Poker Face – Banner Book.

Posted by Michelle on July 26th, 2011 . Filed under: Design Team Work, Glitz Design .

I’ve got a pretty detailed project to share with you today, so let’s keep the chit-chat short and get on with it!

Banners and pennants are so trendy in the papercrafting world right now.  As are mini books, slam books, smash books, whatever you call them, little handmade books are really popular right now too.  So I thought I’d combine the two trends and make a little banner book for my daughter to journal and keep important little keepsakes in.

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I die cut a bunch of banner pieces from Glitz’s Love Games collection.

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And then I punched (2) 1/2″ circles in each banner piece for my ribbon to go through and hold it all together.  I decided to layer in some glassine bags between each piece where keepsakes could be tucked in.  I punched the circles in the bags as well (you’ll want to put about 3 of them together for the punch to go through).

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And then I thought about getting some more volume in there, so I added in some Whatnots
(from the Love Games collection as well).

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And then I played with the order of how I wanted my little book to be flipped through.

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I didn’t embellish much inside the book, but I did go in and add Titles cardstock stickers to the front of each glassine bag so they wouldn’t be so stark.

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And then on the back, I added another Titles cardstock sticker with a little more meaning,
and signed it to make it more personal.

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The front of my book is embellished with fun Titles cardstock stickers, Glitzers, a Giant Rhinestone, and then personalized with some Teeny Alphas.

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Banner book
Glitz Design “Love Games” Poppies, Scorecard, Stripes, Damask, Floral and Polka patterned paper
Glitz Design “Love Games” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Love Games” Titles (cardstock stickers)
Glitz Design “Love Games” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Lace With Grace” Titles (cardstock stickers)
Glitz Design “Love Games” Whatnots
Glitz Design Giant Rhinestone
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha


13 Responses to Poker Face – Banner Book.

  1. Molly Ritterbeck

    Michelle – Supermom I shoudl say – I love how you do these for your kids and you alre always so thoughtful in how you put it togethor! I can’t wait to do some of these next month….I wanted to start this but have been re-doing my craft room so i can get my OCD under control. Not as much stuff as I used to, but I can now find the stuff I really use. This has given me a great idea though~AWESOME JOB~

  2. Ang

    This is gorgeous. I love the papers.

  3. Karen Corbett

    What a wonderful keepsake for your daughter. I can just imagine all the fun little ‘treats’ she will put into the glassine bags and add to the pages. The title/front page is really current as well. Is she a Lady Gaga fan?

  4. Anne B

    What a fab book – love all the elements and especially the little bags. I’m just about to embark on my first mini book as a gift, so you’ve given me lots of ideas!

  5. Rose

    This is adorable, what a lucky girl !!!
    Love the papers and the little embellished pockets are divine !!

  6. Jen

    Gosh that’s clever! Very coo. I keep thinking I must get some banners made seeing what a fool I was to get these dies, but I wonder how many banners does one need hanging around? But you, Miss Michelle have blown me away with a great whole other use for them. I love just love your banner book/Album. Fan-bloody-tastic! Totally inspiring!

  7. Lara Carson

    this is a fun little mini!

  8. Jessie McLaughlin

    Neat neat idea Michelle!! Thanks for sharing! I love the papers what a beautiful project!

  9. LorraineN

    Yow, love this book you’ve created for your daughter! Stunning! Love the papers, details and design!

  10. Danielle

    This is seriously amazing! I want one lol. I wish my mom had been that creative when I was younger. I’m sure your daughter will love it.

  11. Marybeth

    Wow! Your banner book is so amazing. I can’t even keep up with how good you are at everything. You are amazing Michelle !

  12. Jill

    What an awesome project, Michelle! So many details, gorgeous colors, and the sentiment behind it . . . what a treasure!

  13. Sue Ann


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