Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn Banner for a Birthday!

For as much as I like making banners, I have never made one as a gift until now. I decided to make my Mom an Autumn banner for her birthday. When I made this card, I mentioned that I used the paper for another project. I couldn't share the project until I gave the banner to my mom since she visits my blog regularly! HI MOM!!!! Anyway, we finally had her birthday party last Saturday. We used her fire pit that we had borrowed for the Halloween party and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. We waited until it got dark and then my husband told scarey stories. It was a fun night! Anway...I can finally share the banner here.

I didn't reinvent the wheel, but rather used the same elements that I used on the one I made myself last year, which you can see here. I really love this paper from Graphic 45. They never fail to impress. All of their designs work nicely when I am going for a vintage look.

The letters are shimmer chipboard letters from Making Memories and I have used different colors on many of my banners. It was hard to get a good photo of the banner straight on, because the light wasn't the best at the time and I was in a hurry.

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to create some handmade items for my friend who is adopting a baby girl.

I went to the sewing store on Tuesday and came home with some beautiful fabric. Here is a little glimpse into what I have been working on. You can see the finished project here.
I mentioned in my post on Thimbles and Thread that when my creative well runs dry, it is always helpful for me to switch mediums. It definitely did the trick; not only do I want to keep sewing, but it made me want to make a new card to match the quilt. Don't be surprised if a new baby card shows up in the next little bit!


Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous! Your mom will love it!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is so beautiful! I think your Mother is going to be greatly pleased! I ♥ it!

Lisa Brown said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! I am hooked on your banners...I want to make one for every season/occasion! Thanks for sharing :0

Mary said...

Another great banner Kelly, you do such a good job of them. I have been trying my hand at them too and want to make one for every occasion now.

Missy said...

Awesome banner and I love the vintage look. I have always loved vintage. I would love to make one of these banners for myself but it might have to wait until spring when we should be settled into our new house.

Deborah Saaranen said...

You know how very much I adore your banners Kelly...this is just gorgeous! I'm sure that your mother just loved it!

I finally broke down and tried's on my blog...thanks for your inspiration!!!