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Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial

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Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial with G45 Time to Flourish and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I’m sharing this Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial.  Several of you requested a “banner of the month” post for 2023, and I cannot think of anything that would be more fun!  We’ll kick this through the year series off with a dreamy, romantic banner made with Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish February papers and loads of goodies from Reneabouquets.

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Here’s a look at this big, beautiful banner hanging from the chalk board in my kitchen.  The 7 pennants are stitched onto netting, and measure over 4 feet in length: a perfect size to display on a mantel or even a bookcase.

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Banners are loads of fun to make, but man, are they ever difficult to photograph!  It’s hard to really see the details unless you photograph in segments.  So that is what I did!

Romantic Victorian Details

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Putting the banner together is a step by step process.  Like most things in life, it seems complicated unless you break it down into manageable segments.

  • First, cover 4 Graphic 45 Ivory ATC tags with red cardstock.  Use the G45 ATC die, and this only takes a minute.
  • Next, cut another set of ATC tags using Time to Flourish February papers.  Fold each tag in half and trim about 1/8″ off around the edges to create a pretty layered effect.
  • Use paper clips or binder clips to attach the ATC tags to the netting ribbon.  Then stitch them onto the netting. Add the details to the tags after you’ve stitched the banner together.
Roses are Red…or Pink!

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The 3 large pennants are die cut with Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket Stitchlets Dies.

  • First, Die cut the red cardstock background using only the outer frame.
  • Next, center the inner die inside the frame.  Use a little tape (I like Post-It’s Notes Tape) to hold the inner die in place.  Then cut 3 pennants from patterned paper.
  • Now place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool.  Line the blade of your tool up so that it is in the center of the small die cut circles.  Trim so that you have a postage stamp edge on the patterned paper.
  • Then place a small piece of double sided adhesive on the back of the patterned paper so that it will stay in place on red canvas ticking fabric while you stitch the layers together.
  • Adhere the stitched pennant to the red pennant and clip onto the netting ribbon.  You will have an ATC tag, then a large pennant, then an ATC tag, etc.

TIP: Dry brush the edges and lightly spatter the printed Beautiful Board with ivory chalk paint to lend a more vintage finish.

Love is in the Air!

Assemble the two interior ATC tags the same way as before.  Decorate them with a heat embossed chipboard heart and postage stamps.

TIP: Assemble the individual pennants, then stitch onto the netting.  Now it is time to add the lace trim at the top of the stitched banner.  After that, you can decorate each pennant.  Then add the bows and flower clusters to the ends of the banner.  Finish with flowers.

I’m in Love: I’m All Shook Up

The center pennant is the star of the show with a frilly shaker heart as the focal image.  Here’s how to achieve this effect.

  • First, heat emboss a large heart frame with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.
  • Now use Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere clear cardstock (acetate sheets) to the back of the embossed frame.  When the glue is dry, trim out the heart.
  • While the glue is drying, ink up a nice pile of heart shaped Beautiful Bits with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  • Inking TIP:  I put the hearts in a small plastic bag and dropped a few drops of re-inker into the bag.  Then I squished the beautiful bits around until they were covered.  Easy peasy!
  • Next, add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the heart frame.
  • Then cut out a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panel from the Time to Flourish cut apart page.  Place your inked beautiful bits, sequins, beads and buttons on the 4 1/4″ square of paper.  Then center the heart frame and press in place.
  • Adhere the heat embossed LOVE sentiment on the cover of the frame.
  • Place foam adhesive on the back of the Valentine Fairy and butterfly.
More Details

Because the gorgeous lace trim is difficult to machine stitch, I simply hot glued it to the top of the banner.

Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me put this banner together, then I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

If you’d like to see other banner creations from my archives, please click HERE.

Let Me Hear from You!

Now I need to hear from you: How do you feel about a banner of the month post?  If you are interested, then I am, too!

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2

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Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2: Finishing the February Folio

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised, here’s the Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2.  We introduced this new “through the year” calendar folio series on Tuesday.  If you missed that post, you can get caught up HERE.

Graphic 45 Flower Market February Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The first part of this tutorial will show you how to create the folio base.  We’ll be using this same basic design for each month in 2023, so it’s good to watch that first segment before you dig into today’s post.

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers.  Their cheery faces never fail to make me smile.  And, they are such hardy little blooms!  Here in North Carolina they can bloom from October all the way into early May.  So I’m very happy that Graphic 45 made them the featured blossom in their gorgeous Flower Market paper collection.

February’s “Guest Stars”

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In addition to the G45 February papers, I chose 2 other paper collections to serve as our “guest stars”.  Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring and Prima Darcelle work beautifully with these gorgeous botanicals.

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I’m really enjoying digging into my stash to find patterns from other collections that flow well with the Flower Market collection.

The darker purple tones in Darcelle add a much needed contrast to the G45 papers.  Plus, it’s always fun to use up papers from my stash.

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If you don’t have Burst of Spring or Darcelle in your Closet of Inspiration and Delight, then I’m sure you can find a suitable substitute.

Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2 on YouTube

Are you ready to see part 2 of this tutorial?  Then please enjoy this YouTube video.

