Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Banner & tutorial

*Warning* LOTS of photos.
So here's my Easter banner I made that I totally adore. When I first started it I was a little unsure if I was going to be able to pull it off. Actually a lot unsure. Well, it wound up being one of my favorite things I ever made. I must have gone back in the living room 20 times that night just to look at it LOL
Yeah you can say I am patting myself on the back here. :)
That little yellow duck/bunny (I dunno what the heck)  is actually an elf. I found him in TJ Maxx & he is made by the same designer (Annalee) as my Elf on the Shelf that I picked up at Christmas. 
He's not as mischievous as Murry was though! 
Hmmm....We still gotta name this little guy???

Oh & yes that is a true Brooklyn fireplace LOL A good ole' radiator HaHaHa!

Supplies used:
~Banner - 7 Gypsies
~Pattern Paper - MAMBI (Fasion District)
~Flowers - Prima (Gillian, fairy & mini roses)
~Mini mini roses - I am Roses
~Pearls - Prima
~Flower Brads - Pebbles (Mr. & Mrs.)
~Doilies - Wilton
~Seam Binding - United Ribbons
~Butterfly Diecuts - Cricut Art Philosophy
~Border Punch EK Success knock outs

Here are a few photos of it in process. If you have any questions please feel free to post or email me.

I first used my ATG to apply paper to chipboard banners & then used an
 exacto knife to cut around banner shape.

For the rosettes I carefully scored in between each scallop.
Easier said than done :) Definitely gets a little tedious.

I applied wet glue around all edges & then used my brayer to make
sure the glue spread well & went to edges.
*I do this when making mini albums as well 

I cut the centers from doilies & scrunched them up on a dot of hot glue.
I then placed a small punched circle in center to finish it off.

Cutting out all the butterflies on my Cricut. I layered them with vellum cut
butterflies & placed them on dimensional glue dots

Stringing the banner.

I used a piece of scotch tape on end of ribbon to make threading it
through  the small holes on the banner easier.
Thank you so very much for looking!
Enjoy the week ahead!


  1. WOW! what a gorgeous banner! I love all the little details!

  2. Thank you for your comment on my studio! I love your banner!Thanks for becoming a follower!

  3. Fantastic Banner, love all the details. Thanks for Sharing!