adhered them with foam dots to the banner pieces.
I alternated between three types of embellishments - Chocolate twine, buttons and Opaques Mocha.
Since Abriella only has 8 letters, I chose to decorate the remaining two pieces to use as anchors at the end. Again, I used Cricut cut shapes and the same embellishments.
I added the cute little bird specifically because I know that Abby's mama likes them!
I'm pretty happy with the way this project turned out. I hope Abby enjoys it as well! This is also a perfect entry for The Paper Variety's current challenge - Anything but (a card or a layout.)
Two projects down, only 34 more to go!