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Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial

Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial to share with you!  it’s made with some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and flowers, Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling, and Reneabouquets Paper Pretties.

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This is a great big banner with 8 pennants in 3 different styles and sizes.  I’ve stitched them onto a Silky Crushed Satin Navy Ribbon with a Navy Stitched Burlap Ribbon Topper.  I think this is my favorite banner so far this year with its sandcastles, beach huts, paddle boards and starfish!

I always follow this sequence when making my banners:

  • First, die cut the individual pennants or tag liners.
  • Next, machine stitch around the edges of each pennant to make a sort of “frame” for the collage.
  • Then, evenly space the pennants along the length of your ribbon.  Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.
  • Now, top the pennants with lace or a contrasting ribbon.
  • Finally, stitch the pennants to the ribbons.  Stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon to ensure that the banner lays flat when on display.
  • Now all  you have to do is decorate your banner.

Several of you have asked me if you have to stitch the pennants to the ribbon.  No, you don’t.  You can attach with Fabric-Tac or iron on interfacing.  Or, simply attach your pennants with cute clothespins.

Shaking it Up Down by the Seashore

The central pennant is a G45 Kraft Tag topped with a fun shaker frame.  Reneabouquets Butterflies, Laser Cut Starfish and Tiny Shells help to dress things up.

Beach Flowers

The corner pennants on each end feature Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon Bows topped with Gold Metallic String Bows and lots of pretty mulberry flowers.

Sand Sun Surf Banner Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty bit of home decor?  Then please grab a cuppa, a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Now I want to run away to the beach.  How about you?

If you’d rather not make your own banner, you can purchase this one from my Etsy Shop.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a sweet, vintage style Tea and Friendship January Banner of the Month Tutorial with you.  This is the first of our Banner of the Month Tutorials for 2024.  Because I want you to be able to get this made in time to hang it and enjoy it, I chose a theme and color palette that will work well for Valentine’s Day.  Actually, this banner could hang from now until March, if you wanted it to!

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This is a BIG banner when finished, so it will look great hanging on a mantel or kitchen hutch.  We’ll be using loads of goodies from Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story papers to create our banner.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Banner Basics

Tags make great banner pennants!  Hang Graphic 45 tags upside down and you can suspend a little dangle charm from the grommet.  I’ve used ATC tags on each end of this banner.

Square tags afford a lot of room for embellishments, so I used three of them on this tag.  The adorable tea set is Reneabouquets.  I’ve heat embossed it with gold and Shabby Pink embossing powders.

Having different shapes and sizes makes for a fun banner.  So I added 2 fishtail banners to the mix..  Stitching a button between each pennant helps to lead the eye down the length of the banner.

Your center pennant should be your focal banner.  Let it be the star of the show.  Think of all  your other pennants as supporting cast.

Use Your Words

Adding words to a banner helps to tell the story.  I love these darling tea themed chippies from Reneabouquets.

TIP: Snow texture paste is a great option inside a teacup!  It has the appearance of whipped cream.  I sprinkled mine with fine pearl glitter glass and some Prills.

This is the only image from the Vintage Love Story collection.

Here’s the last little ATC pennant at the opposite end of the banner.  I like to add ribbon streamers on the ends of my banners, but that is a personal preference.  You do you.

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner come together, please grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel.

 

If you’d rather not make a banner, but you’d still like to have one hanging in your home, you can find this banner in my Etsy shop.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

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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Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Well, here we are near the end of July, so it’s time to share our G45 Time to Flourish August Banner of the Month Tutorial.  The August papers in this collection have always been my very favorite.  Sunflowers  and shades of aqua mimic a summer garden under a blue sky.

If you are new to this year-long series, you can find the January-July banner tutorials HERE.

This month’s banner has 7 pennants, so it’s fairly long.  You’ll find a sweet little ATC tag pennant at each end.

I decided to mix and match pennant shapes because I like the visual contrast.  Three of the pennants are made with Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Stitchlets House/Pocket Dies.

Then I decided to add a couple of Kraft Regular Tags because I love the dome shape, and the opportunity to add cute charms to the banner.

The pennants are stitched onto thick grosgrain ribbon topped with burlap striped ribbon.

Gorgeous butterflies from Reneabouquets look so real, and add wonderful detail to the design.

Vintage buttons from my stash are threaded with yellow to keep with the aqua/yellow color palette.

Of course, no banner is complete with out a floral bow cluster and a bit of twine, don’t  you agree?

August Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I put this banner together, I hope you’ll enjoy the video tutorial on YouTube.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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