Friday, August 26, 2011



Banners, Banners, Banners!!! They are popping up everywhere... on cards, on layouts, on altered projects. This Friday Challenge is to use a BANNER on your project. (Remember: you do not have to use QQ products. Everyone can play along!)

I (Lisa, your QQ social media director) am your host for this challenge. =)
I had yet to create a project with a banner
but I was loving all of the projects I was seeing with them.
Here is my project for this challenge:
QUICK TUTORIAL: Banners range from complex to pretty basic. For my basic banner I used my circle punch on two different patterned papers, cut them in half, and 'voila'... I had my banner. I have also seen ladies use this same technique with a scalloped circle. I sewed my banner on, but baker's twine also looks great!

DESCRIPTION: this layout shows my hubby & 4 year old son on a sea plane (aka float plane). My husband just finished his private pilot's license, so airplanes are a big part of our lives.

ITEMS USED: Quick Quotes "By the Bay" papers <- these are a bit older but they are still one of my all-time favs. QQ vellum, QQ ribbon, QQ Blue Hawaiian chalking ink. Martha Stewart 'Cherish' punch, brads.
Sneak peak at our Guest Designer for September
I made a banner for my best friend’s granddaughter and I can’t wait to send it off to her. I also made a card with a banner on it. There are so many cute dies out there or you can just free hand cut out triangles like I did for Emma’s banner.

Patterned Paper – Quick Quotes Julie Je t’aime
Glitter Die Cuts: Quick Quotes Je t’aime
Glue: Beacon’s 3 in 1
Border Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Border Punch
¼” round circle punch, Fiskars
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Scoring Tool
Queen and Company Lavender Pearls
Ribbon: Hallmark

#1 Cut banner shapes out of chipboard and then trace chipboard
shapes onto patterned paper.
#2 Glue paper to each banner piece.
#3 San and distress edges.
$25 gift certificate to shop
on the Quick Quotes website - woohoo!!!
(Everyone who enters has an equal chance to win the prize!)

TOP 3:
The Top 3 projects chosen by the DT will get their projects displayed here on our blog and get an amazing "top 3" button to proudly display on their own blog.

(Winners will be posted on FRI 9/9)
Use the InLinkz button here to upload your project!
Happy Scrapping!
  • InLinkz will ask you to copy/paste the URL link to your project. It won't allow you to link to your entire blog, but instead wants the link to the specific post that contains this project.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery: like photobucket or
  • NOTE: Some of the Design Team will also be uploading projects to show you their take on the challenge, but don't worry - they cannot win the prizes :) You will see (DT) next to their names below the picture of their entries!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only. If you live outside the US and want to play, you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.)

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