Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop


Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial  for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the February 2024 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  I have a tutorial for the banner, too, since the date for the RRR Hop overlaps with our Make & Take Tuesday Banner of the Month tutorial.  So if you’re new to my Make & Take Tuesday tutorials, you are warmly invited to check out the video below.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial-Spellbinder Vista View Window-Reneabouquets-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

The banner pennants are stitched onto luxurious Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  Then I added pretty Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bows at either end of the banner. The  pink bows are topped with Iridescent Met A row of antique lace stitched across the top adds a nice vintage vibe.  Iridescent Metallic String Bows top the pink bows for a little extra sparkle and shine.  Next I dug into my stash of RRR Mulberry Flowers because nothing says “Springtime” better than pretty posies!

Shaker Window Pennants

The pennants on this banner are die cut with Spellbinders Vista View Window Dies.  Here’s how I used the dies to create the shaker windows on the two center pennants.

  • First, die cut just the window background from pale pink cardstock
  • Then turn the window background upside down so that the rounded edge is on the bottom.  Adhere to kraft cardstock and trim out so there is a 1/8″ border on all sides.
  • Next, create a template for cutting the designer paper.  Cut out the background, fold in half and trim 1/8″ off the open edged side.  Then trim 1/4″ off the top edge.  Trace this onto patterned paper and cut out with your paper trimmer.
  • Now, place the lattice frame on a piece of pink barn wood paper and die cut.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the window lattice and trim out with your scissors.
  • Adhere 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape on the sides, top and bottom edge of the acetate.
  • Glue down the focal images on the banner pennants and top with your shaker mix.

Finally, center the prepared window over the pennant and press in place.

The Little Details

Embellish the pennants with a combination of Mintay die cuts, Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers and Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how I put this pretty spring banner together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my lovely teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.   Be sure to finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!





15 thoughts on “Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop

  1. Susan Steele

    Ohh Kathy …this is probably my most favorite banner yet! Luv all the beautiful images for each tag! Just gorgeously created and what a gorgeous creation you have made this time! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Beverly Jordan

    Love your gorgeous work! It really is amazing!! I watched your video, and you are ingenious to use the window die upside down and make them shakers!! Fabulous!! And then the Graphic 45 atc tags with charms tied on was yet another fabulous idea! Those cute papers and chicks really are so adorable and your banner is ready for Easter and all things Spring!! Gorgeous stitching and perfect flower embellishments with matching turquoise buttons! I am inspired and now want it all!! I learn so much!!

  3. Sandi Smith

    It’s nice to be watching this wonderful tutorial for this lovely Spring banner after being away for health issues and my husband’s surgery last week. This banner with the beautiful details made me smile with its cute bunnies, chicks, flowers and lace. I love that you adapted the window die to use on the banner and it’s a great reminder to look at our dies and other supplies with an eye to see how we can use them in completely different ways. You always inspire me and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this tutorial. Like so many others, life has been challenging so enjoying your videos brought some much needed sunshine in my life. Thank you Kathy!

  4. beccab33324

    Absolutely gorgeous with so many pretty details! I love the pretty buttons, flowers, lace ribbon, polka dots … everything!

  5. Helen

    Oh Kathy this is a beauty! Love those window frame dies and the way you have adapted them for this project, gone right outside the square this time. That vintage lace is just gorgeous, everything has so much detail and this is eye candy indeed.

    I bought the first sets of water colour pencils by Tim and have not looked back, now the rest have arrived the old timber pencils in the tin are about to go. I generally use them with a watercolour brush and have dipped them too, they are absolutely fabulous, no regrets adding them to the stash.

  6. Isabel

    What a lovely banner this is, Kathy! It’s so springy and cheerful. I love all of the details and the fact that some of them are shakers is so much fun. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us, my friend!!! Blessings and hugs!

  7. Bonnie Garby

    What a gorgeous banner Kathy. The detail is amazing and I love all the pretty ribbons and flowers. It just screams spring!

  8. Joni E

    This banner is so full of visions of spring! Love the shaker windows. Thank you as always for sharing your tips during the video.

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