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Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial

Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial to share with you!  it’s made with some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and flowers, Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling, and Reneabouquets Paper Pretties.

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This is a great big banner with 8 pennants in 3 different styles and sizes.  I’ve stitched them onto a Silky Crushed Satin Navy Ribbon with a Navy Stitched Burlap Ribbon Topper.  I think this is my favorite banner so far this year with its sandcastles, beach huts, paddle boards and starfish!

I always follow this sequence when making my banners:

  • First, die cut the individual pennants or tag liners.
  • Next, machine stitch around the edges of each pennant to make a sort of “frame” for the collage.
  • Then, evenly space the pennants along the length of your ribbon.  Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.
  • Now, top the pennants with lace or a contrasting ribbon.
  • Finally, stitch the pennants to the ribbons.  Stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon to ensure that the banner lays flat when on display.
  • Now all  you have to do is decorate your banner.

Several of you have asked me if you have to stitch the pennants to the ribbon.  No, you don’t.  You can attach with Fabric-Tac or iron on interfacing.  Or, simply attach your pennants with cute clothespins.

Shaking it Up Down by the Seashore

The central pennant is a G45 Kraft Tag topped with a fun shaker frame.  Reneabouquets Butterflies, Laser Cut Starfish and Tiny Shells help to dress things up.

Beach Flowers

The corner pennants on each end feature Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon Bows topped with Gold Metallic String Bows and lots of pretty mulberry flowers.

Sand Sun Surf Banner Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty bit of home decor?  Then please grab a cuppa, a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Now I want to run away to the beach.  How about you?

If you’d rather not make your own banner, you can purchase this one from my Etsy Shop.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial for April 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a lovely Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial to share with you.  This is our April 2024 Banner of the Month, and I think you’re going to love how soft and feminine it is.  The central pennant features a beautiful Reneabouquets floral wreath shaker frame.  Let’s dig in and take a closer look, shall we?

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This is a great big banner, with 7 pennants and lots of dimension.  I’ve used 3 different dies to create the pennant bases: a stitched banner die, Sizzix House/Pocket Stitchlets Die, and Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tags.  The different shapes of the banner make it more interesting, but if you prefer everything to be the same size and shape, you can absolutely do it that way, too.

Buttons and Bows

Vintage buttons play a big role in the design of this banner.  It was so much fun to dig through my stash and pull out buttons that matched the color palette of this lovely paper collection.

TIP:  Buttons that are threaded will adhere better to a project.  So even though it takes a little time to thread all those pretty buttons, it’s worth it!

There’s also a lot of texture in this banner design thanks to all the various trims and ribbons.  Vintage doilies found a new home, too.

Stitch Graphic 45 tags upside down onto your ribbon header to create a really pretty pennant edge.  Then hang some sewing themed charms from the grommet to really make those tags stand out!

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I layer all these banner elements together, then please grab a cuppa and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can check out the other Banner of the Month tutorials HERE.   This banner is also available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I hope you have fun making this home decor piece for your craft space, friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Peter Rabbit Banner Tutorial

Peter Rabbit Banner Tutorial for March 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  I have a special reason for making this Peter Rabbit Banner Tutorial today.  Our precious oldest daughter is expecting her first child in June, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Her nursery decor will feature a Beatrix Potter theme, so I just had to dig out these older Peter’s World papers from Memory Place and stitch her up a banner.  What a fun afternoon in the studio!

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Here’s a peek at the whole banner.  There are seven pennants and 2 different shapes in three different sizes.   Isn’t it sweet?  We don’t know yet if we are expecting a girl or a boy.  They want to be surprised. But these are her nursery colors, so everything really worked out well.

Simple Layouts

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Because babies eyes don’t always focus well on busy patterns, I opted to keep the layouts on this banner quite simple.

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Each pennant has a simple scene with a larger focal image.  I did incorporate layers, of course, but I really did try to keep to a simpler, cleaner design.

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Since I had used most of the images that came with this collection, I had to fussy cut the characters from 12×12 papers.  I also fussy cut post marks from the backgrounds and used them to create a sense of depth.

