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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Paper Bunting Cards

I love making birthday cards and with two special baby birthdays this week, I got out my crafty supplies and made these pretty cards.

Paper bunting means that they can stay up long after the celebrations. So the time you have put into making the card is worth it! Display them in a baby room on a shelf or curtain pole. They look awesome when the light catches them (see pic below).

Let's Create!

Cut your first flag and use this as a template for the rest of the flags. I made my bunting with the groovy inverted point but you can use the traditional flags, it's up to you.

For this card, I cut out the flags from two pieces of A4 card, weight 240gsm. What a bargain for less than 40p! 

With a sharp knife cut out the letters (you can do this free hand or download a template online). This can be quiet tricky but be careful and patience and you will get the knack. If this is your first go at paper cutting get the feel of using the knife on corners and shapes, once I mastered this the rest fell into place.  

Thread garden twine through your creation with a double hole punched top (see pic). Make sure you thread in down through the first hole, along the back and then up through the second.

This card took me thirty minutes to make and using a cutting mat really sped up the card making time. You can wrap up the card in brown paper or a large envelope.

I loved it so much, here are some more pictures of a bigger version which took three sheets.

What do you think... yay or nay??

See you soon...

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