Today, I am sharing my March banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. March means spring and I wanted to create a fun and bright spring banner to match the season. I have challenged myself to try a new technique each month with my banner. So, for this month, I created my banner using two different since banner shapes on each banner section. I really love the way this one turned out.
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
- Paper trimmer
- White Cardstock
- 2″ Scallop Punch
- Gold Thickers
- Yellow Twine
- Adhesive squares
To create this spring banner, I started by choosing some papers that felt like spring to me. They were simple patterned papers with either polka dots or a chevron pattern. I chose shades of pink, teal, green and yellow to match a beautiful floral paper I found in the paper pad. I cut each of the six patterned papers to 4″ wide using my paper trimmer.
Using the banner punch board, I created a flag shape at the bottom of each banner piece by lining up my paper at the 4 vertical white lines. 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.
I then trimmed each banner piece to 6″ long using my paper trimmer.
To create the smaller banner shapes, I followed the same steps for the floral paper as above, except I first cut the paper 3″ wide. Once I had cut the flag shape in the bottom of the banner piece I trimmed each one to be 5″ long.
I attached the smaller floral banners to the patterned papers using adhesive.
I used my 2″ scallop punch to cut circles out of white cardstock. I added a gold Thicker letter to each one to spell out the word, ‘SPRING’.
Then, I attached the white cardstock circle to the bottom edge of the floral banner piece using an adhesive foam square.
I punched holes in the top of each banner piece using the banner punch board and threaded yellow twine through the top of all the banner pieces.
The floral paper in this banner is so pretty. It is one of my favorites in the entire paper pad.
Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.
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