Wednesday, June 22, 2016

4th of July Banner - File Available

I am going off to Branson for a few days to teach my cousin and her friend how to make cards. My sister and my Aunt Betty will be making the trip with me and I am sure we will have a great time on the 5 hour drive as my family always has a fabulous time when we are together. Before I get going and will likely be out of pocket for a few days I wanted to get this project posted. Last month I had posted A Little Laminating Tip now I am going to show you what I was working on when I found out how to do a little fix when laminating. 

It was really hard to get a good picture of the banner at full length since the finished project is probably around 9 feet long. It might look better if you click the picture and make it bigger. I had planned on making this last year for Andrea but a few things got in the way of me getting it done. 

I used cardstock for the pennants and for the letters I used silver colored vinyl. I wasn't sure my laminator could take 4 layers of cardstock and it's probably a good thing I didn't since I did have some problems with the laminating sheets sticking together due to the thickness. I used 5mil laminating sheets and maybe if I had used a thinner sheet it might have worked without having to get out the heat gun.

In order to break up the wording I cut some star and put them between the words. I think they worked out well and I did think of several different things to try but the stars just seemed to work the best. The stars laminated easily since they are only one layer. 

I think in this picture you can see the stitching I did on the pennant and that was done with a white gel pen. I'm not sure how well you can see the way I joined the pennants but it was rather simple. I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch holes and then used some Maya Road cord for tying them together. 

If you would like to make a banner you can download the file below:


  1. Blue with white stars ... white with red stripes ... silver letters ... the perfect 4th of July banner (or any other patriotic occasion)! Love it

  2. I love this banner! Hope you have a good trip to Branson. I have always wanted to go, you will have to tell us about your trip when you get back! Have fun!!!

    Marilyn C.

  3. Love the banner and thank you for the file. Hope you have a great trip.

  4. I love this banner! Thank you for sharing this file and have a great time in Branson!

  5. Your banner looks amazing Shirley! I love the stitching you did and it is always a good thing to laminate if you want it to last. Have a wonderful trip to Branson with your family!! Hugs, Brenda

  6. Thank you for sharing your file. I am thinking of making one to put on the table where the Cub Scouts sell hot dogs and ice cream for our neighborhood FourthFest.

  7. Thank you very much for this fun banner!