Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An Adobe Printing Tutorial You Don't Want to Miss! {And the answers to some questions about my buntings!}

If you're just here to see the tutorial... it's down near the bottom!

If you follow my blog or FB, you know that I've been CRAZY into buntings lately... I am making them for every theme, holiday, pattern, you name it, I'm doing it!  If you've purchased any of the sets that have all letters of the alphabet in capital and lowercase, I just added an editable PowerPoint to those packs so you can do your own fonts or customize which pennants you use!  And if you want to check them out, click HERE!

After I posted these pics of my holiday banners...
Check out this pack on TpT!

I got a few e-mails and blog comments about my laminator, assembling these guys, and how I'm storing them.

So here are the answers!

This is my laminator:

Find it on Amazon

It even came with stickers so I could decorate it!  I buy my thermal refill pouches on Amazon too.  Last week I ran out and bought some at Wal-Mart and it was $15 for 50.  Yikes!  I buy these on Amazon and it's $10 for 100!  I've purchased several batches of this brand and they've all been great for me!  I have some coming this week and I can't wait to laminate some more.

I also got asked how I assembled these bunting banners...

I just had some random scrapbooking stuff here at home so, I punched 2 holes in the top corner of each pennant and then used ribbon to tie some together like this one:

I ran ribbon through each hole on the Christmas banner (see pic below) and I used brads to connect the rest (see pics above!).  The brads were definitely easier and I was able to color coordinate my brads with my banners, so I like that too!

I did tie ribbons in the first and last hole of each banner so I can display them.  I think you can see that in any of the pics.

Then I was asked if they were easy to store.

The Christmas banner folds up really easily since it's put together with ribbon...

The ones I assembled with brads fold together in a funky sort of way...

But I have them each placed in a baggie and they are nice and flat and will store nicely, I think!

Last, I was asked how to print these in different sizes so I've put together a picture tutorial to walk you through it.  You can't "customize" a desired size, but you can print multiple copies on a page to make them smaller if you want.  Maybe you already knew this... but if not, it's a neat trick that works with any PDF.  I use it often to do things like make 8.5"x11" charts into flashcard sized reminders for my kiddos!  Here's how:
Hope that helps and you learned something new today!

I have almost FIFTY different themed bunting sets!  Check out the link below to see if there's something cute for your theme... and, if not, let me know and I'll add it right away!

Also, did I mention earlier that I joined Instagram?  I'm still figuring it out, but if you want to follow me, my username is mrsbainbridges_blog and you can take a little peek into my life if you're interested!  I'd love to follow you too!


  1. That is a very useful tip. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the PDF printing tip! I had no idea you could print multiple pages per sheet!

    Super Sparkly in Second

  3. Thanks for the tips!! I've bought your holiday banners and can't wait to put them all together!!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this tip. I knew about this but had totally forgot about doing it. Thanks :)

  5. Thank you so much for including the visuals. I'm a visual learner and think I can totally do this!

  6. Great tip....I didn't know this and am glad to see your tutorial.

  7. Thanks for the great tips! I won your banner last week and it's on my to-print/laminate list this week. It is adorable! I'm really thinking of printing the whole thing and using it as my alphabet above the chalkboard this year. What do you think, would you print it at the regular size for that?
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

    1. I think that's a great idea! I would print them probably 2 to a sheet so you could put capitals and lowercase next to each other!

  8. I love tutorials. Learned something new today. Your banners are adorable. I buy my laminating sheets at Sams, 200 for $20. I go through a bunch!
    Primary Paradise

  9. Your banners are adorable! I'm following you now on Instagram (Aisforapplebisforblog). I love that it's like a mix of Facebook and Pinterest in one!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  10. Thanks for the hint. This will really come in handy.

  11. Just followed your tutorial and it worked perfectly! Thank you for sharing such a helpful tip...love the visual along with the text! It saved me a lot of paper for a lesson I was putting together. Now, just to remember using it in the future!


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