Guest Designer: Donna’s Minnie Mouse Banner

I love making banners for special occasions. This one is for my granddaughter’s 1st Birthday. She loves Mickey and Minnie so my daughter-in-law wanted a pink Minnie Mouse theme.

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Materials Used for the Banner:

  • Black Glitter Paper
  • Pink Glitter Cardstock
  • Light Pink Dots Scrapbook Paper
  • Heavyweight Cardstock
  • Ribbon, tulle, brads and sticklers

Settings used for my Zing:

Heavyweight Cardstock

Scrapbook Paper

Black Glitter Cardstock

Pink Glitter Cardstock


I do all of my designing in MTC.

  1. First I cut 6 black glitter scalloped circles at 5.75 inches, 6 light pink dot circles at 5.0 inches, and 6 pink glitter circles at 4.0 inches.

Scalloped Circle

  1. I then Googled for a pink Minnie Mouse, saved the .png file to my computer and used pixel trace with both texture path and blackout path checked. I used the heavyweight cardstock and Print and Cut to make 2 Minnies.

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  1. I typed “Happy 1st” and “Birthday” in pink and then created a shadow layer and colored it white. I printed these on the heavyweight cardstock and then hid the pink words, leaving just the shadow layer open, and did another Print and Cut.

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  1. For the letters of her name I used a Minnie Mouse file I had on my computer and cut the letters out of the black glitter paper as well as the number “1” and the top layers out of the pink glitter paper.

Photo Aug 03, 9 26 47 PM

  1. I layered it all together with Pop Dots and added brads for extra support. I put the entire banner together with ribbon and added some tulle.

Photo Aug 05, 11 08 31 PM_opt

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

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