NEW VIDEO: How to Create Borders on Banners

The card I shared with you yesterday features tiny banners as an unexpected accent.  Not only does the banner serve as a callback to the pattern in the balloon, but I bordered the banners with a thin strip of cardstock that frames the banner perfectly.  Here’s a quick refresher of the card I shared:

Geometrical, Balloon Bash, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA250I created a quick video to show how you, too, can create borders to beautifully frame your banners – say that five times fast.  Enjoy!

As I mentioned in the video, this same technique works well with the larger banners in the Banners Collection Framelits.  Slice a little bit off each side, and you’re all set to go!

Stamp Sets:  Geometrical,  Balloon Bash  Papers:  Lullaby Designer Series Paper, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White  Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Jet Black Stazon, Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories:  Banner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Retiring Products

Please Take Another Peek.  Please do yourself a favor, and take another peek at the items that will be retiring at the end of this month (or while supplies last).  While stamp sets orders are guaranteed through the last week of May, accessories and papers are gone when they are sold out.  There are LOTS of great items – many of them discounted.  I don’t want you to wake up sad on June 3 (or tomorrow – if that item you want it completely sold out).


ON A PERSONAL NOTE:  I’m off to Hawaii tomorrow, but I have lots of great projects planned to share with you – I don’t want you to miss a thing.  I mailed out the Spring One-for-One Swaps over the weekend, and you are going to LOVE them.  I’ll be sharing them while I’m away and hope you’ll come back to see these amazing projects.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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in with the old & in with the newIN WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring Items List, I’m sharing my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.

When you spend at least $50 with me, I’ll send you:

  • FREE PRODUCT FROM THE UPCOMING ANNUAL CATALOG*.  I’ll send you my favorite new accessory from the soon-to-be-released catalog when it’s released in June.  While I haven’t seen the new catalog and can’t tell you what that item will be, I can tell you it’ll be something I love valued at $4-$6.


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  1. Thanks Brian for the great video – it was very helpful! Lovely card for the challenge too, have a great week!

  2. Enjoy Hawaii and all the beauty!

  3. And there’s me trying to cut the card stock to suit the banner and not managing it well….. How simple is that !! Thanks for sharing that tip 😀

  4. Great tip ! I love this little Banner Punch …think I will have to have the Triple Banner Punch in the new catty (cause I love punches)
    Hope you are leaving us a video or two so we won`t miss you too much . Have a wonderful time and relax in that beautiful place. Keep in touch with us and take lots of pictures !!!

  5. Thanks, Brian…love your lessons…Have a great trip….

  6. Brian…Brilliant! Imagine the possibilities when paired with the new banner punch!
    Have a great trip! Aloha!

  7. Hi Brian:

    So nice of you to visit with me via your video while I enjoyed my morning cup of tea! I love it when you appear at my house and the best part is that I always learn something great from you when you show up on my computer screen!

    How do you come up with this stuff? I mean really, such a simple tip that I know I’ll put to use many times in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You enrich my life every day.

    Have yourself and amazing time in Hawaii! Aloha!

  8. Thank you for sharing! What a great trick, I will use this lots!!!

  9. You make it look so easy!!
    Have a wonderful trip. Aloha!

  10. Great tip Brian, I’ll definitely be trying that.

  11. never thought of that. thanks for the great tip Brian. have a TON of fun in Hawaii.

  12. Well I’ll be darned! I assumed that the entire banner under your sentiment on this card was long, and not just 2 little pieces on each end. Great tip and something I would not have thought of. Enjoy your well deserved Hawaii trip; and I’ll see YOU in July!

  13. Brian, oh my gosh! You are brilliant! I have been make some birthday cards with banners and mounting them on black. That is so time-consuming. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Great tip Brian! Never too late to comment, right? I’m still playing catch up on emails. Yikes!

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