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!
- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- 8×8 Time to Flourish Pad
- G45 ATC Tags
- ATC tag die
- Graphic 45 Regular Tags
- Regular Tags Die
- Noble Peacock Seam Binding Ribbon
- Red Burlap String
- Acetate Sheets
- 1/8″ foam strips
- White Chrysanthemums
- Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder (discontinued)
- Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze
- Versamark Ink Pad
- Happy Harvest Shaker Mix
- Bits and Bobs from my stash