tutorial: simple banner card

Looking for a really simple, super easy card? Here you go: 


  • kraft cardstock
  • patterned paper (Echo Park - For the Record)
  • sewing machine/white thread
  • adhesive
  • scissors/pencil
To start, cut out your banner pieces. I made one pattern to trace around so that all my banners would be exactly the same. 

I wish I had a banner punch. Anyone know of a good one? It is hard to get perfectly even triangles

I laid out my pieces and made pencil marks to make sure I got them back in the same spot.

I then used a small bit of adhesive to stick the banners down. I did this for two reasons. First, I didn't want the banners to get bent if they were only sewn down at the top. Second, it holds them in place while you are sewing. 

Stitch down your banner and you are done. Wasn't that simple? 

So simple that I made another one.

I left them blank for now. If I need a birthday card, all I need to do is add a sentiment. I could add a 'just because' or 'thank you' stamp if that is what I need.  If I want to send it as is, I can do that to. 

Don't forget to link up your cards to my card month link party!

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  1. what beautiful cards! thanks for sharing :)

  2. These are adorable. I am a sucker for bunting.

  3. Simply adorable! I love those patterned papers, and they look just perfect with the kraft cardstock.
    I hope you snag some good stamps today at Archiver's! :)

  4. Hi Allison! Love it! I am actually doing a bunting card too this week, although it is using fabric, but I linked to yours in my post for today ... I think your cards are much cuter than mine, and I am a sucker for Kraft paper!

  5. I love this -- what a great idea! Someday I'll have a sewing machine and will learn how to sew. I swear. : )

  6. I love these, projects that are easy but look this good are the best! Saw your project at nifty thrifty things & clicked over - I also wanted to tell you I love your blog header design, completely adorable.

  7. These are so cute, I must make some!

  8. Really like this idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

  9. Easy-to-do technique yet the design is gorgeous. I am thinking of making a design like this on my scrapbook but instead of using triangular shaped banners, I will use t-shirt shaped papers - as if the clothes are dried to the sun. And of course I'll be adding a sun on the upper portion of the card. Thanks for the idea! :)

  10. Cute bunting cards!! I want to make some of these!

  11. These cards turned out so pretty!! Thank you so much for the how-to! ;)
    I will feature this at tomorrow's {nifty thrifty sunday}!!
    Can't wait to see what you'll share this week! ;)

  12. thanks for linking up!! we featured you!! I cant get enough bunting. great idea. SIMPLY FABULOUS.

  13. These are adorable! I might be able to handle this kind of card-making. (Maybe!)

  14. You asked if anyone had a banner punch. Stampin Up just put one out in their new 2011-12 catalog. I am sure Cricut would cut you some too. Check out www.cricutsearch.com. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  15. Louise - it's funny that you tell me about the Stampin up banner punch :) I have a friend who is a seller and she just showed it to me in the catalog this week. Needless to say I will be ordering one :)

  16. I love this idea-I know my grandmother would love to receive pictures of our boys every month-I might do this! So many times with Facebook and digital photography I forget about how family might actually want hard copies of photos! Thanks for sharing.

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