Technique Tuesday - Loving Banner VIDEO

Happy Tuesday! Lori Gentile here and today is Technique Tuesday on our blog, which means we demonstrate, step-by-step, a project for you. It might be a simple technique. It might be a layout. It might be a mini-book or project. It might even be a video, such as today.

This is my first time doing a video and I've learned a ton. I talk too much. It's impossible to load high quality lengthy videos on free sites. I say "I'm an imperfect scrapper" enough times for the video to be worthy as a drinking game. Ha! The coolest thing, however, that I've learned? Making video tutorials is super fun to do. I'm hooked. I've learned many lessons on how to improve the videos and I'm looking forward doing more. In the meantime, I hope you'll go easy on me with this first pass.

This December, I made thirteen banners. One was for me and the rest were for friends in Secret Santa/Twelve Days gift exchanges. I love doing them and I wanted to share a video tutorial on how to make one. If you want step-by-step written directions, you can pay a tiny $4.99 and get a really detailed pdf file. The file includes the step-by-steps on a different banner, but the basics are exactly the same. It comes with a banner template and a bonus step-by-step on turning a chipboard book page into an accordion album using paper. While the pdf was designed with Christmas in mind, the techniques taught can be used for any project and any theme. That's a small investment for a large file containing tons of techniques that can be used on nearly everything you create.

Loving Banner
This is what I'll be doing in the video. The video is really long. It's around 35 minutes long. Remember I mentioned I talk too much? :) My suggestion is that you pause it and do each step along with me. Again, I apologize for the quality. I'm on a research mission to figure out how to do perfect, crystal clear videos for the web. I know it can be done.

Supplies needed:
Grosgrain ribbon - offwhite (at least 1" wide)
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Ribbon Card
Pink Paislee Sugar Plum Glitter Pixee Stix
Queen & Co. Self adhesive crystals
Maya Road large chipboard alphabet

Tools needed:
Edging tool
Wavy or Scallop Scissors
Mechanical Pencil
Hole punch
Paper Piercer
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Foam Pop Dots
Paper Trimmer

I failed to mention on the video the size of the 2 or 3 strips. They are 0.5" x 12".


Angie P said...

This project and video ROCK! I love how you've given all the sizes, and detail info...Thanks!

Lori Gentile said...

Thank you, Angie! I'm so happy for the feedback.

Kristie D. said...

Look at you!!!! Your adorable!!!! I loved watching this video and I think you did a marvelous job!!!!!!

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