Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bannerific!

OK so I know that is cheesy but I just had to use it for my title! hehe!

This banner set was not on my list...at first! I told Jen, who goes head over heals for banner stuff, that I didn't think I would use it but I am sure the PTI DT would make me want it. And they did. So I bought it. Now I love it! Yeah me, right Jen? :)

So here is my first banner card....

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I did something kinda fun with these banners! I took some pictures so you can see how I did it! Just keep scrolling to see my little tut!

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Can you see on the elephants ear, I took a small piece of foam tape on the bottom and then attached the top of his ear to the pain part of the elephant? Cute huh? Looks like a real ear! Well you know...a real stamped ear!

So it may look like there are 2 parts to these banners!  But it is actually just one piece!  Here is what I did...

I took one piece of cardstock....not PTI because it was too thick...and cut it down to a 4x4 piece.


Then I scored the cardstock at 2" and folded it in half...I added a small dot of removable adhesive to the inside of the first and last parts of the banner die.  This was just to make sure the cardstock would not slip and cut evenly....

I basically just line the folded edge of the cardstock, right before the cut line on the banner die!  Here you can see the die sticking out so you don't cut the banners individually, but it will give it a fold!

Next, run it through your cutting machine....


And here is what comes out the other side!  :)


Then you have 3 hinged banners!  (I know there are more than 3 in the picture but you know what I mean!) I just stamped on one side and hung them on twine!

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 And here is the end result!  A fun little 3D banner!  This set is a must have people!  I am telling you!  Go and put it in your cart if you haven't already!  The possibilities are just endless!  :)

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Hope your Saturday was a great one!  It was so nice to have some time tonight to sit down and be crafty!  I haven't had a chance in a quite some time!  Have a great Sunday!!


Supplies are all PTI unless noted...

Stamps: Banner Builders, Bitty Baby Blessing
Paper: Spring Moss, Misc White 80 lb cardstock
Ink: True Black, Spring Moss
Misc: Twine, Black Buttons, Foam tape, SU scallop border punch, Woodgrain IP, Banner Die

38 comments:

Nori said...

your card came out super cute! i've been resisting buying that set, but this tute is making it difficult!! :o)

Sabrina said...

Laurie! I just love it! I think your idea to fold the paper for the banner was a stroke of genius creativity!

nina said...

Loving your baby card! What a fabulous idea to fold the banner - will definitely try that when I get my hands on the set...

Jackie Pedro said...

ACK! This is darling, Laurie!! My set arrived today and I hope to get it inky this week!! Great tutorial, too!

Keva said...

This is lovely!! I haven't put the banners in my cart even though the DT did an excellent job. I just didn't see why I would use it. Your card is perfect and it's worth getting just for baby cards alone. This is just super cute, Laurie!

Jay Gee said...

Cute card Laurie and thanks for the tutorial. I to have been resisting this set... might have to re-think :) Judith

Amy said...

You told Jen and I both that you weren't "into" banners but look at you now!!! Hehe I love trying this technique with different dies.....gives a whole new look to the end result! Cute card!

Gayatri said...

Such a cute card, Laurie! Love the banners and the elephant ear flap is my fav. Thanks for the tutorial. Now I cannot wait for my dies to arrive:)

Sue Ann said...

Now that is just not right!!! My goodies are still sitting in my basket waiting for the large dies to come in.... That is for sure OVER THE TOP CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I love doing that technique with my mat stacks to make little cards!!

Camilla said...

Very cute card!

Kara said...

love it!! cant wait for mine to come!!

Amy Beth said...

Laurie - you are not helping! I am TRYING to resist this set...I don't see my resolve lasting too much longer. Super CUTE card!

Lynn said...

Laurie, I am with Amy...you are absolutely not helping...this is ADORABLE...ADORABLE....ADORABLE...I'm in love!

Jamie Lane said...

This is sooo cute! I love your bannaer, so clever!

Alyssa S said...

Enabler!! I was so not into this set! Banners are cute, but I'm not a banner maker...DT examples and now you have shown me that I must have this set - if only to make cute baby cards with!
Super cute card! I adore it! :o)

Michelle Philippi said...

This is adorable....I had the hinge idea in mind too -- whenever my package finally arrives. Your lil' elephant is the perfect lil' guy for this card too.

Wendy said...

I somehow managed to not buy any of the PTI banner items, you aren't helping though! Such a fabulous banner card, and I love how you "grounded" the elephant with the scalloped border. Too cute!

Nancy L. said...

what a neat idea!!
wish i could place an order, but when that time comes, i will def be getting this one!!!
super cute card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Adorable card! Love that banner you made. Ah, one day we'll own it! Have a great day!

Christina said...

Very cute, Laurie! I love the woodgrain bg on this and the contrast of the black scallops at the bottom!

Eva said...

Brilliant and adorable!

Aimes said...

Totally 'bannerific', Laurie! Love the dimension you've added with that banner...I've not got this set yet, but have a feeling it might sneak into my cart soon *wink*
Hugs,
Aimes
x

BethieJ said...

Laurie- this is so CUTE!! My set and dies arrive the 24th! YIPPEEE! Love how you made them hinged!!
Have a GREAT day!

Carly said...

How clever! I totally adore banner cards and this one is so super cute! Love it!!

Andrea M said...

OMG - love it!!!! The card and the 3D banner!!! I ordered this set too - I was in the same mind frame as you. "I don't think I'll need it". But boy did they make me want it! I still haven't received mine yet but hopefully it'll be here soon!
Thanks for the tut - I'll have to try it for sure!!!!

Nerina said...

GREAT enabling Laurie!! :0) I love your 3D banners here - they're soooo cute!

Suzanne said...

I LOVE THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana said...

I'm with you on this set. It wasn't on my list until release night...
Terrific 3D idea!

Jen Carter said...

Ha ha!! I know you well enough to know when you will just NEED something!! LOL!! This is really cute! Love the banners!! Can't wait to play with mine soon!

Kristii said...

Sooooo very cute!!! I love the card and such a great idea to make a 3-d banner!!!! Mine should be here soon and I can't wait to play!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sara Mac said...

This is adorable!! You are such a crafty genius:)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO CUTE Laurie! And thanks for the "bannerific" tip ;)

Rebecca said...

Ooooh Laurie, that banner technique is so clever! I like the look of it folded over the string! Cute card.

Jill said...

Fabulous baby card, Laurie, with a very cool color scheme! Thanks for the tut on the banners! I am still waiting on my goodies but can't wait to use this set now!

Debby said...

So cute! I am still awaiting my dies to land on this side of the pond, but when they do ......

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, this is just TOO CUTE! :)
I love your color combo and use of the banner die! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE!!!!!! Love the woodgrain embossing, the color combo, the sweet little elephant and that awesome banner!!! Thanks for the tutorial, too!!!

Pam said...

Oh man, I'm in love. I better stop now heeheehee.

 
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