Saturday, March 19, 2011

April Showers Bring May Arts Flowers

It's officially spring, so I've created this bright and cheerful banner, which is inspired by the May Arts ribbon company's call for a guest designer.  May Arts always has the most gorgeous, high quality ribbons and I love having scads of them handy when creating because there are zillions of interesting ways to use ribbon in all your projects.

This Hello, Springtime Banner is also an ode to April's Earth Day celebration and our need to "reduce, reuse, recycle".  I've reused paperboard drinks coasters from local pubs/restaurants as the banner's background panels.  They're about four inches and perfect for a sweet little banner like this!  The patterned paper I chose is from the new line by Cosmo Cricket called "Upcycle", with loads of happy colors and just a twinkle of girly goodness -- florals, purses, and other retro tidbits.  I even reused curtain rings with clips to hang the banner, decorated with satiny checked ribbon!

This banner is easy to make and you can find a tutorial by visiting the May Arts blog around April 11.  If you love this project and want an easy-peasy kit (filled with everything you'll need including photo instructions) sent right to your doorstep, the Hello, Springtime Banner kit can be purchased at Paper Made Bakery.

Catch a breath of fresh air and be inspired by this happy, crafty project -- enjoy!
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1 comment:

  1. Such a cute banner!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)