Thursday, June 21, 2012

Banner Cards Using MME's Blush Collection

Good Morning Fabulous Crafters!

Today's inspiration comes from the Echo Park's Blog where they were featuring Design Team Expert Linda Auclair's "Creating Banners" Layout HERE.  I already knew about the square punch technique to make your banner ends, but in case you haven't heard it, invest in a 1" square punch and get perfect banner tails!

It inspired me to create the following 2 cards:

I used My Mind's Eye "Blush" 6x6 Paper Pad for both cards.  I'm really tearing through this pad.  Love it!  On the second card, I ran each banner through my Big Shot using a different textured impression/embossing folder on each one.  I tried to make the banners look "wavy."  Not sure if that comes through in the photo or not.

Go get your craft on and make some fun banners!

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  1. the "wavy" definitely comes through. these are gorgeous! and I never thought of using my square punch that way but I love how it looks.

  2. I also didn't know about using the 1" punch for banner ends. I love the cards.

    1. I was thinking we learned that at one of Angela's workshops. That's where I remember hearing about it.

  3. Cheryl: You've really inspired me here. I bought this paper pad at Michaels with a 50% off coupon, and your cute cards give me some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing your pretty work.
    If you want, I'd so LOVE to have you share your pretty art with us at my challenge blog:
    We would SO LOVE to have you!!!!

    Also, I have blog candy on my personal blog. I'd love to follow you as well, if you don't mind. Hope you will stop by my blog.


    1. Hi Karen,
      Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment!

      I've enjoyed looking at your personal and challenge blogs and I am now a follower of both. I look forward to sharing on your word art blog in the future.

      Thank you!

  4. oh I so get it...turn it on the side and punch...super great idea..might have to go play now. Great cards!

    1. Thanks for your comment L.B. Hope you've been able to get some playing done!

  5. I love it!!

    Stopped by from Sarah's Link It Up Party!