Hello, We R fans! It’s Meghann Andrew, and I am so excited to be with you for my first blog post here on the We R Memory Keepers blog! Valentine’s Day is upon us, and after clearing my house of holiday décor, I thought it was time to decorate for the next season, the one that celebrates LOVE! Since I did not have any Valentine’s décor on hand, I decided to start by making my own simple Valentine’s banner using the must-have Banner Punch Board.
I decided to grab the new Lucky Us collection from Pink Paislee, a colorful and cheerful collection, to create my banner. Along with the Banner Punch Board, I also grabbed the Clear Cut 2” Scallop Circle Punch, the Arches Edge Punch, and sharp scissors. My recommendation for keeping this project simple? Use the same formula for each banner you create. Let’s take a look at how I did that:
Starting with all pink and red papers sized at 4.5” x 5.5”, I cut seven background banners using the Banner Punch Board. For a contrasting pattern, I used the Lucky Us 6 x 8 paper pack to cut seven smaller banners from papers sized at 3” x 4.5” adhering them at the top center of the first banner. These banners needed some texture, so I cut seven 4.5” x 1” white cardstock pieces and punched them using the Arches Edge Punch, only adhering the top edge and running my finger along the bottom edge to lift it up from the banner background.
The next layer that I added to each banner was a colorful scalloped circle, cut using the Clear Cut 2” Scallop Circle Punch, which I used to help my chipboard alphas, spelling “Love You,” to stand out. Adding embellishment was the next step, and this is where I was able to make each banner different from the next, by choosing washi tapes, die cuts, cardstock stickers and puffy stickers for each piece.
Choosing different textured elements, like puffy stickers, cardstock and chipboard, in alternating colors makes each banner interesting and special! Once all seven of my banners was complete, I used the Banner Punch Board to punch holes at the top corner of each banner, and threaded washi tape to connect all of the banners together.
I am so excited to hang my banner on my mantle to remind my family how we feel about each other this Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope that you will give this banner a try using the Banner Punch Board.