So what do you do for a man who is a great Dad AND has a birthday on July 3? You make him a banner to start the celebration!
I decided to use Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Star Spangled Template to make a banner to celebrate my hubby for Father’s Day AND his birthday! Every year we have a big BBQ at our house to celebrate July 4th and my hubby’s birthday. So this banner will be perfect to start our decorating!
The supplies you will need to make your Star Spangled Banner are:
- Kelleigh’s Star Spangled Template
- Cardstock in your choice of colors
- Banner Bigz XL Sizzix die (optional)
- Scor-pal or other scoring tool
- Scor-Tape or other heavy duty adhesive
- linen thread
First I downloaded Kelleigh’s Star Spangled Template and printed the large stars onto Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red & Not Quite Navy cardstock. I also printed the small stars onto white cardstock. I cut them out and scored them. This is a great project for kids to help you with. My youngest daughter is off school now and has been bored so I put her to work helping with this project! She had a blast!
After cutting out the stars, I scored along the printed lines using my Scor-pal. Then using my manual die cutting machine and a Sizzix Bigz XL die, I die cut the banner pieces from the same red and navy cardstock. After prefolding the stars, I layered them using some Scor-tape on the small flaps and adhered them together. Here is a close up of how they look.
I printed out the letters using my word processing program and cut/embossed them using Classic Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders Paper Arts. I added the Scalloped Circle Nestabilities mat behind my letters. I adhered the letters using some 3d foam squares. There is a lot of dimension to my project, too. Here are a few more close-ups.
This banner did not take a long time to make. It was so easy using Kelleigh’s Star Spangled Template! I didn’t purchase anything special to make this either. I just used supplies I had in my craft room. I am sure you have the supplies to make something similar. Give it a try!
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