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!




7 thoughts on “March 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial

  1. Helen

    A wonderful collage of elements Kathy, you have created a story. You certainly have a way with combining elements from different releases, and of course the wonderful bows and blooms are thr finishing touch.

    Family in NZ are all okay after ex tropical cyclone has left a lot of damage, I am fortunate they are all well. Time to be creative again without the worries! Thanks for motivating me back to my arty space Kathy.

  2. MaryH

    Spectacular, impressive and absolutely wonderful. The color combination is so beautiful. Your work is the cat’s meow! Each tenant is a work of art and extremely eye-catching.

  3. Susan Steele

    Kathy this Spring Banner is just gorgeous!!! Simply luv the greens and purples together! And the teapot is just gorgeous too …but each section is so beautiful! Gotta go check out my scraps …time for the Valentine one to come down! Thanks so much for the inspiration and all the tips and tricks! And I can really see your beautiful work on my new bigger tablet and comment too! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Gena Krannig

    Wow wow,wow! Kathy, you hit this one out of the ballpark! This banner is just spectacular with every pennant just full of beautiful embellishments and images. The border ribbon and flowers are gorgeous. I love the way that purple accents everything. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  5. Joni E

    What a great banner! The purple and green work so well together and love your use of bits and pieces!! Thank you.

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