I decided to create a banner to show my Memorial Day / Canada Day spirit! I am hoping to be able to use it at a party, hint hint to my family! Ha!
The Imaginisce DT was lucky enough to receive a Banner Punch board by We R Memory Keepers, courtesy of our joint mother company, American Crafts. I finally had an opportunity to open mine up and boy all I can say is "what took me so long?"! I think you all know how much of a Silhouette Cameo fan I am and I have used the software to create banners on numerous occasions but this punch board tool is even easier and quicker than the Silhouette!! And that my friends is a big deal!
I had the punch board opened up and 9 banner pieces cut out in minutes! You can find a video tutorial here, but you won't need it ha!
I used papers and embellishments from the Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection because of the great red colour in the papers both in this subtle pattern and the pretty red and white stripe.
This black pattern is the B side of the red and white striped paper and these little pieces shown here were off cuts from these striped banner pieces, I flipped them over and they made the perfect adornment to the top of my banner. Which meant that I had little to no waste.
I did use my Silhouette to die cut a couple of red Maple Leafs to embellish some of my banner pieces. I made them large enough to spread over two pieces after cutting them in half. I love the look!
I cut one red banner piece to add a sentiment to the centre of my banner. The alphas are from the Thicker set that coordinates with the Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection, too.
I didn't have quite enough of some of the letters in white, as I needed multiple "a's" and a couple of some other letters, so I grabbed some white craft paint and got busy painting out the letters that I needed.
I also painted the white letters that I was using, I knew the paint would add texture to the teal coloured letters and I wanted all of the alphas to match. The paint went on quick and easy and dried really fast.
There is a pretty blue paper in this collection too, so US friends you could easily swap out the red leaves for blue stars to create your own Memorial Day banner!
Supply List; Imaginisce Par-r-rty Me Hearty patterned papers, puffy stickers and Thickers; We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board; DecorArt white paint; Red Heart crochet thread.
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