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New Baby Banner

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Welcome a new little one home with this New Baby Banner.  Made using a random assortment of materials, this banner is great for a DIY baby shower.  Cute baby ideas like this are perfect for little girls and boys alike, and can easily be used to decorate a nursery or bedroom after the baby shower is over.

New Baby Banner

Materials:

  • Three 12 x 12 inch sheets of cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Stamping ink
  • Stamp set
  • Variety of patterned papers
  • Fabric scraps for tearing into strips
  • Fuse Creativity System® Starter Set
  • Micro-Tip® Softgrip® Scissors (No. 5)
  • LED SureCut™ Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer (12")

 

Instructions:

  1. To make this garland, I first cut 3 sheets of 12 x 12 inch cream colored cardstock into 12 x 6 inch pieces and fold 5 of them in half.

    New Baby Banner
     
  2. To cut the circular opening, I centered the cardstock strip over the medium cutting plate and then centered the die, upside down, over the cardstock and ran it all through the Fuse Creativity System®.

    New Baby Banner
     
  3. Next, I placed 5.75 x 5.75 inch pieces of patterned paper inside the folded sections of cardstock and ran a long length of twine through each of the sections placing it near the fold. After adjusting the panels to have an equal amount of space between them, I tore 1 inch wide strips of fabric and tied them to the twine between the panels.

    New Baby Banner
     
  4. A set of stamps and black ink were used on white cardstock and then cut out using a pair of Fiskars scissors.

    New Baby Banner
     
  5. A 1.75 inch x 5.75 inch strip of green patterned paper was added to the bottom inside of each panel to appear as grass and the cutout stamped images were adhered. I then applied adhesive around the perimeter of the panels and sealed them closed.

    New Baby Banner
     
  6. The panels and fabric strips were adjusted as needed.

    New Baby Banner
     
  7. This is a project that I would have been thrilled to have made as a child because it combines several mediums, several techniques, and can really stand out as a decor piece in a home, yet it wasn't overwhelming and was easily completed in one art session!
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