Garlands, banners, pennants, and flags continue to be popular in scrapbooking and card making. These little embellishments can be made using any patterned paper or cardstock, making it easy to coordinate them with any theme. Pennant style garlands can be strung all the way across a 12x12 inch scrapbook page, or you can use just small sections as a smaller-scale embellishment. The articles listed below walk you through the step by step instructions for making them and also give you free patterns to get you started.
These step by step instructions for making a simple pennant banner include a free pattern for a basic pennant design. Banners were popular at CHA Summer 2011 and continue to be popular.
Little flags are so much fun to make and they make fantastic embellishments on both scrapbook pages and cards. Give them a try today by following the step by step directions in this article. The article links back to the four free patterns in the article above showing how closely related banners and flags are in the scrapbook embellishment world. I was inspired to write this article after being reminded of how cute these little flags are on scrapbook pages by a layout from a designer for Jillibean Soup.
These step by step instructions show you how to turn a scallop circle punch into a beautiful garland-style banner. Punches make scrapbook quick and easy and using a circle punch to make a garland is no exception. These little scalloped circles can be quickly added to some stitching floss for fabulous 3-D embellishments.
Now that you know how to make pennants, banners, garlands, and flags, this article gives you three free scrapbook page sketches for using them. The sketches include one page that is 8 1/2 x 11 inches; one page that is a single, stand-alone, 12x12 inch scrapbook page; and one that is a double-page 12x12 inch spread. Each of the sketches clearly show where it would be easy to add a garland across the page.