Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Creating your own banners

This has been very popular at my demos - sorry for those of you who have been waiting for this tutorial! Life just has this habit of getting in the way sometimes.
So here it is..... a nice easy way to create banners for all your projects (and when you see how easy it is, you'll wonder why you ever bought one! lol)
So for this card I have used a collection of bits from my stash. The most important thing that you will need is a strip of paper to create your banner.
It doesn't matter how long or wide your strip is - a larger strip gives a larger banner.
I am using a 2cm x 22cm strip of paper.
The first thing we are going to do is to create the center section of the banner.
Move your fingers slightly to the left of the center section and fold the paper back (use the photograph as a guide).
Repeat this to the right hand side.
Now you will have your center section.
Go back to crease on the left hand side, move a little bit further along the paper strip and repeat your fold.
Again use the photo as a guide.
When you have done the left side, go ahead and do the same to the right side.
To finish off the banner, cut a little triangle out of each end.
This will really help finish off the banner - simple! Now all that is left, is for you decorate your card and banner!

Here is my finished card.

 A little close up of the banner....
See - really simple!
Now think of all that money you are going to save by using all of your scraps to make beautiful banners!

Happy crafting
Nikki x


  1. Yep, fab idea & great tutorial! I've used these on some of my Christmas cards!
    Thanks Nikki!
    Dawn xx


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