Welcome to our October edition of Team Training brought to you this month by team member Lynne Joncas.
Each month one of our team will inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits.
Pleated Banner by Lynne Joncas
Hello there crafty friends! Today I'm sharing with you a layout I created featuring my "grandkitty" (otherwise known as my daughter's cat Bella!) along with a simple tutorial for the pleated and punched half-rosette banner at the upper right of the page.
I started with a rectangular piece of patterned paper for each rosette; for this project the pieces were about 4.5 x 6.5 cm.
I punched along both of the long edges of each rectangle; for this project I used the Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch.
Fold the pieces accordion-style starting at a short edge.
Fold the piece in the middle to form a fan shape and then use a hot glue gun to secure it in the center.
Arrange the banner pieces on your layout and attach them; I used the hot glue gun once again as the pleated edges are difficult to keep in place with any other adhesive. You can add twine along the top; I also added little bows just for fun.
Here are a few other rosettes using different punches; decorative scissors also work well or you can leave the rosettes plain with no punching.
I hope you're inspired to try making one of these banners on a layout or card; they're easy to create and add a cheery touch to your project as well as a bit of dimension. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Don't forget to have your entry in for our challenge this month. Some lovely prizes on offer - one prize by vote, another completely by random draw and a guest designer spot with RAK to offer one lucky entrant. You have until 11.55 on the final day of the month to have your submission linked.