I can hardly wait to get started on the March folio!  2023 is going to be a year filled with crafty adventures.  I’m so happy to have each one of you along for the journey!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial: First in our 2023 Calendar Folio Series

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and time to share this Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial with you.  This is going to be our Calendar Folio series for 2023!  Each month, I’ll share a fresh tutorial using these lovely papers.  Sound like fun?

What a beautiful paper collection this is!  Because the images and patterns are quite large, I decided that instead of a little card folio, we’d make an 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ flip/flap folio this year.  The design is really fun, easy to construct, and loaded with possibilities.

If you are a gardener or a lover of botanical prints, I think you will really enjoy this series.  Today I’m going to introduce the papers and the designs, show you how to make the folio base, and start decorating the February folio.  Since I had to use the January papers to come up with the folio design, there’s not a step by step for January.  But you can use the photos for January with the measurements from February and all will be well.

A Peek Inside

These large folios are perfect for record-keeping, storing receipts, documenting monthly events and a beautiful decoration for your office or craft room.  Of course they are loaded with pockets and interactive pages, because that’s what makes them fun!

Since each month in the collection only has 2 pages (one pattern, one cut apart) I had to get innovative and bring in other papers to complete the folio design.  The January folio pairs up beautifully with Graphic 45 Cottage Life.  So if  you have that collection in your stash, this is a great way to use it!

It’s amazing how well the images and color palette of these two collections work together.

I plan to share the Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial for March in February, the April folio in March and so on and so forth so that you will have time to create them before the new month turns over.

I also used the Graphic 45 dies to create special pockets, envelopes, file folders and butterfly embellishments within each folio.

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial: February

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Don’t you love that the February flowers are pansies?  This is the folio we will build together in the step by step tutorial below.

The companion papers for this folio are from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring paper pad.  It’s amazing how well they work with the February designs and colors.

I also pulled in some patterns from Prima Darcelle.  This folio is purple-icious!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Sharing two folios in one month made for a very long video tutorial.  So I’ve broken it into two parts.  Part 1, which we will share today, features a walk through of the papers and the finished January folio.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Please enjoy part 1 of this 2-part video tutorial.

I’ll be back on Thursday with the 2nd tutorial.

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

Thanks for stopping by!





Golden Wishes Christmas Tea Party in a Box

Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box Folio with Graphic 45 Warm Wishes

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Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing this Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon trims.

Golden Wishes Tea Party in a Box Card Folio

The rich metallic shades of the November Ribbon Club Assortment are made to order for G45’s Warm Wishes papers.  I love the way the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon brings out the gold hues.  It lends a rich, Old World botanical feel to the card design.

Always remember that layered ribbons make a great border!  Copper and Old Gold Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon makes a holiday splash when layered over the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  It’s such an easy technique, but it adds a real WOW factor to a project!

Warm Wishes Photo Folio

I love to make card folios during the holiday season.  They only take a little more time to make, and then your card doubles as a gift.  Copper Satin Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Edge makes a gorgeous ribbon closure on this 5 3/4″ pull out folio.

This feature makes the card folio a perfect gift for friends and family that live far away.

Take photos of your family, pets, Christmas tree or decorated home to share with the people you love.

Once you’ve lined the pages of your folio, place Scor-Tape on the back side, adhere the ribbon, wrap it around to the front and tie a bow.  Now you can attach the folio to the top half of  your card.

Tea Party in a Box

Take your card folio to the next level by adding a box pocket to the bottom half. (You can find tutorials on my YouTube channel.)  Then fill the pocket with all the little treats you would want at a tea party for one.

Dress up a Christmas tea bag, chocolate, cookies and honey stick with scraps of paper.  Tuck in a journal card so you can write in your own personal greeting.  Finish everything off with a little vintage demitasse spoon and an old fashioned peppermint stick.  You’ve just created a thoughtful and unique handmade gift that is sure to stand out in the crowd.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. You can find more “Warm Wishes” projects HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!





December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share our December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial.  Can you believe that we are at the end of this year-long series featuring this gorgeous collection from Graphic 45? Time to Flourish has always been one of my favorites to work with, and the addition of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and printed Beautiful Board has made it that much more true.

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Here’s a look at this month’s folio.  I’m loving the traditional red and green color palette for this month, how about you?  Instead of poinsettias, I chose some deep red Little Birdie Flowers to accent the ribbons and papers. The gold and jeweled centers really amp up the holiday glitz and glam.

Like the previous 11 folios, this one has a hidden pocket folio built into the 6″ x 6″ easel card base. If you are new to this series, you can find MORE folios in the archives.  Or you can watch the video tutorials on my YouTube channel.

December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s the tutorial for this month’s folio.


It’s a little sad to be at the end of this series, but all good things do come to an end. The good news is that 2023 is right around the corner, and I’m working up some ideas for a new series. If you have any collections or brands that you’d like to see in 2023, please let me know in the comment section below.  I’ll do my very best to incorporate some of  your suggestions in my planning.

UPDATE: There will be no Make & Take Tuesday or Throwback Thursday tutorials next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I have family coming in, a new grandson to enjoy, and a house to clean and pies to bake!

The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop is on Friday, so I’ll see you all then!  Until then, I wish you all a blessed, happy, gratitude-filled and delicious Thanksgiving!

There’s a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



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