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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!

Graphic 45-Time to Flourish-Valentine Banner-Reneabouquets- Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

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!




“In the Pink” Valentine Banner

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Hello, Ribbon lovers!  I hope you are feeling “in the Pink” today.  But if not, you soon will be!  It’s time for the January RRR Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s  always inspirational blog.  This month, we are featuring the Sweetheart Ribbons from the January Ribbon Club.  These ribbons were perfect for a little Valentine Banner made with Authentique’s new “Adore” collection.  Take a look:


I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.  My mom and dad were married on Valentine’s Day.  Dale and I were married 2 days after Valentine’s Day, and our middle son also wed his bride near that date.  I’ve been making Valentines since I could hold a pair of scissors!  I thought these pretty ribbons would dress up a little Valentine Banner that I wanted to make:

Adore Valentine Banner 01I know this photo doesn’t show much detail, but I have lots below that will, so rest easy.  Here are the ribbons I used in this banner:

I always begin making a banner by selecting the ribbon I am going to stitch everything onto.  This time, I began with that pretty pink gingham ribbon. Then, all the pieces are cut out, layered pinned onto the ribbon and sewed up on the machine. Next, I began embellishing my banner with ribbon by tying a length of the white sheer organza ribbon with satin center into a square knot on either end of the banner.  The tails were left long and trimmed into a fishtail shape.  I created a big poufy bow to anchor each end of the banner, using soft and shimmery Pearl Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Then I layered on gorgeous flowers, because you have to have flowers on Valentine’s Day!

Adore Banner 02Here, I painted a heart shaped tart tin with Picket Fence Distress Paint, then glittered it while the paint was still wet.  I cut out the newsprint heart and glued into the center and added ephemera from the paper collection.  The big red heart was treated with Glossy Accents.  I used a variety of mulberry flowers to decorate my Valentine Banner:

Adore Banner 03In between each flag on the banner, I tied another little flag of the white organza ribbon, topping it with a rose and a silver heart charm.

Adore Banner 04The center banner has a little decorative drawer pull from Graphic 45 that was painted shabby white and filled with sweetheart blossoms and cosmos daisies.  I added a white heart shaped doily and this beautiful antique bronze heart charm.  This was tapped with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and before I added the cabochon, I cut out some of the  newsprint paper and placed it below.

Adore Banner 05The final flag sports a trio of die cut and glittered hearts that I popped up onto dimensionals. I love the silver heart key that is topped with the hearts in line ribbon from the collection.

Adore Banner 06I don’t know what it is about banners, but they sure do make me happy!  You can find this one for sale in my ETSY shop if you would like to have it hanging in your own home.

Now, pop on over and see what wondrous creation Leslie has prepared for you! And don’t forget to answer this month’s secret question on the RRR Blog.  Who knows, you might be the winner of your very own January Ribbon assortment!

Thanks for hopping by!