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How to create a banner birthday card

Create a Banner Birthday Card

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paper&rubbercement

paper&rubbercement

count out letters to be used in banner and select paper colors. (example : h-a-p-p-y = 5)

cut out skinny diamond shapes on each colored cardstock paper, to be folded in half in triangle shape(s)

diamonds&paper

diamonds&paper

fold diamonds in half and attach individual scrapbook letters to each piece

scrapbooking pieces

scrapbooking pieces

align letters along a piece of string to estimate needed space, then tie off ends and mark/tape location of string start and finish on the card

alignment

alignment

using hot glue gun, glue diamonds on the inside, folding together to secure (triangle) piece along string. then using small dabs of hot glue, secure the ends of string to cardstock at marked spots.

(optional) : add a contrasting cardstock paper in front of original cardstock paper using rubber cement

happy birthday, thika

happy birthday, thika

(optional): matching cards

  • cardstock paper (many colors)
  • hot glue
  • hot glue gun
  • tape
  • string
  • scrapbook lettering
  • optional: rubber cement