April Banner of the Month Tutorial

Graphic 45 April Banner of the Month Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-

April Banner of the Month Tutorial with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m here with our April Banner of the Month Tutorial.  We started this through the year series with our February Banner, then last month we got our March Banner made.  Now it’s time to get ready for Easter with tulips, chicks, butterflies and spring flowers.

Even if there’s still snow in your part of the world (I’m truly sorry if that is the case) this sweet banner will make it feel like springtime inside your home.  I thought about Easter eggs when I was choosing the color palette for this banner.  It reminds me so much of the old Pas Easter Egg dying kits I had when I was a kid.

TIP #1: Choose a wide (1 1/2″) ribbon and fold it over the tops of the banner pennants.  Then top it with some beautiful white crochet lace.  Hold the layers together with binder clips as you stitch across the top.  Then turn the banner and stitch along the bottom edge of the lace to make everything nice and secure.

Put on Your Easter Bonnet

TIP #2 : Combine fussy cut images from the 12×12 papers with die cut layers, flowers, butterflies and little tags. Pop individual layers up with foam tabs or waste chipboard to add extra dimension.

TIP #3:  Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful board is a perfect color match with this paper collection.

TIP #4: Mix and match pastel spring flowers to achieve that Easter Egg Basket or Jelly Bean color palette.  It’s a great way to use up leftover flowers from previous projects.

TIP #5: Tie Baker’s Twine bows between each pennant and top with a vintage style button

TIP #6: Cover Ivory ATC tags with the G45 ATC Tag Die, then hang vintage keys and enamel flowers from the grommet on the bottom for extra fun.

April Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this sweet banner, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

This banner is so much fun to make and I hope you’ll give it a try.  I’ve added a linked supply list below this post to help you find the supplies you’ll need.

You can also purchase this banner!  Please shoot me an email or comment below if you’d like to have it hanging in your home.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “April Banner of the Month Tutorial

  1. Wanda Harrison

    Your Banner has me in the mood for Spring!! Yesterday was the 1st day, but it is still cold here. I love how you used all the new RB pieces, those beautiful Spring Colors, and all the layers. Thank you Kathy!

  2. 1sassy1 Sandi Smith

    Your banner is beautiful! I love all the small details you add and the creative use of the house die to create your panels. I really appreciate these banner tutorials since I don’t have much experience creating banners.

    Sandi Smith

  3. Helen

    It is the mixed media that makes these banners so special, all the layers and dimension help tell the story. The elements from Renea are focal points and they are just gorgeous! Keep them coming Kathy, I look forward to your videos and of course sing along to the music by Dale all day long after a viewing……

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – I always love your banners, and my friend, this one is awesome!!! Thank you for always sharing your wonderful talent!!!!

  5. Susan Steele

    This April Banner just screams Springtime! It’s just so gorgeous! Luv Renea’s images…just adorably sweet! Kathy, this banner is just perfectly made …the vintage look, the springtime look, and the easter look …all wrapped up into one! My favorite …lol …so far! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Joni E

    Such a lovely banner! We had snow Tuesday so it reminds me that spring is on its way with its colors and those cute little chics. Thank you so much for the video.

  7. Gena Krannig

    OMG, Kathy, this banner is gorgeous! I’m always thrilled when you create one. I love the vibrant colors and darling Easter images. I especially love the little chicks under the umbrella. This G-45 has always been a favorite paper collection. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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