Saturday, April 9, 2011

Five minute card #2

If you follow any trends, you know that banners are still pretty popular in papercrafting. By now, there are many stamp sets, dies, cartridges, stickers, etc. that you can use to make your own banners. However, for those of you who like to make things on your own, banners are as easy as pie.

For this card, I cut triangles ahead of time. I like to use up scraps of paper for this task - long strips work especially well. First I get a strip of paper; the wider the paper, the bigger the banner.

I am not the measuring sort and I do not care for extreme uniformity so I just start cutting! If you get anxious about going with the flow, then you can measure with a ruler and mark where you need to cut.

I like to use double sided paper for this, because you can use either side. You can also cut a lot of triangles for later use. I used some on the inside of my card as well. Once you have the triangles, you can also adhere them to another paper and cut around them with decorative scissors to create a fun border.

To string the banner, you can draw straight or curved lines with a pen and then attach the triangles where you like. You can also just adhere the triangles to the project like I did and then embellish with gems, pearls, buttons, ribbon, etc.

If you own a square punch or die, you can also just cut them in half and make easy banners like I did on this card.
As you can see, banners are a fun and quick way to add custom embellishment to a project. Thanks for taking a peek!

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