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Do you love sending “happy mail” to friends but wonder how to make your cards more useful? You know I am all about practical crafts and while I LOVE a gorgeous greeting card, after you get so many of them, they get kinda hard to display. Today I’m sharing how to make a miniature garland to send instead of a card or inside of a card! This banner can be displayed in an office or on a wall for months to come and folds up for easy storage after the holiday or event is over, lasting much longer than a traditional card. I created this fold-up paper garland with diecuts that can be used to brighten anyone’s day.

How To Make the most adorable Banner For A Card - Jennifer Priest of hydrangeahippo COLLAGE
This adorable paper banner is super easy to make! Create this adorable garland for any occasion from birthday to love to getting well.

Where do ideas like this Mini Banner come from?

I was inspired by this “Love Letter On A String” that CraftyChica made a few days ago and thought that I could totally make a banner version of it with diecuts! I love the way the doodling looks on Kathy's project but I also like the string going through the middle of the diecut letters on mine. You can combine both projects and doodle on your banner after you diecut it!

Create this banner with any word, for an occasion! I'm giving this one to a friend to thank them for taking care of my cat while I was out of town.
Create this banner with any word, for an occasion! I'm giving this one to a friend to thank them for taking care of my cat while I was out of town.

To create your own mini banner, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Sizzix® eclips® 2 Electronic Diecutting System
  • ColorBox® Chalk Ink in Mint (or color to match your paper)
  • ColorBox® Stylus & Tips Set
  • 2 Sheets of Patterned Paper – this is from Bo Bunny Press
  • Twine
  • Adhesive Tape Runner – I used a Tombow MONO Adhesive Dots Runner
  • Envelope

How to send this paper garland in the mail:

To send this garland, you simply need an envelope! Fold up the banner between the each piece and insert into an envelope. If there are a lot of letters or you used thick twine like I did, then you might need to add extra postage due to the thickness of the envelope. You can also insert the banner inside of a card and now they get a bonus banner when they open it all up! How cute would this be to get on your birthday! Or if you were sick, wouldn't it be sweet to receive a “get well” or “big hugs” banner?

Hey, friends, Next time you're sick, I am so sending you a "BIG HUG" in the form of a banner! You can wrao yourself in it to stay warm at night. Okay, maybe not but if the power did go out, you could totally use it to start a fire...I digress.
Hey, friends, Next time you're sick, I am so sending you a “BIG HUG” in the form of a banner! How cute is this little guy falling out of the envelope!!??

I made a handy dandy video to share how to create this garland with paper from start to finish. Watch the video below and don’t forget to subscribe to the Clearsnap YouTube channel to see more:

What message would you send on a mini paper garland to a friend today?

 

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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