|Posted: 2/11/2013 12:20:50 PM|
Im looking to start making banners,using my Cricut, and I'll be using mostly patterned paper and cardstock. I know it'll probaly curl, do I back them with anything? What's the best adhasive for this? Does anyone have any tips or tricks to getting started before I start and get frustrated? I Will be trying to sell them, so I just wanna make them as nice as possible! Does anyone else make them? I'd love to see some inspiration! I have the Create a Critter on it's way, so excited to get it and get started!!!
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|Posted: 2/11/2013 3:31:24 PM|
The only advise I have is to do a practice cut of paper you don't want to use, in case of mistakes...They are so much fun. I mostly make them for my grandkids birthdays. Can't wait to see yours.
Loc: somewhere over the rainbow
|Posted: 2/11/2013 4:01:49 PM|
My last gallery upload is a banner I made for V-day. It's just one layer of PP, AC XOXO line, and it's pretty sturdy on it's own.
Warning, the picture is horrible because the Pow glitter paper really reflects lights, it's so cute in person!
ETA: I used my ATG for the larger parts, the circles. For the letters I used Scotch Quick Dry, it's holding up well.
I'll get a better photo from my phone uploaded if I can.
|Posted: 2/11/2013 4:21:44 PM|
Thank you! If I were to use chipboard to back it, what should I use?
|Posted: 2/11/2013 4:41:20 PM|
If I were to use chipboard to back it, what should I use?
????? that doesn't make sense....if you use chipboard to back it, you would use chipboard.
I've made one with just cardstock and patterned paper and it held up fine.
|Posted: 2/11/2013 5:20:29 PM|
I meant what brands are there? Where can I find it? Do they make just plain thin sheets?
|Posted: 2/11/2013 5:53:39 PM|
I make them with just cardstock and pattern paper as well. And for adhesive i go with my trusty ATG. I have laminated them on occasion also. Sometimes people want to keep them to reuse and request it.
|Posted: 2/11/2013 6:06:57 PM|Ok, So the chipboard is not really a necessity? I made one out of Just patterned paper and it wanted to curl. Im sorry for all the questions on what seems to be a simple thing!!!
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|Posted: 2/11/2013 6:21:36 PM|I used chipboard aka cereal boxes. I use liquid adhesive (scotch quick dry) and once I place the pattern paper on the cardboard, I foll a brayer over it to spread the glue evenly.
Here is a link to my how to:
how to banner
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|Posted: 2/11/2013 7:35:34 PM|
I make banners all the time and have never had a problem at all with them rolling or curling...even with thinner paper. But most of the time I use thicker cardstock and cardstock type patterned paper.
Hope that helps!
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|Posted: 2/11/2013 7:42:44 PM|
Thanks ladies! So, If I'm using thicker, cardstock weight papers, I'll skip the backing, but if my bottom layer is a thinner pattern paper, I'm gonna back that one! Your inputs have all been helpful, and examples, Beautiful!