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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Banners & Pennants & Bunting, oh my!

More than a passing trend, banners in their various shapes and forms have taken the paper crafting industry by storm. From use in layouts, cards, tags, ATCs, altered art, and homemade celebrations, banners have become a standard embellishment in many a scapper's repertoire! One of the best reasons to love pennants is your ability to make banners different each time. You could really string any shape or object together to form a banner, but standard shapes include triangles, (most popular!) the lemon wedge (half circle!), and swallow tail banners. When it comes to stringing them together, there are so many options - twine, buttons, rhinestones, stitching, or simply placing the pieces side by

(Layout from "A Cherry on Top" Blog. Daily Junque Collection by Pink Paislee.)

Think outside the box when it comes to creating your banners! Use it as a title & place letters inside each shape, string your photos together and turn them into a banner, use memorabilia, tickets, or other ephemera for a vacation layout, and one more great use for your banner - journaling!

"Decorating for You' by Ali Edwards

Danielle Flanders for Pink Paislee:

Lastly, if you're unsure of making your own banners, there are a wide variety of products available from stamps, stickers, templates, and traditional paper pennants.

So if you haven't used a banner yet, I highly encourage you to incorporate one in your next project to add a quick punch of color, playful patterns, & a bit of whimsy. :)

~ Happy Crafting!


NickelNook said...

I really like the look of banners and they're so fun to make! You've shown some fantastic examples! Thanks very much Stephanie!...Nancy :o)

Pammie Kay said...

Stephanie those are so cute...they are popular and fun to use! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

Oooo I like these samples!!! Can't wait to see more, lol!

A Sarasota said...

Very cool layouts! I like to use clouds in place of banners, too...