New Year Banner Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  Celebrate your next special event with a handmade banner.  Today on the blog, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Marina Ignatova shares a step by step tutorial on how to create a party banner using our Christmas Time paper collection and Artist Trading Tags.  This project is a part of our #ClubG45LeveledUp series and was inspired by Annette Green‘s Magic of Oz Banner.


New Year Banner 

By Marina Ignatova


“Hello friends!

It’s my time to upgrade the tutorial from Club G45 for the #ClubG45LeveledUp series. On the eve of the holiday, I decided to take as a basis the idea of a Banner Featuring Magic of Oz: Club G45 – Vol 09 2019 and make a New Year decoration for the home.


Here is a set of materials I will need. The number of tags in the set is 12, which corresponds to the number of letters in the phrase Happy new year.



So, let’s get started. From scrapbook paper, I cut out 11 rectangles measuring 1.5×2.5 in (3.5×6.4 cm)  and a square of 2.5×2.5 in (6.4×6.4 cm) for the letter W



Using a special tool, I prepare an inscription according to the template.



I cut out 12 rectangles for a background of size 2 3/8 x 2 7/8 in (6.1×7.4 cm). Since the paper for the letters is colorful, I make the background as monotonous as possible.


Rounding the corners



Using a hole punch, I cut out a semicircle from one side in the middle (by eye).



Now I will make flags. I cut out rectangles with different drawings (preferably from scraps of paper) of an approximate size of 1.5 x 2 inches.



I glue the bottom of the tags. The free edge protrudes 2 cm.


Using scissors I cut the paper to make a flag


I ink the edges of all the details

I ink the edges of all the details


Let’s go back to the letters. I made them a craft edging and glued cardboard on the back side for volume.


You can start decorating. I first sketch different elements, and only then glue everything together. You can start decorating. I first sketch different elements, and only then glue everything together. First the characters, then for the background a little lace, cut leaves…


You can add a little themed chipboard. It is pre-coated with powder.

At the end, I spray with acrylic, add glitter, toppings.


Now you need to fix the tags on the cord. You can make a regular mount like mine…



..or simpatichnie. If you insert the cord into the hole in the front, and then throw a loop over the top and front of the tag, you will get a very  nice  knot.

That’s how it should turn out

A little ringing wouldn’t hurt. Mini bells hang from both ends of the banner on the shabby ribbon


That’s all our holiday banner is ready!” ~Marina


Supply List:
Christmas Time collection

Christmas Time 12×12 Patterns & Solid Pad

Christmas Time Die-cut Assortment

Artist Trading Tags–Kraft



Happy Papercrafting!  


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