Hey y’all! It’s Raechelle. Summer is just about here and I decided to create a banner that would encompass several of the big events we celebrate during this most awesome time of year (at least in my opinion)!

The cut file I used to create this is the ‘4th of July Banner’ from the Lori Whitlock website.

I used several of the wonderful CutCardStock Pop-Tone Card Stock colors: Wild Cherry, Whip Cream (“vanilla” ice cream scoops), Sweet Tooth, and Sno Cone. In addition, I used BASIS Navy, Stardream Metallic Silver (“jar” lids) and Clear Transluscent Vellum. The ice cream cone is cut using a tan paper from Fancy Pants Designs. Note: I also cut one of the white flag background pieces in Sno Cone as the center title banner piece.

Begin by cutting all pieces using an electronic cutting machine. I cut two, as I like to do and then grouping them be shape.

Next assemble each banner piece. For the jar, I first adhered the red, white and blue stars to the banner piece and then applied a thin layer of glue around the entire bottom section in which I then adhered the vellum piece over to create a pocket. I let dry for several hours, and then proceeded to add sequins from a couple of Spiegelmom Scraps mixes that I had on hand. I then glued the top “mouth” area closed and glued on the “lid”. I finished it off by adding some colored twine around the top. I debated on machine stitching around the jar prior to adding the lid, but decided against it.

Here is a detailed image of the completed jar.

To create the title piece, I cut thin strips of the red, white, and navy cardstock and then adhered them to the banner piece. I used Thickers for the title.

The last step is stringing the banner pieces onto twine.

All that remains is a place to hang it- that’s the most challenging aspect of his project for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Raechelle Bellus

I've been creating with paper for over 18 years. In addition to paper crafting, I enjoy gardening, reading, listening to podcasts and enjoying the great outdoors.