Hey stampers! This week’s project is a party banner, which I made using my Cricut to cut the shapes and some stamps to finish off the look! I love how this banner came out. I actually started making this party banner way back in December when I first got my hands on these fantastic products. I had tried to make this using the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board until I discovered that the banner punch board blade dulls really easily when cutting thick paper! What a drag!
So I put my party banner aside for awhile and came back to it in late February when Stampin’ Up put a call out for display stampers. I thought it’d be the perfect excuse to finish this party banner idea that had been in my mind for a couple of months! The only thing I needed to sort out was how to make the banner shapes…
In 2013, I had made a party banner using my Cricut machine and decided to use the same banner shapes as the base for this party banner. I just love the way it turned out! I hung this in my craft room right underneath this cute banner that was a Sale-A-Bration exclusive a few years back.
Here’s a close up of the little rose that separates the words. The rosettes behind the letters were created with 2 strips of Birthday Blooms designer series paper that measure 12″ x 1-3/8″. I scored each of these strips every 1/2″ and folded in a zig-zag (or mountain-valley) formation. I glued them together (valley-to-mountain) on each edge and pushed down on the center to get the rosette to lay flat. To adhere, use a glue gun with the Silicone Craft Sheet.
The SVG files I used to create the party banner shapes are available for $4. You’ll get 10 vector shapes to use on your party banners; 3 large banner shapes, a banner tail and 3 nesting label shapes. You will also get a full alphabet along with numbers and common punctuation marks and special characters! You’ll need to punch the holes to hang the banners (I didn’t want to assume the thickness of your twine/rope).
10 Banner shapes:
Here’s an example of what you can make with the templates. Below is the mockup of my original banner, which I made using the SVG images in the download file.
And here’s the final banner, hanging in my craft room window!
Get the Digital Cutter Banner SVG files for free in April
Best of all, when you use host code PU9NF2GD during the month of April, you’ll get this digital cutter banner template for free! Not ready to place an order? You can also purchase the files from my digital store.
Supplies to make the party banner
- Digital Cutter Banner SVG Files
- Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers [ Photopolymer ]
- Birthday Blooms Stamps [ Clear Mount | Wood Mount ]
- Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
- Blushing Bride [ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]
- Watermelon Wonder [ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]
- Crumb Cake [ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]
- Soft Suede [ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]
- Pool Party [ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]
- Coastal Cabana
[ Cardstock | Classic Stampin’ Pad ]Retired
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies
- Iced Rhinestones
- Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine
Tools used to create the party banner
- Cricut (or other digital cutting machine capable of cutting SVG files)
- 1/8″ Circle Punch
- Circles Framelits
- Simply Scored Scoring Tool
- Fun Flower Punch
- Pansy Punch
- Petite Petals Punch
- Silicone Craft Sheet
- Glue Gun
- SNAIL Adhesive
March Madness Winner
Congratulations to Jessica Thompson who won the March Madness giveaway! Jessica will be receiving a $30 gift card, the Watercolor Wishes Project Kit, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set and Pedal Pusher stamp set. Wowza! Congrats, Jessica! Thanks for using the host code for March!
Take advantage of the weekly deals while you can! They will officially end on April 18th and be replaced with a less frequent but better promotion called Special Offers. More details to follow. Until then, get 25% all of these fine products, which are on sale this week only!
Retiring In-Colors Reminder
These fabulous colors will be retiring very, very soon.
As a friendly reminder, the retiring list is coming out on April 18th. We don’t know everything that will retire but what we do know for sure is that the 2014-2016 In Colors are definitely retiring. If you haven’t purchased In Color refills, paper packs or accessories, be sure to pick them up now before they’re gone! Usually the first thing to go are the re-inkers so don’t wait to place your order!