Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner
Hello, Friends! I’m a bit late sharing this Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner with you all. But maybe you’ll still find time to get one made before the day comes and goes! This Throwback Thursday banner features Authentique Paper’s lovely Clover collection. If you don’t have this discontinued collection, you could substitute the March Calendar Collection and be just fine. It comes together very quickly thanks to a handy dandy die and G45 Ivory Tags from my stash.
TIP: Create an interesting banner by alternating the shape of the pennants. This banner uses G45 Ivory Regular Tags and Eileen Hull’s Sizzix House/Banner Stitchlet Dies.
Let’s take a look at each individual pennant in this cheery banner.
The Wearin’ of the Green
Begin by die cutting patterned paper to fit the Graphic 45 tags. Add machine stitching around the edges, if desired.
Next, die cut the the pointed pennant with the Sizzix die. You will need to do this once using the frame only with plain cardstock (I used Authentique Spectrum). Then die cut it a second time with the perforated insert centered inside. Use your patterned paper this time. Now put the patterned paper in your cutter and trim away the edges. Use the center of the perforated holes in the die as a guideline.
Tips and Tricks
- Machine stitch a lace border to the top of the banner. I actually stitch twice: once across the top edge, and a second time along the bottom. This makes the banner lie nice and flat when it is hanging.
- Add a lace doily layer to separate the background paper from the main image.
- Adhere buttons and small bows between each pennant.
- Stitch the center of shamrock buttons and adhere over the printed image for extra dimension.
- Back an image with foam tape, bits of chipboard, or other dimensionals to help it stand out.
- Fussy cut images from 3×4 cards to create lovely layers. Back each layer with dimensionals to help it stand out from the others.
- Add bows and floral clusters to each end of the banner to finish.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to help you create your own Saint Patrick’s Day banner. If you are not big on St. Pat’s day, why not use a pretty spring paper collection instead? Banners are such a cheery addition to our home décor. And, if you are like me, they are a satisfying way to play with pretty papers!
Since all the flowers, papers and embellishments I’ve used in today’s post are retired items, there is no supply list. Thanks for understanding.
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