Thursday, February 20, 2014

Folded Banner Cards

Hi! Kristy from Mama's Sanity here!  Is everyone enjoying Sale-a-Bration?  Have you picked out your favorite freebie?  I have to say I love the Banner Punch (Item #133519).  It is a perfect size for cards - and for using up scraps.  It is also great for making little folded over banners.  You can use them to make flags or hang them on twine to make a banner. Here is an example of a card I made using my folded banners as flags.

Here is how I did it:

I started with scrap of paper from the Sweet Sorbet DSP (Item #133521), folded in half.  When you put the paper into the bunch, be careful to leave a small gap between the very edge of the punch and the folded edge of the paper.  This will leave the folded in tact and create your folded banner.  From there, I snipped the top off a toothpick and placed it in the fold of the banner to create a flag.

I used the holes in the doily to hold the flags.  Everything, except the flags, are from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (Item #134797). To give a little extra depth to the flags, I added a Stampin' Dimensional (also from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit!) behind the front flag.

Another way to use these cute little folded over flags is to create a banner.  I started our February card sketch.  I used scraps from the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack (Item #132996) to create the banner.  The other elements were also from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.  

If you haven't ordered this punch yet, think about it adding it to your next order.  I hope I've INKspired you to try it in a new way.  And don't forget, you can use this same technique with many of Stampin' Up's punches!

PS -

Do you like the little feather on this card?  I couldn't just leave it flat, so to give it a little depth, I used my Simply Scored Stylus (Item #125624) to add little creases to help bring the feather "to life".

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  1. What a fabulous way to use that banner punch! I never thought of doing it that way. I'm definitely going to try that!

  2. What a fun idea! I love all of your elements on your are one of my favorite things to use!

  3. Love this tutorial! I never thought of using this punch this way either! SO GREAT!!

  4. What a great idea Kristy! I love how you added the extra touches to the kits. I will be using the banner idea soon.

  5. I just love this idea and can't wait to try it!!!

  6. What a clever idea for the banner punch, fabulous!