Authentique Liberty Patriotic Banner
Hello, Friends! Are you ready for the 4th of July? It’s one of my favorite holidays. To help you celebrate, I’ve prepared this Authentique Liberty Patriotic Banner as my contribution to the Authentique Design Team 4th of July celebration week. (You can check out the other inspirational projects HERE.)
The large pennants in this banner all measure 5″ x 7″ and have been hand cut. It’s really not as hard as you might think to create your own banner pennants.
- First, cut two 5″ x 7″ panels of Authentique Spectrum Old Glory Cardstock and an additional 2 from Tricycle Red.
- Next, bring the bottom corners of the rectangle together, but don’t fold completely.
- Now, measure up about 1″ on the fold.
- Next, place on your cutting tool make a diagonal cut from the 1″ mark along the fold to the outside corner of the rectangle. When you open this, you will have a “v” shaped pennant.
- Use this as a template for cutting the remaining 3 banners.
- For the second layer, cut the papers to 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ and repeat the above process.
Authentique Liberty Patriotic Banner: Creating Layers
Once you have cut all your pennant pieces from the Spectrum Cardstock, you can stitch the layers together, as I did here, or simply use your favorite adhesive.
Now make the small pennants by covering Graphic 45 ATC tags with patterned paper. (Use the ATC Die). Then place these shaped edge down between the larger pennants.
Authentique Liberty Patriotic Banner: More Tips and Tricks
Now, stitch the pennants to a long piece of ribbon.
TIP: Hold pennants in place with binder clips.
TIP: To ensure that the pennants lie flat when hanging, stitch all the way across the top of the ribbon. Then stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon. This really works, friends!
Now tie square knot bows between all the pennants.
Die cut Glory Blue and Patterned papers using a shape that you like. This will be the next layer on your pennants.
Next, cut 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ panels of patterned paper from your stash. These will be belly bands on your banners. Fold white doilies in half and layer underneath your focal image. Use a die to create some festive rosettes and layer these on with some patriotic buttons and charms. Now all you need to do is add flowers and some poufy bows in the corners and your banner is ready to hang!
I’ll be back on Wednesday with more Authentique 4th of July inspiration!
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use the next time you want to make a banner. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- 12×12 Liberty Collection Kit (Includes Stickers)
- Spectrum 12×12 Cardstock/two sheets each
- Old Glory
- Tricycle Red
- Heartfelt Creations Album Tags and Accents Dies
- Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes Strip Die (retired…but use this die instead)
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosette Strip Die (retired)
- Graphic 45 ATC Tag Die and 3 Kraft ATC Tags
- Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge
- White Netting
- Gold Metallic String
- Red, White and Blue Striped Grosgrain
- Metal Charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique
- Buttons and Rhinestone Stars from my Stash