Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Birthday Photo Banner

Good morning friends

One of the die sets that was on my Wish List was the Photo Banner die by Lynda Kanase. I was able to purchase it this Spring, and used it here to make a photo banner for our Grandson Zachary's birthday.

The die set is so cool - it cuts the slits that fit an Instax Photo perfectly, and there are also slits to tuck your twine or ribbon into so you don't have to try to thread it. For my banner here I also die cut words from Lynda's Photo Frame, Celebrate and Photo Frame, I AM Phrases in both the banner and the die cut frames.

This first one says BRAVE, because Zachary actually let go of his dad, or the side of the pool and floated on his own. He was wearing a life jacket anyhow, but was too terrified to believe it would hold him up. When he finally realized it would, he was so happy and really enjoyed the pool then. It took a lot for him to 'let go' - and we told him how brave he was.

Whenever I take a photo of Zachary, he always asks to see it right away. He liked this one so I thought it would be perfect for the centre of his little banner. I cut the bottom left corner of the frame again from green, then inlaid the green stars into the coordinating openings on the black frame, then added the stamped and die cut banner with foam tape.

Below is Zachary at the playground - he is like a little mountain goat and so strong!

I loved being able to personalize each of the banner pieces just for him, using special photos and his favourite colours (black and green).

Tips and Tricks:
I backed each banner piece with another banner die cut from green card stock, which made it nice and sturdy.

I chose not to add many decorations to the two non photo banners, since the patterned paper had nice foiled bits that caught the light. The stitched squares were sitting on my stamping table, leftover from a different project so I added the numbers to them then layered them onto the banner with foam tape.

The photos in their frames are removable from the banner, when Zachary is done with it, so he can have these photos to enjoy.

All the words and designs from all of Lynda Kanase's Picture This Collection work well together and are interchangeable. That makes it so easy to customize your frames!

Remember to leave me a comment on my Blog Hop collaboration card (see HERE) for a chance to win a Cupcake Pop-Up die! I'll be drawing a name for the prize on May 24th.

Patterned paper - Me & My Big Ideas
Instax SHARE printer - Fujifilm
Photo Banner die- Lynda Kanase
Photo Frame, Celebrate - Lynda Kanase
Photo Frame, IAM Phrases - Lynda Kanase
Green, black and white card stocks
Double sided adhesive tape 
Bakers Twine

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