Hello everyone! Soraya here with you today to share an easy tutorial to make your very own valentine banner! February is the month of love, hearts, bows … so let’s make our craft more romantic too! We’ll see how to create one cute banner using the Banner Punch Board, how to create the word « LOVE » thanks to the Alphabet Punch Board, the Staple Board and sparkles, then we’ll make cute bows using the 1,2,3 Punch Board! Let’s go !
The Banner Punch Board is one amazing tool since it allows us to create 3 different shapes : pennant, flag and crest banner! So to make this valentine banner, I’m going to use the 3 shapes in different sizes : the crest banner measures (5×5,5 inch) :
The flag banner measures (10×5,5 inch)
And the triangle banner measures (4×5,5 inch)
If you want to see more about this great tool, feel free to visit the We R Memory Keepers YouTube channel !
And here is what you get when you finally cut them all ! Don’t hesitate to use different patterned papers or basic cardstocks to play on the contrasts. The crest ones will be placed on the flags and the triangle shaped will be placed inbetween them , so you’ll need 5 triangles, 4 crests and 4 flags. Don’t forget to punch the holes with the little punch you have on the top of the Banner Punch Board.
Now, let’s decorate the flags! To make these cute little white bows, I used the fantastic 1,2,3 Punch Board. As you might know there is a size chart on this tool that allows you to chose how big you want your bow to be. I chose the medium (M) size, so I needed to cut 3 different stripes of white cardstock (according to the chart) before assembling them. (watch the video tutorial by Aly here)
With some glitter tape, doilies and wooden clips I could easily decorate each pennant. The result is soft and cute!
It’s time to put some love on this banner ! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and I also followed the instructions you can find in the little book to cut the letters L.O.V.E. If you don’t know this punch yet then grab one asap you will love it !!
For the glitter to stick on the letters, I put some double sided red tape on the bottom part of each letter. Then I started putting the clearest color on the top, took off the excess, put the medium shade, took off the excess and finally put the last color.
Love how it finally turned !
Before assembling the banner with pink twine, I used the Staple Board to attach the letters directly on the banner. The transparent guide (genius guide indeed !) helped me to place the staple where I wanted, so easy and so fun !
And voilà ! This valentine banner is now ready to be hanged up !
Thanks for joining me, hope this project will inspire you to spread love all over your craft table ! Have a lovely day everyone!
Glitter tape and glitter powder
Papers by Pink Paislee
Doilies and wooden clips