One of my favorite crafting tools is my banner punch board. I fell in love with this tool a few years ago when I was introduced to it at Snap Conference. I created an entire series around 12 months of banners. And now, I am happy to say I am on the We R Memory Keepers design team and get to play with lots of We R tools! Today I am going to show you how to use the We R Memory Keepers banner punch board to easily create a variety of banner shapes in just minutes.
The banner punch board can create three types of shapes – pennants, flags, and crests.
Start by trimming your paper to your desired width. For this banner, I trimmed my paper 3 inches wide.
To create the flag shape banner, open the cutting arm and center your paper on the punch board using the measurement lines as your guide, then close the cutting arm.
Cut the flag shape in two motions by following the cutting arm guide at the top of the board.
To create the pennant shape, open the cutting arm and center your paper on the punch board using the measurement line as your guide. Close the cutting arm.
Cut the pennant shape by following the cutting arm guide at the bottom of the board.
To create the crest shape, open the cutting arm and insert your paper with the bottom edge lined up with the blue guides and the paper centered using the white vertical measurement lines. Close the cutting arm.
Cut the crest shape by following the cutting arm guide at the bottom of the board.
Repeat this process to create as many banner pieces as you would like for your banner. You can use the horizontal blue lines on the punch board to create the correct length banner, or you can use your paper trimmer to trim all the pieces to the same length. I usually use my paper trimmer when I am creating a banner with different shaped pieces.
Align the square or angled corners of your banner piece at the top of the punch board and punch the hole for your banner pieces. Flip the paper and repeat on the opposite side.
- Banner Punch Board
- Patterned Paper, DCWV Celebration Paper Pack
- Clear Cut Hexagon Punch
- Foam Adhesive Dots
- Baker’s Twine
- Paper Trimmer
Decorate and embellish your banner pieces however you like. I used my Clear Cut hexagon punch and some sparkly gold Thickers to spell out the word Happy. I attached them using an adhesive foam dot.
Use baker’s twine or ribbon to string your banner pieces together. To hide your twine behind the banner begin by running the twine down towards the back side of the banner on the left. Then, come up on the right side.
To allow your ribbon to show on the front of the banner, start by stringing your ribbon up through the left hole and then back down to the right.
Making banners is easy and fun with the banner punch board. I made this video below to walk you through all the steps of creating the banner pieces.
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