September Banner of the Month Tutorial

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September Banner of the Month Tutorial with G45 Time to Flourish & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Throwback Thursday is our September Banner of the Month Tutorial.  It’s all about apples, dragonflies, daisies and bright blue autumn skies.  Once again, we are using our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish papers, but we are giving them a fresh face with pretty additions from Reneabouquets.

TIP: Mix and match pennant shapes to create visual interest.  Not only does it make creating a banner more fun, it allows you to use different sized images and patterns from the paper collection.

ATC Pennants, Daisies and Bow Clusters


The Time to Flourish September papers feature apples…but they also have a lot of daisy images.  So I selected daisies and red buds to go into my bow cluster.  And, lucky for me, Reneabouquets has a bunch of darling Daisy Tuck Ins that work perfectly with this banner design.

September is the traditional “back to school” month.  This sweet little girl brought back wonderful memories of flying high into the sky during school recess.  I had to include her on this banner.  You can also see the sweet little leaf flourishes here.



TIP:  Add a pop of color with a bright red apple, Reneabouquets Dragonfly and a pretty teal rosebud.  The apples were  a gift from my buddy, Becky (aka cakesfromcabinridge).

September Banner of the Month Shaker Element

The center pennant features a sweet shaker element.  Here’s how I  made it:

  • First, heat emboss a Reneabouquets Small Victorian Scroll Frame with Stampendous Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.
  • Next, die cut a 2 1/2″ diameter circle from an acetate sheet.  (Or, adhere the chipboard frame to the acetate and carefully cut around it once the adhesive is set. )
  • Then adhere the acetate circle to the back of the frame and add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the solid inside circle.
  • Now locate the September ledger card from the 8×8 paper pad and cut it out.
  • Place Buttons Galore and More Harvest Shaker Mix on the blank, right hand side of the ledger sheet.
  • Finally, remove the backing from the foam strips and adhere over the sequins.  Adhere the Flower Girl image on the left hand side of the frame.
Stitching the Banner

Stitch around the perimeter of your pennants to add extra texture and interest to the design.  Then place the pennants between your ribbon and a layer of antique lace to amp up the vintage vibe.

This little mason jar is also from Reneabouquets.  I traced around the outside of the jar, then trimmed it about 1/8″ inside the traced lines so it would fit.  Then I embossed it with Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze to give it that antique Ball Jar look.

And of course, I had to go digging in the vintage button jar.  These beautiful old buttons were the perfect finishing touch!

September Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I build the vignettes on each banner pennant, then I hope you will enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.


So now we only have 3 banners left to make for 2023.  This year has really raced on by!  I’m already thinking about what series we might take on in 2024!  Any thoughts you’d like to share with me?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




6 thoughts on “September Banner of the Month Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness Kathy …not sure where this year has gone to?!?! Only 3 banners to go …wow! Well I for one have thoroughly enjoyed every single banner so far! They all are such a beautiful work of art! And I’m sure the 3 coming are gonna be special too! Luv how you worked in all those Daisies and pops of red with the teals! Just beautiful Kathy! Of course you know how I luv the vintage vibe! Just perfect! Sorry I haven’t got to comment on the last projects …camping again …lol! But I’m playing catch up now! Going to watch this tutorial! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, this banner is absolutely beautiful! Every detail on each pennant is so perfect and I love the way each one tells a story. The Reneabouquets elements add so much beauty and interest to each one. One of the prettiest banners yet! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Helen

    A beautiful banner taking the end of summer into autumn, with wonderful embellies and tells a story. Love all the daisies bring this together. Actually what is not to love about this banner? I have to agree with Cheryl, it is spot on.

  4. Christal Gill

    I LOVE the idea of using Tag style with the eyelets to be able to put dangle charms! And the Shaker added to great! Keep your video’s coming – I always get great ideas and new ways of adding on embellishments ! Crafty Hugs

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Your Banners NEVER disappoint – this September Banner is “spot on”, my Friend!!! Thank you for sharing – it’s gorgeous!!!

  6. Sandi Smith

    Love the richness of the colors on this beautiful banner! It’s a nice change from the softer colors of summer to the deeper colors of fall. With 31 days straight of temperatures above 110 degree days here in Arizona, I am definitely ready for the cooler temperatures of fall. I am really enjoying your banner tutorials because I learn from you even if I don’t actually make a banner because I don’t currently have a reason to create one. I have learned so much watching each tutorial which I know will make the banners I am planning for Christmas so much better. I wish I could fully express how much I have learned from you. Thank you again!

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