Banners! Banners! Banners!

3rd birthday bowling party

3rd birthday bowling party

Oh how I love banners for parties!

There’s something incredibly festive about a banner that sets up the right decor and ambiance for a party. The tone, the theme, the feeling of FUN lights up the room. Wanted to share 2 banners I did for my niece – her 2nd birthday at a fire station and her 3rd at a bowling alley.

The bowling ball and pins were cut with my Silhouette Cameo (the greatest invention – EVER). The black letters were cut as well for the “Happy Birthday”. The Olivia and Palmer names were printed, then backed with cardstock and then cut by hand, as well as the bowling balls (my own creation to use those as the letters). The “happy birthday banner” with non-custom names would be $20-25, which includes choice of colored ribbon (this one I found had bowling balls on it!!) To add something like these custom letters – they were HUGE.. the bowling balls were about 12″ in diameter, that would be $40.00.

Custom letters. Bowling ball 12" diameter, letters about 8"x8"

Custom letters. Bowling ball 12″ diameter, letters about 8″x8″

A closer look…

Here’s a closer look at the detail. Everything printed on textured Bazzill cardstock. Basically, I would work with you on whatever theme you want, send samples, discuss size, detail, etc. A basic banner would be $20, but I could design anything custom, just for your special occasion!


Here’s a more basic banner I did for a firehouse themed party.

Basic "Happy Birthday" Banner

Basic “Happy Birthday” Banner

This would be a basic $20 banner. Letters measured about 6×6, were die-cut, then hand-cut mounted on white cardstock, then mounted on red, then mounted on yellow. The ribbon had fire engines all over. The middle section is a custom addition and it was nice as each child had a keepsake to take home! (It was a combined b-day!)


Other banners…

Close up - custom details added to banner

Close up – custom details added to banner

There are some amazing banners you can find on I don’t want to steal anyone’s work, but basically I could do any theme, any design you see on there – just for you, one-of-a-kind with love from ScrappyMags (and I’m confident I’ll meet or beat the price!)!

Wanna try it yourself?

If you are interested in creating your own banner – many libraries and schools and scrapbook stores have manual die-cut (and possibly digital/computer) equipment (you take paper and basically punch out the letters)  for free or for nominal cost. Or, invest in your own die-cut equipment. My personal favorite is the Silhouette Cameo because I can use any font on my computer and there are tons of fonts out there I can download for free, plus their custom creations in the store are reasonably priced. Just like other equipment though, it’s great to check the different machines to see which fits your needs. Other machines – just click on the names below:



Or if you want smaller letters the following are less expensive hand-pressing equipment:



You can also do a search for “die-cut machines” on Amazon or Ebay and find some great deals!

Happy Scrappin!


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