Banners are a super hot trend right now. Design Team Expert Linda Auclair shares a fun technique from the "Greeting Farm Blog" on using a square punch to create a banner. Read through her directions to create a similar technique for your layouts and projects.
Banners are everywhere these days! Join the trend with some simple tricks to create a sweet, layered banner border on your scrapbook page.
What you will need to create a banner similar to the one shown:
* “Sweet Day” collection patterned papers
* “Hello, Summer” brads
* Tools: Paper trimmer, scissors, square punch, adhesive tape runner, sewing machine
2. I discovered a wonderful tip on Pinterest that suggests using a square punch to cut the notches into the ends of the banners. Simply flip over your square punch, and line up the edges of the strips along one corner of the punch! This works perfectly for strips under 2" wide. Larger width banners can be cut freehand.
3. Arrange the strips in a pleasing pattern, overlapping slightly, along the left edge of your patterned paper. Use your favorite tape runner very sparingly--just enough to hold the paper in place until it is stitched. Too much adhesive will gunk up your sewing machine needle and make it difficult to stitch. A medium length, straight stitch works best for multiple layers of patterned paper.Stitch three parallel lines along the length of the straight banner edges.
5. Assemble the rest of the layout as shown.
This fun technique makes creating banners quick and easy. Choose your favorite Echo Park Paper collection and make a banner today!