Wednesday, February 12, 2014

{Simple Banners Step By Step Wednesday}

Hi friends,  Madge from Madge's Scrappin Lounge and I would like to welcome you to my very first Cuttin' and Stampin' DT post!!! EEK I am so excited to be with you all today! Every other week I will be bringing you a step by step type of project! Sometimes it will include a video tutorial and sometimes it may include a picture tutorial.  Let's get started shall we?? 
Remember this weeks Challenge is- Anything goes with a writing instrument.
 I used the Paper from Crate Paper the Maggie Holmes line!

First I took Three different 6x6 pieces of pattern papers and took my 2" banner punch from American Crafts and punched out 5 banner pieces from each piece of pattern paper. Making a total of 15 pieces.

(I just punched along the the bottom of each sheet of paper)

I then took this piece of paper from the Maggie Holmes line from Crate Paper

I cut the tags out across the top.  After cutting my 15 banner pieces and my 4 tags I then took several different paper embellishments and placed them in two lines on my table in  patterns.

I then took some of the new lace ribbon from 3 Girl JAM 

Now for putting your banner together! Who is ready for this quick step by step???
1. Take lace ribbon and cut to desired length, layout on table. (I made two banners with the elements that I cut)
2. Take 1 by 1 (the pattern that you made with the banner pieces, paper embellishments and tags) and using a stapler, staple each piece onto the ribbon leaving about 1/8" to 1/4" in between each piece. Continuing the pattern design you laid out on the table earlier.
4. When you are done stapling on all of your pieces, you can add some simple embellishments such as bling, buttons, stamps etc. 
5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make two separate banners or you can make one long banner it is up to you.
6. Now you are ready to hang your quick and simple banner. (The following photos of the completed banner are in my Living Room and complete my home decor piece I have in my home)

*This is a close up of the completed two banners, don't you just love how they turned out??*

*This is the completed corner in my Living Room.  I took an Old Door that had broken windows and put some chicken wire in its place. I placed it in the corner, Stacked up 3 old suitcases opening the top one which hold some of our families scrapbooks and a basket full of my mini albums.  An Old Ironing Board sits to the side of it on the left and on the right a burlap typewriter picture.  I love how the banners added so much to the door and the pictures hanging with clothes pins are the perfect touch.

I hope that you enjoyed my banners and step by steps today! Be sure to visit Cuttin' and Stampin' Store to get your Maggie Holmes Scrapbook goodies today! 
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Loves- Madge


  1. Like the banner creations. Especially like that you showed us the corner of your room w/ wonderful vintage looking decor.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. what a fabulous banner:)

  3. Gorgeous! You KNOW I love that LACE! How fun to use it for a fancy banner string! Great stuff!