Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have our Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial ready for you.  This is one of my favorite month’s from this collection (do I say that every month?) so I was super excited when it came time to put it together.  I’ve added some gorgeous Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers, charms and vintage buttons from my stash to make a banner worthy of my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!

Autumn Hues
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Rich autumn hues take center stage this month along with beautiful birds, acorns, and fall leaves.  My favorite element (aside from the Thanksgiving Turkey shaker wreath) is the star anise embellishments.  Not only does this banner look like fall…it smells like fall, too.

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish November Banner Tutorial-Kathy Clement

TIP: Texture adds so much to a banner design.  Try adding a layer of burlap, vintage lace and mulberry flowers to your ribbon to amp up the texture.

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TIP: Variety is the spice of life.  That’s why I used 3 different shaped and sized pennants in this month’s banner.  This allows each banner to stand out as a mini art piece all on its own.

Shake Up Your Banner

TIP:  Why not add a fun shaker element to your center banner?  This is easy to do, and it adds a surprise element that makes the banner extra special.  I show you in the tutorial  how I transformed this Reneabouquets Thanksgiving Wreath and Turkey into a shaker frame.

Charmed, I’m Sure!

Graphic 45 tags have a lovely grommet on the domed edge.  I turn them upside down to create a pretty banner shape. Then I put that grommet to good use by adding a charm dangle with jump rings.  It adds so much to the banner’s appeal.

Color Reneabouquets Fancy Fall Tuck ins with layers of Distress Oxide Ink.  Tap the color directly onto the surface of each piece, layering one color over the next.  Then spritz lightly with a metallic mist and spatter with Mustard Seed Distress Paint for a really fun fall finish.

TIP: Think of the end pieces of your banner as though they are quotation marks.  The elements on the right hand side tip to the right, but on the left hand side they tip to the left.  This simple trick makes the banner read like a sentence.

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner being built, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.  I talk a little about my design process at the beginning, then we dive in and layer up th elements on each pennant.  Grab a cuppa and join me for this fun tutorial.

We only have one banner left for 2023!  Can you believe it?  I’m taking notes on what sort of projects you’d like to see featured each month in 2024.  So far, we  have tags on the agenda, which makes me very happy.  Any other thoughts?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Please bear in mind that Throwback Thursday supplies come from my stash, so I may not be able to list everything that you see in the project.  But dig into your stash, and I bet you’ll find something just as wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




8 thoughts on “Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial

  1. Renea Harrison

    Another Fall Masterpiece!! As I am slowly finding time to create pieces again, I am so inspired by you Kathy!! I see so many things that you create that I want to make my own version of. Too bad my head travels faster than my mind-LOL!! You are amazing my friend. Thank you for your inspiring art~

  2. Helen

    Live simply, laugh much, love often, and be thankful are timeless, meaningful sentiments and certainly reflect the season. Thank you Kathy for your wonderful videos, you certainly know how to share, another wonderful sentiment in action. Like Sandi I am going to have to get those g45 dies!

    I would love to see you do junk journals with tags, actually truth be told anything with tags floats my boat, he he.

    I have been sorting supplies ready for Christmas making. Only one birthday left for this year, my husband, and that is always a challenge to make for him without his seeing it as it comes together.

    We have light breezes and clear blue skies, Queensland is gorgeous this time of year.

  3. Joni E

    Spectacular banner! Love the colors and the elements you used creating this project. Looking forward to next months creation and as always thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  4. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this banner is breathtaking! I love the warmth and nostalgic feel of it. Thanksgiving has always been a beautiful time of year for me. I wish it would last longer. Every pennant is gorgeous and the lace border really takes it all over the top. By the way, I love the way you used the star anise as a decorative element. That is one of my favorite spices. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  5. Dana Roepke

    Such a gorgeous project – each piece could be a stand alone masterpiece! Love the shaker element (where can I find that shaker mix?) layers, flowers, bows, buttons, ribbons and charms. Absolutely marvelous!!

  6. Sandi Smith

    I love this banner just as I have loved each one and I hope you continue to create them in 2024. I learned a great deal from you about banners and as a result, all my future banners will be greatly improved. I also purchased the Graphic45 dies that you frequently use because they make it easier to create the basic banners. I especially enjoyed today’s video because you went a bit more in depth of how you begin. I realize you can’t do that on each tutorial but I appreciate that you included it today. Even at nearly the end of the year, I still learned something new!

    I have been thinking about suggestions for 2024 and wonder if you might be able to create a folio each month that would hold the cards intended to be given for birthdays in that month. Maybe include a place for the names and birthdates for each birthday with pockets to hold the cards until time to send them. I know I would love something like that and would use it in the years to follow as I make cards for birthdays. It would help me be more organized. I don’t think each month would have to be from the same paper collection but made from collections that relate to each particular month. I don’t know if this makes sense but in my mind it sounds fun and usable as well as reusable. Whatever you decide to bring us, I have no doubt everything will be fabulous!

  7. Cheryl Wells

    As per usual my Friend – your Banners are always candy for my eyes!! No one does them better – absolutely gorgeous and thank you for sharing!!

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