Today, I am sharing my July banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. I didn’t have a chance to share it in July, but it works out perfectly since Labor Day is coming up right around the corner. In fact, you can use this America banner for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!
I want to thank American Crafts for supplying me with the products for this series. This post contains affiliate links.
- We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board
- Patterned papers from Pebbles Paper Pad: Best of
- Neutrals Cardstock
- Paper trimmer
- Adhesive Squares
- Cricut Explore
Start by trimming your red and white polka dot paper to 3 inches wide. Using the banner punch board, use the cutting blade to trim down first from the left and then from the right along the top guide.
Trim the length of the banner shape to 4″ long. Repeat this process to create seven banner pieces.
I cut letters that spelled out ‘AMERICA’ with my Cricut Explore on white cardstock and textured cardstock. The font I used is called Aleo. I made the letters 1 3/4″ tall. I also cut out stars from blue striped patterned paper. I cut them 2 3/4″ tall.
Attach the stars to the banner using adhesive foam squares. I rotated the stars so that the stripes were going in different directions on the banner pieces.
Glue the tan textured letters to the white cardstock letters.
Attach them to the banner pieces using adhesive foam squares.
I threaded off-white ribbon through the completed banner.
To make it a little more festive, I added maroon and navy ribbon in between each banner shape. I simply tied a short piece of ribbon onto the off white ribbon that was threaded through each piece. The tied on ribbon pieces remind me of fireworks.
I love that I can use this banner not only in July but also May and September if I decorate for Memorial Day or Labor Day.
Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.
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