Today, I am sharing my June banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. I have been not so patiently waiting to use the flip flop and mermaid papers from the Pebbles paper pack. They are just too cute and definitely feel like summer to me! We have been spending a lot of time in our pool to beat the heat, and I think we all may be turning into mermaids. Ha!

June Summer Banner - 12 Months of Banners

 

I want to thank American Crafts for supplying me with the products for this series. This post contains affiliate links.

Supplies needed:

Start by cutting solid pink, yellow and green card stock with a paper trimmer to 4 1/2″ wide. Using the banner punch board, I created a pennant shape at the bottom of each banner piece. Open the cutting arm and line up the paper at the number 4.5 vertical white lines. Line up the bottom edge of your paper with the horizontal blue line that says 7.5.

Use Banner Punch board to cut a crest shape

Close the cutting arm, and use the cutting blade to trim down first from the left and then from the right along the top guide.

Crest shape made with banner punch board

 

Trim the length of the banner shape to 5″ long.

Trim banner to 5 inches long

Repeat this process so you have 2 green, 2 pink, and 2 yellow solid color pennants.

Next, you will make pennant shapes out of your patterned cardstock. This time cut your paper to 4 inches wide, create a pennant shape at the bottom of the paper and trim the overall length to 4 1/2″ long.

Create smaller crest shape banner piece with banner punch board

 

Attach a patterned piece of paper to each solid colored piece of cardstock to create a layered banner shape. Punch holes in the top corners of each banner piece using the punch board.

Punch holes in banner piece corners

I cut letters that spelled out ‘SUMMER’ with my Cricut Explore on white card stock. The font I used is called Bebas. I made the letters 2 1/2″ tall.

Summer Letter - Cricut Design Space

Cut out SUMMER letters using Cricut Explore

 

Attach the letters to the banner pieces using adhesive foam squares.

Attach letters using adhesive squares

The banner needed a little something extra, so I used twine in the three solid colors of cardstock to thread the banner together. Since I wanted the twine to show on the front, I started by coming up with the twine through the back on the left, across the front, and then down through the hole on the right.

String three strands of twine together to attach banner together

The colors are perfect for summer and remind me of being in the water. I think this banner will be perfect for the pool party we will be throwing next month!

Summer Banner with mermaid paper

Summer Banner made with We R Memory Keepers banner punch board

Summer Banner with flip flop paper

Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.

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