Thursday, January 30, 2014

A CAS Banner card to share with you today - this is so quick and easy for those "last-minute" makes! 

I punched the banners from the Season of Style paper pad, using the technique in my previous Post, for the larger centre banner.
The "washing line" was hand-drawn with a Stampin' Write Marker pen.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My second Post today showcases one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies - the Banner Punch. 
I have used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the banners, and a
sentiment from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, heat embossed with gold embossing powder. 

As I promised in my previous Post, here is the useful little tip which makes the Banner Punch so versatile~ 
The large sentiment banners on the two floral cards below, were cut as demonstrated here ......

Cut a strip of cardstock 1.5cm wide (this can be any length you wish). Open the punch, and instead of using in the normal way, place one end of the strip OVER the circle and insert UNDERNEATH the "V" of the banner punch, then press to cut. 
Remove the card, trim the uncut end so you have a banner of your desired length, then repeat the "V" cut on the straight end.

Here is a finished sentiment banner - so quick and easy. 

 Thank you for popping by.

As a demonstrator I get to use items from the Catalogues before they launch. I opted for one of the gorgeous Bundle and Save sets - the Petite Petals Punch and co-ordinating Stamp set, and here are a couple of quick and easy cards

I used one of the 6 flower images from the stamp set, and cut out with the punch - 
so much easier than scissors!  
Inks - Melon Mambo and Pool Party.

The 3 Petite Petals were punched from So Saffron cardstock. 
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Other items - large flower punch from the Flower Shop Bundle, EF - Modern Mosaic, 
Bitty Butterfly punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, and a sentiment from Happy Day stamp set. 

I will give you a little tip about the sentiment banners later!