“In the Pink” Valentine Banner

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Hello, Ribbon lovers!  I hope you are feeling “in the Pink” today.  But if not, you soon will be!  It’s time for the January RRR Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s  always inspirational blog.  This month, we are featuring the Sweetheart Ribbons from the January Ribbon Club.  These ribbons were perfect for a little Valentine Banner made with Authentique’s new “Adore” collection.  Take a look:


I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.  My mom and dad were married on Valentine’s Day.  Dale and I were married 2 days after Valentine’s Day, and our middle son also wed his bride near that date.  I’ve been making Valentines since I could hold a pair of scissors!  I thought these pretty ribbons would dress up a little Valentine Banner that I wanted to make:

Adore Valentine Banner 01I know this photo doesn’t show much detail, but I have lots below that will, so rest easy.  Here are the ribbons I used in this banner:

I always begin making a banner by selecting the ribbon I am going to stitch everything onto.  This time, I began with that pretty pink gingham ribbon. Then, all the pieces are cut out, layered pinned onto the ribbon and sewed up on the machine. Next, I began embellishing my banner with ribbon by tying a length of the white sheer organza ribbon with satin center into a square knot on either end of the banner.  The tails were left long and trimmed into a fishtail shape.  I created a big poufy bow to anchor each end of the banner, using soft and shimmery Pearl Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Then I layered on gorgeous flowers, because you have to have flowers on Valentine’s Day!

Adore Banner 02Here, I painted a heart shaped tart tin with Picket Fence Distress Paint, then glittered it while the paint was still wet.  I cut out the newsprint heart and glued into the center and added ephemera from the paper collection.  The big red heart was treated with Glossy Accents.  I used a variety of mulberry flowers to decorate my Valentine Banner:

Adore Banner 03In between each flag on the banner, I tied another little flag of the white organza ribbon, topping it with a rose and a silver heart charm.

Adore Banner 04The center banner has a little decorative drawer pull from Graphic 45 that was painted shabby white and filled with sweetheart blossoms and cosmos daisies.  I added a white heart shaped doily and this beautiful antique bronze heart charm.  This was tapped with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and before I added the cabochon, I cut out some of the  newsprint paper and placed it below.

Adore Banner 05The final flag sports a trio of die cut and glittered hearts that I popped up onto dimensionals. I love the silver heart key that is topped with the hearts in line ribbon from the collection.

Adore Banner 06I don’t know what it is about banners, but they sure do make me happy!  You can find this one for sale in my ETSY shop if you would like to have it hanging in your own home.

Now, pop on over and see what wondrous creation Leslie has prepared for you! And don’t forget to answer this month’s secret question on the RRR Blog.  Who knows, you might be the winner of your very own January Ribbon assortment!

Thanks for hopping by!



26 thoughts on ““In the Pink” Valentine Banner

  1. Leslie Turner

    Wow, oh wow, my friend! Your banner is just stunning! You always use the coolest elements on your projects and each segment of this banner has so much to take in! Love, love, love!

  2. Outi

    Amazing work! I can only agree with all the above ladies and their comments. I can’t find words to describe my admiration for your work. I have pinned your photos on my Pinterest board to be able to get back to your banner for inspiration.
    Love Outi

  3. Jill Figley

    Beautiful banner, the bow clusters are spectacular, and I love the vintage images you used. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Judy B

    So many pretty ribbons and embellishments on your sweet Valentine’s banner Kathy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Sue D

    Very pretty banner–love all the ribbons and flowers. My first grandchild was born on Valentine’s day.

  6. soozyb2013

    Lovely ribbon and of course lovely project. Love hearts and there are plenty of those. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carla Hundley

    What a gorgeous banner this
    is! Love the little hearts and
    roses between each panel.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Cheryl Walker

    Absolutely Gorgeous Banner Kathy!! LOVE all the details you did on this! Ok I have to say I would love to be able to craft with you in person! I think it would be a blast. Just a thought 🙂 hehehehe sure do wish more of my crafty friends lived closer! anyways hun, LOVE it! Beautiful job as always!

  9. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, this banner reminds me of the type of Valentines we used to pass out at school to each other. some were cute, some were funny,. You used to buy boxes of them reasonably priced.
    save postage given out at school. Love your banner and the pink ribbon. RRR ribbon the best….hugs

  10. jenscull

    oh good golly, I don’t think you ever do anything by half measures, do you?!! 😉 each piece of this project is a work of art, but them all together and they are absolutely stunning! how fun that this holiday takes on such a personal meaning for everyone in your family. thank you for sharing your story with us. 🙂 and thank you for always inspiring us with your gorgeous projects! you inspire me to push on and be better! this truly is fabulous!

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