I haven’t used many banners on my cards, so this week’s Global Design Project #098 would get me to use my Triple Banner Punch. I first decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, because it would make nice, bright banners. As I was looking through my selection, the turtle grabbed my attention, so I knew he would be the star of the show. Some of the characters have dies to cut them out, but turtle was fussy cut. Isn’t he cute?



I chose the multi-colored dot paper for the 2″ banner, and finished the bottom with the Triple Banner Punch. Thick Whisper White was used for the 1 1/2″ banner, and I made sure the “Happy Birthday” from Vertical Greetings would fit before finishing the bottom with the punch. I stamped the sentiment with Pacific Point ink to match the color in the widest banner. Plus, I had decided to use Pacific Point DSP layered on the Whisper White card base. I like how the diagonal paper makes a neat border. The smallest, multi-striped banner was 1 1/4″, and I hand-cut the bottom. TIP: For hand-cutting banners, find the center of the strip (eye-ball it) cut straight up, then from each corner, snip to the top of the cut. Does that make sense?


I ran the top Whisper White layer through the Big Shot using the Large Dot embossing folder for a cheery pattern. All that remained was adhering with glue and dimensionals. The largest banner was glued to the white dot layer, the medium “Happy Birthday” banner was put on dimensionals, and the smallest banner was half glued and half on dimensionals. Turtle wanted dimensionals, and I let him have his way.


This picture makes me dizzy, but I wanted you to see where the turtle was found. Do you see him?


Oh, and before I glued the top layer down, I tied some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top of the card, as it is in the sketch. Thank you GDP designers for the inspiration!