Easy banner notches
Banners are still really popular on scrapbook layouts but getting those notches equal and square can sometimes be tricky. Here are a couple of tips for getting them right ... every time.
Do you have a square punch sitting in your stash unloved and rarely used? Pull it out and put it to work making some perfect notches.
This technique will work for smaller banner widths. Insert your paper or cardstock strip into the side of the punch. Line up the middle of the strip so the V point sits in the middle of the strip. Punch. Turn and repeat. Result is lovely neat notches.
Don't have a square punch? ... not to worry here is another simple method for achieving wonderful notches.
Take your paper or card strip and with right side facing you (the side you want to see on your page) gentle roll the paper so the sides come together. Don't press too hard as you want them just held together not creased.
Use your scissors to cut at an angle across your strip.
Perfect notches !!
Here are a couple of layouts I created using these techniques.
and now onto our August winners .....
Thank you everyone for playing along with us last month - we were overwhelmed with all the beautiful, inspiring entries we received.
Jasmine Shea is our winner of the prize pack from Flourish with a Bling.
Sandra Scott is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.
Could the winners please contact me with their postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners for next month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar. Could I just remind everyone that while we welcome you combining with other challenges our limit is two - so ours plus two others only and this includes items you may have done as part of a DT.
Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Deb Kupfer. She will receive a little surprise something from me.
Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge. All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.
Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.