Basketball tournament banner

My school is hosting the 61st Annual Mason-Dixon basketball tournament this weekend, and I was asked to make something to decorate a wall in the hospitality room.  I decided to make a welcome banner:

DSC09864The basketball hearts are from SVGcuts — their 24 Valentines kit.   They’re cut at 8 inches.  One reason die cut machines are so much better than regular dies is that there is so much flexibility in the size that you can make it!  I used this same file here to make 3×3 valentines!

I needed some strong basketball players to hold up the welcome sign for me:


These boys are cut from Everyday Paper Dolls using the gypsy.  They’re sixteen inches tall.  I made my first “cut” using Cricut markers, then instead of hitting unload mat I chose return to design and hid all the lines except for the outlines and the eyes.  Our school colors are red and black so the player on the left is from our team and the one on the right is from one of the visiting teams.  Here they are holding up the banner:

DSC09858I think they’re doing a great job, don’t you?

The banner is strung with Trendy Twine.  I thought the Halloween colors were a perfect match!  The font is Lucida Bright Semibold, cut with Sure Cuts A Lot.  This was a fun project!




About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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6 Responses to Basketball tournament banner

  1. Cely(Carolina Girl) says:

    This banner is wonderful…what a lot of love and thought went into this…bet you wouldn’t see this at another tournament so cute and cost effective. Some one is going to fight over who keeps the banner and little basketball boys when it’s all over!

  2. gramjak says:

    I agree withCarolina Girl — everyone will want it! Sooo cute!

  3. Jen says:

    So cute! Love the idea of “cutting” with your markers first — I’m going to have to remember that tip. I love making stuff for my daughter’s school — the teachers are always so appreciative and it is really nice to be able to give a little back for all they do for our kiddos. Great job, Evelyn!

  4. very CUTE!My kind of little people…LOL

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