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A Little Different Banner

Jen here and I want to show you an easy way to make a fun banner- a little different than the norm. I picked a cute cardstock, matching solid cardstock, ribbon, and embellishments. I was able to get six letters out of one 12”x12” piece of cardstock! It will depend on the size of your shapes how many you’ll get.

I cut the base shape with a spellbinder die. Using the crop-a-dile, I set matching eyelets in the top of my shape.



I used burlap string to tie my shapes on, tying them to the satin/scallop edge ribbon first.



I then tied them to the die-cut shape, this way the burlap string bow would be at the top of the shape.



Next I cut my letters out of matching cardstock and coated them in glitter.



I tied an extra bow with the satin/scallop edge ribbon on each end for a more festive look!



And you can see how different these look by simply changing the base paper!  (And different spellbinders die!)



Since this one had fewer letters I also did an ‘end’ piece on each side. I cut flower shapes (Again with a spellbinder die) out of the same paper I’d used for the letters & ran them through the cuttlebug with an impression plate (PTI). The buttons are tied on with burlap string.



So that is my twist on a banner! I hope you’ve been inspired!


Blog post by: Jen Shears

  1. Trinh

    Great banners, Jen! Would be so easy to customize for the person or event.

  2. Kathy P

    This is really cool—-my head is already spinning with alternates for different holidays and celebrations!

  3. Jingle

    These are so cute!

  4. Kelly

    Cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Gloria Westerman

    This is so adorable…..I love that it’s so different…this would look so cute at a little girls birthday party….thank you for sharing…love it…

  6. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute banners! TFS

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  8. sharon gullikson

    I like the different shape. That would be wonderful as a welcome home banner, birthday…..

  9. natasha g.p.

    Hey, that’s really cute! Thanks.

  10. Julie Shearer

    “Very nice…I love them both !!”

  11. Megan

    Love them! You always make the greatest banners.

  12. Kelly massman

    Very pretty!

  13. Kim H

    Love this take on a banner, great creativity. thank you forsharing and the inspiration.

  14. Charlene

    Cute project, Jen!

  15. erin

    I still think you’d be perfect in the party planning world, great job!

  16. Debbie C

    Beautiful banners. I was amazed at how different they look using different colours but the same technique.


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