Tag Archives: Banner of the Month

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial for April 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a lovely Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial to share with you.  This is our April 2024 Banner of the Month, and I think you’re going to love how soft and feminine it is.  The central pennant features a beautiful Reneabouquets floral wreath shaker frame.  Let’s dig in and take a closer look, shall we?

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This is a great big banner, with 7 pennants and lots of dimension.  I’ve used 3 different dies to create the pennant bases: a stitched banner die, Sizzix House/Pocket Stitchlets Die, and Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tags.  The different shapes of the banner make it more interesting, but if you prefer everything to be the same size and shape, you can absolutely do it that way, too.

Buttons and Bows

Vintage buttons play a big role in the design of this banner.  It was so much fun to dig through my stash and pull out buttons that matched the color palette of this lovely paper collection.

TIP:  Buttons that are threaded will adhere better to a project.  So even though it takes a little time to thread all those pretty buttons, it’s worth it!

There’s also a lot of texture in this banner design thanks to all the various trims and ribbons.  Vintage doilies found a new home, too.

Stitch Graphic 45 tags upside down onto your ribbon header to create a really pretty pennant edge.  Then hang some sewing themed charms from the grommet to really make those tags stand out!

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I layer all these banner elements together, then please grab a cuppa and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can check out the other Banner of the Month tutorials HERE.   This banner is also available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I hope you have fun making this home decor piece for your craft space, friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have our Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial ready for you.  This is one of my favorite month’s from this collection (do I say that every month?) so I was super excited when it came time to put it together.  I’ve added some gorgeous Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers, charms and vintage buttons from my stash to make a banner worthy of my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!

Autumn Hues
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Rich autumn hues take center stage this month along with beautiful birds, acorns, and fall leaves.  My favorite element (aside from the Thanksgiving Turkey shaker wreath) is the star anise embellishments.  Not only does this banner look like fall…it smells like fall, too.

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TIP: Texture adds so much to a banner design.  Try adding a layer of burlap, vintage lace and mulberry flowers to your ribbon to amp up the texture.

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TIP: Variety is the spice of life.  That’s why I used 3 different shaped and sized pennants in this month’s banner.  This allows each banner to stand out as a mini art piece all on its own.

Shake Up Your Banner

TIP:  Why not add a fun shaker element to your center banner?  This is easy to do, and it adds a surprise element that makes the banner extra special.  I show you in the tutorial  how I transformed this Reneabouquets Thanksgiving Wreath and Turkey into a shaker frame.

Charmed, I’m Sure!

Graphic 45 tags have a lovely grommet on the domed edge.  I turn them upside down to create a pretty banner shape. Then I put that grommet to good use by adding a charm dangle with jump rings.  It adds so much to the banner’s appeal.

Color Reneabouquets Fancy Fall Tuck ins with layers of Distress Oxide Ink.  Tap the color directly onto the surface of each piece, layering one color over the next.  Then spritz lightly with a metallic mist and spatter with Mustard Seed Distress Paint for a really fun fall finish.

TIP: Think of the end pieces of your banner as though they are quotation marks.  The elements on the right hand side tip to the right, but on the left hand side they tip to the left.  This simple trick makes the banner read like a sentence.

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner being built, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.  I talk a little about my design process at the beginning, then we dive in and layer up th elements on each pennant.  Grab a cuppa and join me for this fun tutorial.

We only have one banner left for 2023!  Can you believe it?  I’m taking notes on what sort of projects you’d like to see featured each month in 2024.  So far, we  have tags on the agenda, which makes me very happy.  Any other thoughts?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Please bear in mind that Throwback Thursday supplies come from my stash, so I may not be able to list everything that you see in the project.  But dig into your stash, and I bet you’ll find something just as wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month

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G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This week’s Throwback Thursday features our G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month tutorial.  October is one of my favorite months of the year.  It’s bright blue skies, crisp air and cooler temperatures always make me feel alive again.  Hard to believe that we are almost at October again, isn’t it?

Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Butterflies, glitter glass and chippies added so much to our banner design this month.  Of course, we went with an orange and black color scheme.  But we added in a healthy dose of deep purple to really make the project come alive with color.

Shaped Pennants

TIP: Mix and match pennant shapes and sizes to create visual interest.  For this banner I’ve used G45 Black ATC tags, Regular Black Laser Cut Alpha Tags, and a stitched banner as the bases for our designs.

Because I was almost out of the October Time to Flourish papers, I had to innovate the design a bit.  To save paper, I die cut liners from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Then I cut rectangles of my designer paper ( scraps of Time to Flourish and Midnight Tales), stitched them onto the pennant bases and then onto my ribbon streamers.

Hauntingly Beautiful Butterflies

You don’t usually think of butterflies in connection with Halloween projects, but these Reneabouquets butterflies really made everything pop!  And how cute is this little pumpkin gal with her kitty and broomstick?

TIP:  Die cut stars from gold glitter cardstock to add sparkle and shine to each collage.  Large stars serve as background pieces while smaller ones make great embellishments.

Pumpkin Patch

I had such fun creating these layered pumpkins!  First, color the cardstock background with various colors of Distress Stain.  Then color the chipboard overlay with a darker shade and adhere to the base.  Next, spritz lightly with gold mica spray.  Finally, add some Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the corners and sprinkle with Gold Glitter Glass.  The end result is spook-tacular!

Whoo- whoo Goes There?

TIP: Prima Crystals make great eyes on this handsome beautiful board owl.  He’s colored with Distress Stain, but you could also emboss him for an even more dramatic effect.

Itty Bitty Scarcrow

I’m such a fan of this sweet scarecrow.  You saw a larger version on yesterday’s Not So Scary Scarecrow card.  This itty bitty version is the perfect size for my miniature frame.

Instead of adding charms to my tags, I inserted these cute orange corduroy brads.  I like the texture they add to the design, don’t you?

And here we are at the end of this long banner. It was lots of fun putting this one together.  If you’d like to watch the process on my YouTube channel, please enjoy this video:

 

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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