Antique Lace

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This antique lace was a birthday gift from my daughter, so it feels right at home on this banner.  As always, I stitched the pennant to the wide ribbon with the pennant in between.  Then I turned and stitched along the bottom of the ribbon so that the banner lays nice and flat.

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I also machine stitched around the edges of each pennant to add to the vintage feel.

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Soft blue, tan and buttery yellow flowers complement the vintage papers quite nicely.

Peter Rabbit Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to watch me build the scenes on each pennant and embellish it, please enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

 

I hope you enjoyed that!  You can find other Peter’s World projects in my blog archives. Beatrix Potter was such a creative and imaginative soul.  I’m so glad she was born!

I’ve linked in the video to some stores where you can still find this collection.  It’s pretty hard to find, so I thought some of you might appreciate that.  A little box will appear up in the corner of the video.  If you click on it, you’ll be able to order the product.  (If I did that right!  It’s a new feature on YouTube.)

Thanks so much for joining me friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Well, here we are near the end of July, so it’s time to share our G45 Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial.  The August papers in this collection have always been my very favorite.  Sunflowers  and shades of aqua mimic a summer garden under a blue sky.

If you are new to this year-long series, you can find the January-July banner tutorials HERE.

This month’s banner has 7 pennants, so it’s fairly long.  You’ll find a sweet little ATC tag pennant at each end.

I decided to mix and match pennant shapes because I like the visual contrast.  Three of the pennants are made with Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Stitchlets House/Pocket Dies.

Then I decided to add a couple of Kraft Regular Tags because I love the dome shape, and the opportunity to add cute charms to the banner.

The pennants are stitched onto thick grosgrain ribbon topped with burlap striped ribbon.

Gorgeous butterflies from Reneabouquets look so real, and add wonderful detail to the design.

Vintage buttons from my stash are threaded with yellow to keep with the aqua/yellow color palette.

Of course, no banner is complete with out a floral bow cluster and a bit of twine, don’t  you agree?

August Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I put this banner together, I hope you’ll enjoy the video tutorial on YouTube.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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March 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial

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March 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial with G45 Time to Flourish and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share my March 2023 Banner of the  Month Tutorial with you.  How many of  you guessed that there would be a lot of green in this month’s banner?  Did  you also expect to see purple?  Shades of green, purple hues, touches of cream and a bit of gold make this banner worthy of the month when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

This is the second banner in our 2023 Banner of the Month series.  You can watch the tutorial for the first banner HERE.

I only had small scraps of the March TTF papers left after making our March folio.  So I supplemented with some Cottage Life green patterns and solids and a few images to round out the design.

Hand Cut Pennants

This month, I cut the large 4 1/2″ x 7″ pennants by hand.  It’s not as impressive as it sounds:

  • First, cut a 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangle of green patterns and solids.
  • Next, from the bottom edge,  measure 2 1/4″ from either side to find the center point of the rectangle.
  • Then measure up 2 1/4″ from that point.  Draw a line from the corners of the rectangle to the dot in the center and cut to form the pennant.
  • Stitch the pennant onto slightly larger rectangles of lavender cardstock, machine stitch and trim.
Ivory Square Tag Pennants

The banner also has 2 Ivory Square Tag pennants.  Use the G45 Square Tag die to cover the front and you’ll have these ready to go in no time!

Share a Cuppa with Me

Because my Irish Grammy always seemed to have a big china mug of tea going, I decided to dress up the center pennant with a tea theme.  These lovely pieces were shared with me from a friend who follows my blog.  They look wonderful on this month’s banner!

Inviting Reneabouquets to the Party

Since I had some new goodies from Reneabouquets, I had to invite them to the party!  The gorgeous purple butterflies at either end of the banner are from her new Dreamers winter release.  The lovely purple pearls, mini mason jar and stunning violet heart frame also come from her shop.  I made the bird’s nest myself. with burlap string

I hope you’ll find time to follow along with this March 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial and make your own spring banner.  Here’s the YouTube video:

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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