Circle punches are one of the staples that I just can't live without in my crafting supplies. A few different sizes were one of my very first investments in this fun hobby years ago, and still to this day whenever I see a size I don't have I will buy it. They are so versatile and being able to quickly punch out multiples is very handy.
With the popularity of banners still in full sway, I thought it would be fun to use a circle punch to create a celebratory banner for one of the many events that I will be needing a congrats card in the next few weeks for. By using scraps from some of my favorite papers I feel like I am maximizing my paper purchases as well, that makes me smile, I never want to waste an inch of any of those gorgeous papers.
For this card I used October Afternoon Five and Dime papers and Five and Dime chipboard and scraps from the October Afternoon Seaside collection. A 1 1/4" circle punch, Jillibean Soup Beanstalks Twine in brown and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers in blue.
I began by punching circles from some of my delicious scraps, and cut a workable length of the Jillibean twine. I also laid out the card design and machine stitched it together.
I then folded the circles in half, making sure that the edges matched up.
Apply adhesive and overlap over the twine, then repeat for the size of the card. If I were doing a larger project I would just cut the twine longer and add more pieces.
Of course you could make your banner different sizes by just changing the size of the circle punch that you use.
I hope that this fun banner inspires you to get out one of your most basic supplies and have a little fun with it, after all it is the celebrating time of year!