Banner Triple Punch by Stampin’ Up
I really like the look of fishtail banners on cards. Sometimes they are large and are used to add texture and color to a design. Sometimes they are smaller and are used to highlight the greeting. I tend to like my greeting panels matted, so I was very happy to discover that Stampin’ Up makes one punch that will create three different sized banners that nest together perfectly. It is called the Banner Triple Punch and is designed to create banners that are 1 inch, 1.5 inches, and 2 inches wide. Because the punch just cuts the fishtail end, the length of the banner can be whatever you want.
Basically, you cut a piece of paper/card stock to the desired width (and length). Then you slide the strip into the punch making sure the sides fit inside the grooves that match your width. The grooves keep the strip straight and centered so the notch cut from the end is perfect.
Dawn Olchefske does a great demonstration of this punch in this video (at the 4:30 mark). She even discovered a trick to making a 3/4 inch banner in addition to the three sizes Stampin’ Up intended!
I found a helpful post HERE where Bekka gives measurements for how long your card stock needs to be so your finished banner is the size you want.
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(Photos used in this post are from the Stampin’ Up website/catalog.)