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

9 thoughts on “Peter Rabbit Banner Tutorial

  1. Joni E

    Congratulations on the news of a new grandchild! This banner is so adorable and will be a treasured gift. It will be a great addition to the nursery decor. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Priscilla Hughs

    This is absolutely adorable, and a lovely gift your daughter will cherish forever! I have just a little bit of Peter Rabbit papers, etc…not enough for what you made, but maybe two or three cards…must look…Thanks again for sharing your creativity!

  3. Helen

    Delightful in every way, your grandchild will have a very special piece of art in their nursery. I totally agree, the focal points pop, the cute creations by Beatrix are beautifully complimented with the vintage lace and little blooms. Made with love is the message here!

  4. Susan Steele

    Ohhh how sweet …this is absolutely an adorable special baby banner for this month Kathy! Congratulations to all! We just celebrated our 1st great grandsons’ first birthday last weekend! Time sure does fly by! Just luv these gorgeous papers! And I’m so sure your daughter will luv this banner too! I’ll bet that baby quilt is just precious! I luv it when heirlooms are passed down! And good for them wanting to be surprised …that’s just one of the most precious surprises a young couple could ask for! And of course having such a special grandmother is just priceless! Big hugs to all, Suzy Q

  5. Rebecca Nicklin

    I still have this collection and your instructions for that cute folio…must make it up soon. Liz’s baby will have the sweetest, most thoughtful, creative grandma!

  6. Lillian Lumachi

    How exciting for your family! Congratulations! I love the banner and I know your daughter will too. I used the same theme when I was planning my nursery for my daughter too many years ago. It’s so sweet and also a nice neutral pattern when you don’t know what your expecting…I wanted to be surprised too!

  7. brooksglenda9

    This is absolutely adorable. I always love to see your banners but I’ve never really slowed down enough to see how you make them. I really need to watch one of your videos next time I sit for a spell! I’m off to clean windows on my front porch! Spring is just around the corner!

  8. Janet Ormerod

    Congratulations, that baby boy or girl is very lucky to have such a wonderful grandmother. It is always so exciting to welcome a baby into the family. I have been incorporating lots of pop up features I have used in card making into album/folios to give as gifts and the greatest satisfaction was at my granddaughter’s 7th birthday after she opened the gift and proclaimed to all her friends that “My Grandmother made this you know, she made it!”. You will be a very appreciated grandmother. The banner you made is adorable and will be a treasured keepsake.

  9. Lorraine Zaring

    What a a darling banner, and what a lucky baby to have you for a grandmother. Congratulations to you and your daughter.

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