Crafty Secrets Spring Banner

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Crafty Secrets Spring Banner

Don’t forget to play along in the March Linky party!  One lucky participant will win a $50 gift card to the Crafty Secrets online store, and each person will receive one $6 credit!  You can link your projects up HERE.  You can also find free downloadable images in the sidebar HERE.  I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a sweet treat to share with you!  I made this Crafty Secrets Spring Banner with printable images, some die cuts, a few silk flowers and beautiful ribbon.  You can put one of these beauties together yourself in an afternoon.  Lots of pictures to follow, and I’ll try to share some insights on how I made mine.  You can always click on photos for a more detailed look.

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Sandy  Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets, really scored a home run when she designed this darling spring banner kit  I simply downloaded the images to my computer, copied and pasted each banner piece into Microsoft Word so that I could fit four banners on one piece of 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper and then I printed.  I fussy cut around each banner outline, which is super simple because they are mostly straight lines and then inked the edges.

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I added Glossy Accents to the letters and a touch of Stickles to the gorgeous Easter images.  While these were drying, I die cut 6 of the middle die from Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4 from white cardstock.  I inked the edges with Vintage photo ink and spritzed them lightly with Patina Tattered Angels Mist.

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I stitched the die cut shapes to gorgeous Peach Organza Ribbon from RRR.  Then I glued the banner shapes directly to the die cuts and ribbon.

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I found these pretty pink satin flowers in the Closet of shame and stacked them together, adding a white or cream button and crochet thread bow to the top of each one.

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Then I added a little crocheted flower and another button to the top ,,,

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…or bottom of every other banner piece.

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Little bows were made with my Bow it All tool.

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For the end pieces, I cut a piece of green and white striped ribbon, cut fishtails on the end and used hot glue to secure it to the peach organza ribbon.  I also tied big loopy bows with the peach organza on each end of the banner.

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I strung this on my grandmother’s old lawyer’s bookcase that sits in the upstairs hallway.  It greets me as I climb the stairs and makes me smile. I love the soft, Spring colors, the sweet images and the lacy look of the die cuts.  It’s the perfect touch of spring in my home this year.  You can also spell out the words EASTER, HAPPY, and JOY with this wonderful download.  You can size it really big…one banner per page…or really tiny for use on cards.  It is one of my favorite new items from Crafty Secrets.

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Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope this little banner brought you some cheer.  I’ll be back on Sunday to share ways that you can use these banner images to make the most gorgeous Easter cards!  I so appreciate your visits and kind comments….they make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



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9 thoughts on “Crafty Secrets Spring Banner

  1. KarenB

    Stunning banner – I never thought of making a banner using my Spellbinders labels before – this is such an elegant design, and perfect for spring. LOL at your “closet of shame” – I think we’ve all got one!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Karen, glad you liked the banner. Using the Spellbinder’s die made this a very quick project to put together. Thanks for the sweet compliment…and for making me not feel alone over my Closet of Shame!

  2. Dee in NH

    So soft and pretty! Love the “closet of shame” LOL! sounds like my whole room lately.

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