Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Banners

Hello all!

This week's tip idea came from a special request.  Sue you asked for a tutorial about banners, both home decor and on a layout or card.  This is part one, a banner for a layout or card.

First step is gathering your supplies, you will need a paper trimmer, a ruler, a pencil or pen and a piece of paper (patterned or card stock, your choice).  Trim the paper to 12" x 1.5" (or whatever height you want your banner to be).

Then mark along the length of your piece of paper at 1 inch intervals (or however wide you want your banner to be), on the back side.
Then flip and mark the opposite edge at 1" intervals as well, however this time you will start at the 1/2" mark and then mark every inch, at the 1/2 inch intervals.
Next align your paper in your trimmer so that you can cut from a top pencil mark to a bottom pencil mark.
Repeat this step until you get your desired number of triangles.
Ta da! Of course, if you have a Cricut you can cut the triangles on that.  I do but I still like to make my banners by hand ;)
The next step is personal choice, you can embellish your banner as desired for your project.

A simple banner adorned with gems.

This banner is 'strung' on floss and embellished with alpha stickers and gems.

Banner embellished with stamped circles and ruched ribbon.

Banner strung on ribbon.
Thank you for stopping by today!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Laura!! You make it look so easy, let you know hoe I make out with this one!1

    Thanks again
    Sue =)


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