Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Birthday banner

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Our theme for July is "HAPPY BIRTHDAY".


For my project this month, I decided to make a Birthday banner and I will share the tutorial with you here.
I started by making a template (3 1/2 X 4 1/2 inches) I made a mark at 1 3/4 and drew a triangle shape.

Cut out as many triangles as there are letters (for my project, I did my name).

I wanted a scalloped edge on my triangles, so I used my border punch and made some scalloped pieces. I adhered them with glue.

Here's how I got the rounded edge at the point of the triangle:
step 1: Adhere one scalloped piece along one edge.

Step 2: Trim the edge as shown.
Step 3: Adhere second piece, aligning them and making sure 2 halves of a scallop are matching up.
Step 4: Using your scissors, trim the second scalloped piece.
Using various supplies, embellish your triangles. Adhere to a strip of ribbon.

I added some Prima flowers on the ends of my banner. Oh, and I used Lovebug's JUNE kit!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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