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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!




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!




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!




Vintage Style Patriotic Banner

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Vintage Style Patriotic Banner with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  If you love the red, white and blue like I do, then I think you’re going to enjoy today’s Vintage Style Patriotic Banner.  I dug deep into my stash and found just enough of this retired Authentique paper to put this beauty together.  It’s all dressed up with beautiful Patriotic Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon, rosettes, die cut stars and red, white and blue posies.

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Yes, this was a fun project!  Let’s take a closer look at all the details, shall we?

Patriotic Ribbon for a Patriotic Banner

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Here are all the ways I used ribbon when I made this project:

  • First, position each pennant between a layer of Random Stars Satin Ribbon and White Netting Ribbon.


  • Next, tie Airmail Baker’s Twine Bows between each pennant and top with a pretty button.

  • Then, tie 3 1/2″ double loop Patriotic Plaid Bows (with a little help from your Zutter Bow it All Tool).

  • Now, add itty bitty 1/2″ White Burlap String Bows to the itty bitty die cut banners and star garland embellishments and top them with itty bitty buttons.

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Sadly, this gorgeous paper collection from Authentique is no longer available.  But sometimes, if you do an online search, you can find little bits and pieces of it are still out there.  I wish I had more, as it’s probably my all time favorite patriotic paper collection.

Holidays always feel more festive when you add a banner to your décor!  And adding beautiful ribbons to a banner definitely helps to make them more beautiful.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial

June 2023 Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Elizabeth Craft Designs Everythings Blooming

Hello, Friends!  Believe it or not, it’s time to share our June 2023 Banner Tutorial!  Once again we’re using the June papers from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish 12×12 and 8×8 paper pads. We’ll dress it up with some lovely Reneabouquets printed beautiful board. And, I’m changing things up a bit this month with the addition of Annette Green’s Elizabeth Craft Designs Everything’s Blooming collection.  Sound like fun?  Well, grab a cuppa and a snack and let’s get this Throwback Thursday post rolling.

If you are new to the blog, you might like to know that we are sharing a Banner of the Month tutorial each month during 2023.  You can find the previous banner tutorials HERE.

Birdies and Butterflies

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The month of June is all about birdies and butterflies, and you will find them on this banner everywhere you look !  From the itty bitty Reneabouquets Mason Jar butterfly, to the glitter glass butterflies they flit around amongst the flowers.  Then, there are Annette’s Everything’s Blooming birdies.  Cut from designer paper and used as a silhouette form, they are extra sweet.

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The birds are happily perched on a flowering branch resting above Reneabouquets April in Paris doilies.

The Shaker Element

Reneabouquets Shaker Frame

I’ve used one of my favorite Reneabouquets Frames on the center pennant.  By cutting an acetate circle to fit the back of the frame, I was able to turn it into a shaker element.

When you watch the tutorial, you’ll see how I repeated the themes to create a sort of story line for the banner.  This might be my favorite banner so far this year, but then you know how much I love birds and butterflies!

June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create this sweet, shabby chic banner, please enjoy this video tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to inspire us to dig into our stash and use what we have on hand.  For this reason, sometimes an item I’ve used has been retired or is out of stock.  When this happens, please just look in your stash and find a good substitute.