One of the most consistent crafty trends over the past couple of years has been the banner. It’s gone from triangles to circles to tassels and everything in between! I’m always trying to think ofnew and exciting ways to push the trend even further, so I was psyched when I found this awesome 3D geometric ball cut file designed by Amy Robison in the Silhouette Studio store. Here’s how I took the simple shape and turned it into a festive banner for my office.
1. First, I gathered together all of my supplies, including the Daydreamer 6 x 6″ pad, a solid tape runner, red baker’s twine, my Cameo die-cutting machine + 12 x 12″ mat, and the 3D geometric ball cut file.
2. Next, I chose my favorite patterned papers from the 6 x 6″ pad and laid four at a time out on my 12 x 12″ Cameo mat.
3. Once I had the cut files arranged in the Silhouette Studio software, I let my Cameo go to work and cut out a bunch of the 3D geometric balls.
4. After determining how long I wanted my banner to be, I cut a long strand of red baker’s twine.
5. Using my fingers to carefully fold along all of the perforated lines, I began to create the geometric ball shape with the help of a solid tape runner.
6. Before sealing up each of the geometric shapes, I used a needle to thread the baker’s twine from one side of the ball to the other.
7. Once I had all of the 3D geometric balls strung along the baker’s twine, I hung it up over a floating shelf and called it good. I love the way it adds a playful touch whimsy to my office!
PHOTOS + DESIGN + STYLING: Ann Marie