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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!





Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial May 2024

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Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial for May 2024 with G45 Let it Bee

Hello, Friends!  It’s only fitting that this Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial is our project for May 2024!  Between baby showers, softball games, Button Farm projects, getting the garden in and just every day life, I feel like I’m as busy as a bee!  But it’s all good fun, and my heart is filled with joy.  With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I wanted to create a tag that could double as a gift.  I think you are going to enjoy seeing this whimsical creation come together.

Even Busy Bees Stop to Smell the Flowers

We’re going big today with a Tim Holtz Medium Etcetera Tag.  These 1/4″ thick tags measure 6 1/2″ x 12″, so there’s lots of room for adding lovely details.  I’ve dressed my tag up with Graphic 45 “Let it Bee” papers. Then I created a meadow full of cone flowers with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Watering Can Dies. Reneabouquets Lemon Blossom Bees decided to join the party, too.  Of course, I found  way to add some vintage buttons from my stash to the design.

You’ll learn how to create the cute posies and the adorable watering can in the tutorial below.

Busy Bee Tea Party in a Box

You know what’s extra nice about these tags?  You can use the back side to create a lovely tea party in a box for mom!

The goodies include a darling little bookmark, note card with a fun surprise inside, Biscoff cookies, Lemon and Ginger Tea Bag, honey stick and a sweet vintage silver plate spoon.

This would be so cute as part of  your kitchen decor.  When the treats have been enjoyed, why not store recipe cards in the spacious box pocket?

Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this honey of a project comes together, please grab a cuppa and enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You could easily make this tag with any style paper for any occasion.  How fun is that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial

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Graphic 45 The Beach Is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m pulling one of my most popular card designs from the archives to make this Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial.  When I was a designer for Graphic 45 (2016-2019) I created a fun fold card tutorial featuring By the Sea.  That video has had more than 42K views on YouTube, so I thought I would dig back into the vault and share the design again with a new beach collection.

The Beach is Calling Step Out Card
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Step-out cards have been around for a long time.  Usually they measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  But my preferred card size is 5″ x 7″.  So i had to pull out my pencil and paper and do some “mathing” to come up with the measurements for this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ step out card base.  (The measurements can be found in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.)

This size card gives us lots of “beach front property” to work with.  That means we can add lots of fun details to the design.

Beach Huts, Anyone?

I’m a pushover for a cute little beach hut!  So I’ve featured them on the front of this card.  The fun design I came up with allows the images to wrap around the front panel, so they function as a sort of pop-up element.  You’ll learn how I did this in the video tutorial below.

Make Your Own Embellishment

I also have a weakness for little glass bottles filled with sand.  So I transformed this die cut bottle with a layer of sand, real shells from the beach and cute little tag tied on with burlap string.  You will also learn how to do this in the video tutorial

Shell  in Your Pocket?

Pockets are my weakness.  I love adding them to almost every single thing I create.  So it should be no surprise to you that I found a few ways to add pockets to this fun fold card design.  How about some shells in a pocket?  Or a postage stamp?  But my favorite pocket is the one on the last panel of the card.


I’ll show you how to stack die cut elements to create a perfectly beachy pocket for this cute beach hut.  It’s so easy, but it really makes the card special.

Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

Are you up for a stroll on the beach with me today?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.


Our sweet granddaughter is celebrating her 12th birthday this week with a beach themed party.  You can probably guess why I made this card.  I’m hoping she will love it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial

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G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a sweet Graphic 45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial to share with you.  It’ slightly different from the Stamperia Winter Valley TPIB that I shared with you last week, but has some of the same deep blues that I love so  much.  I’m still working on last minute Christmas gifts for friends and family, and I have one more thing I want to get made, but the clock is ticking away every available minute!  Do you think I’ll get it all done?  I dunno….it’s gonna be a close one this year!

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame and Pine Branches

I’ve featured two of my favorite Reneabouquets winter beautiful board pieces on the cover.  First, heat emboss with shabby blue Stampendous Frantage Enamel, it is the perfect shade of winter blue.

Next, I emboss the lovely pine branches with a clear holographic powder.  Then add some Deco Art Snow Tex and glitter to create snowy branches.  The flower cluster is made with Reneabouquets roses and poinsettia.  I tucked in a tiny Woodland Tree and some bits and bobs from my stash to fill it out.

A Peek Inside

The color palette of this collection, along with the darling songbirds, won my heart.  It’ so perfectly vintage, and a little bit Americana, too.

Pockets and box pockets and loads of goodies can be found within.

And since the holidays provide lots of great photo ops, I added in a big pull out mechanism to house them.  The magnetic closure keeps everything neat and tidy.

Look at all the room for photos!  The pull out is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, so you can even fit larger photos inside with ease.

Of course, once the hot cocoa, tea bags, chocolate, cookies and candy have been enjoyed, you can fit a lot more photos inside the box pocket!

G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to check out this project, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel for the tutorial.


I hope I’ve shared lots of ideas for Christmas crafting with you this month.  Now I  need to get serious about getting my own holiday in order!


There may not be another tutorial until after Christmas.  Family comes first here, and I have a long list of things to get done to make a Merry Christmas for my grandchildren, children and others.

So if you don’t hear much from me over the next week or so, please don’t worry.  Just know I’m in the  kitchen whipping up some cookies, or wrapping presents, or making a last minute gift.

Cleaning house?  Bah, humbug!

Wishing  you all the most joyous, love filled, peaceful and Merry Christmas yet!

With love, hugs and gratitude…




**Please note, Throwback Thursday products are often out of stock or discontinued.  I’ll link where I can, but if an item is not linked, it means I could not find it in my usual sources.  Thanks!


Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial

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Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial with Echo Park Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m rolling in late with this Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial .  Today we’re working with Echo Part Gnome for Christmas to make these fun tags.  These make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa Gifts and would even look great on the Christmas tree!  You could attach them to pretty ribbon with a clothespin and then they’d be home decor, too.  Use whatever paper collection you have on hand, or even mix and match.  What fun!

Save Time with G45 Tags and the Tag Die

I cannot count the number of projects I’ve made using Graphic 45 Tags as a base.  They are attractive, sturdy and such a time saver!  Pair the tags up with the Regular Tag Die, and you’ll have these sweet gift tags made in no time flat.

If you have an envelope punch board (and really,  you should!) pull it out and make the size envelope that calls for 6×6 paper.  Since we’re using the 6×6 paper pad, there’s no measuring or cutting necessary.  Just put the paper in the punch board, score, punch, fold and you’re done!

What’s on the Back of the Tags?

To cover up the ends of the belly band on the back of the tags, cut a 3″ x 4″ panel of white cardstock,, stamp with the Gnome for Christmas stamps and adhere.  Cute, right?

Die cut a small tag and stamp with small images, spatter with gold paint and add a Christmas charm.  This is a great place to write the recipient’s name.


Dress your tags up with a cluster of jingle bells, Christmas beads, mulberry flowers and foliage.  You can make your own flowers, or save time with pre-made flowers.

Gnome for Christmas adhesive brads and gold glitter stars add a bit of sparkle and shine to the tag design.

Gnome for Christmas Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how one of these tags comes together, then please enjoy this short tutorial on my YouTube channel.


If you would like to see more gift tag tutorials, check out this link.

I hope you enjoyed this late, late, late Throwback Thursday tutorial.  You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!