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Grafix Home Banner

Project Description: Learn how to make your own hanging home banner using Grafix Shrink Film, Craft Plastic and Chipboard.

Designed by: Tami Sanders

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Materials: 

  • Grafix Black Shrink Film
  • Grafix Clear Craft Plastic .020
  • Grafix 4 X 4 White Chipboard
  • Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz – Spun Sugar
  • Izink: Turquoise and Ambre
  • ColorBox Chalk Ink – Dark Brown and Stylus & Tips
  • Surfacez Ink: Black
  • Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue
  • Authentique: Journey: Explore and Itinerary Printed
  • Papers
  • Hero Arts: Delicate Leaf Clusters
  • Ribbon and 4 – 1”
  • Binder Rings butterfly and heart templates
  • Printed letters for letter templates using font: Candara,
    Size: 375 to print out “h”, “m” and “e”, and Franklin
    Gothic, size: 400 for the “o”
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Cropodile
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Hot Pad

Steps to Make This:

1. Use letter templates to trace letters onto Clear Craft Plastic with pencil and cut out.
2. Remove protective backing from backside of all letters. Use Izink in Ambre applied with Stylus & Tip to ink back of “h”, “m” and “e”, use Turquoise to ink the “o”; set aside all letters to dry.
3. Remove protective backing from the FRONT of all letters. Use Surfacez Ink in Black to stamp floral pattern to front of “h”, “m” and “e”.
4. Trace heart template onto a piece of White Chipboard and cut out. Ink using Ambre Izink applied using Stylus & Tip, set aside to dry.
5. Lightly spritz 3 – 4 X 4 White Chipboard Squares with Spun Sugar Spritz; set aside to dry.
6. Distress edges of Chipboard Squares and heart using Dark Brown Ink.
7. Cut 1/2 X 4” strips from printed papers: 2 of Explore (use 1 piece of each side) and 1 of Itinerary. Adhere about 1/4” up from bottom of all 3 Chipboard Squares.
9. Staple “h”, “m” and “e” letters onto Chipboard Squares.
10. Staple “h”, “m” and “e” letters onto Chipboard Squares.
11. Staple heart at center of “o”.
12. Use butterfly and heart template to trace 1 heart and 3 butterflies onto Black Shrink Film. Bake the butterflies one at a time as per package directions on a piece of parchment paper. When butterflies have shrunk, Staple “h”, “m” and “e” letters onto Chipboard Squares.
13. Use a hot pad to lift the parchment in order to bend up a wing a bit, hold until plastic sets. Bake heart.
14. Use butterfly and heart template to trace 1 heart and 3 butterflies onto Black Shrink Film. Bake the butterflies one at a time as per package directions on a piece of parchment paper. When butterflies have shrunk, use a hot pad to lift the parchment in order to bend up a wing a bit, hold until plastic sets. Bake heart.
15. Adhere butterflies and hearts to Chipboard Squares as shown.
16. Punch holes in pieces as follows:

  • “h”: 2 holes at top (3/4” from sides) and 1 hole at bottom center
  • “o”: 1 hole at center top and bottom
  • “m”: 1 hole at center top and 2 holes at bottom (3/4” from sides)
  • “e”: 2 holes at top (3/4” from sides)

17. Use rings to connect pieces, add ribbon hanger at top.

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    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
  • Phone: 216-581-9050
  • Fax: 216-581-9041
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