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I’ve been making lots of cards lately so when my daughter asked me to make a personalised Baby Banner for some friends that had just had a baby girl I was pleased to be able to put my Cameo to use for something a bit different.
Lauren picked out the colour scheme, papers and cardstock – she choose a lovely dotty glitter paper backed with a textured (with dots!) pink card and a dotty lemon paper for accents. Given how partial I am to dots (case in point: my dotty blog theme) – I definately approved of all the dots and spots 🙂
How I did it….
The pink Background card is cut using the Scalloped Circle design below which comes free with the Silhouette Software. First ungroup the file and delete the centre circle. Then Right click on the remaining circle and click “release compound path” Delete the inner part of the circle leaving only the outer circle which is resized to 14cm.
For the letters I used the Banner Kit – you can find it here…
I sized up the letters I needed to fit in a plain 12 cm circle that I created with the Silhouette software.
Then I purchased the “Banner Happy Birthday Birdies” here
I deleted the banner and resized the bird outlines to about 8.8cm wide and cut 2 from the yellow paper.
Then I offset the birds and re-cut the slightly larger birds from the pink card for the backing (just cut the outside lines – delete the rest)
After joining the layers together I punched the holes in the banner with a hole punch and strung them on ribbon. Next time I’ll add the holes to the cut files and get the silhouette to cut them: It was tricky lining them all up evenly the way I did it. I cut the hearts with a punch, but there is a nice heart shape in the banner kit, if you don’t have a punch..
Then I designed a folder/envelope file to giftwrap the banner:
First make a square slightly larger than the banner circle size. Then create 4 circles the same size as the square. (hold down shift when drawing for a perfect circle..or just change the size later in the scale menu) Position the 4 circles so they are extending halfway out of the square then weld all the shapes together. Create another square the same size as the original square but this time use the dotted fold line style.
Position it in the middle. It may be too big to fit on the 12inch page. If so, group everything together and rotate 45 degrees. It should fit now – probably look a little like this:
Here it is – Cut, Folded and Trimmed with a strip of pink card and dotted ribbon to secure. Closed….
I used offcuts to make a matching giftcard – just a basic square card really with rounded corners. I added a little version of the bird on the front panel to co-ordinate with the banner and I couldn’t resist the cute little pram design here. I decorated the envelope with more punched hearts and the matching ribbon.
Finished – hope the new parents like it!