Tuesday, April 7, 2009

maribeth's spring banner

making memories garden party paper pack 6x6
cricut & accents cartridge
sewing machine
white cardstock
making memories paper flowers
pearl stickers
making memories ribbon
corsage pin
white crepe paper
autumn leaves buttons
small clothes pins
white twine
tim holtz distress ink in walnut stain
sand paper
green thread
mod podge
foam brush
glue dots
what to do:
1. cut letters and flower shape using cricut. this step could be completed with any shape and could be handcut. the letters can be purchased as well.
2. using distress ink and dauber, antique letters and shapes to your liking.
3. adhere letters to flower shape using glue dots.
4. embellish:
s:3 paper flowers & pearl stickers, p: ribbon & corsage pin, r: create crepe paper rosette and accent with layered buttons, i: paper flower & button
5. create butterfly: trace butterfly template onto paper twice. trace again in smaller size. using mod podge and brush, glue pieces together creating two butterflies (one large & one small). using sewing machine, stitch two pieces together down the center leaving threads longer to create antennae. distress with ink and sand to liking.
when working on this banner, the papers reminded me of vintage aprons so i decided to clothes pin the flowers to white twine to create a laundry line effect. i hung it in my dining room window, hence the night time picture so you can see the details. please ignore the sticky little finger prints. i just love how spring-y it turned out!


  1. oh. i just looove this banner. too precious!

  2. Cute to see your nannygoat "Spring" banners! They turned out darling!

  3. I love that spring banners its really so cute.....thanks for sharing with us..
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