Friday, May 29, 2015

Birthday Banner - My Friend Nancy

So yesterday I posted the masculine banner and today I'm posting a more feminine birthday banner, the one I made for my friend Nancy. We had a get together for her birthday at a mutual friends house, who makes like the worlds best fajita's by the way, and I made a banner with her favorite colors of maroon and teal. Well I added a little silver and cream to the mix as well.

First off let me say it is very difficult to get good pictures of a banner because it is so dang long, so please bear with me having the banner in 3 pictures. 

The flags of the banner are cut out of heavy cardstock and the letters are done in vinyl. I also cut some flourish designs to add on the flags that the flowers are on. I had some sheer ribbon that I used for the bows at the ends of the banner. 

I pulled out some of my precious Petaloo flowers to add for decoration and while I hate using those flowers I figured Nancy was worth the sacrifice.  Big brads were used on a few of the flowers and then brads with crystal centers were used for the others.   

I didn't laminate Nancy's banner because I wanted to sew it together with ribbon and wasn't sure how my Janome Sew Mini would do with sewing through the lamination. Not long after it was hung up I was wishing I had laminated it because the air was very humid and the paper started curling. I might try a small piece of paper laminated through the sewing machine just to see if it will work so I will know for future references and if it does then there will likely be no end to my creating banners that can be stored and reused! 


  1. I am loving this banner too Shirley! Your friends have a wonderful friend in you. I'm sure Nancy was over the moon with this banner. You will have to let us know how the sewing goes on laminate, I'm thinking it should sew through it but it would be nice to know for sure. lol Hugs, Brenda

  2. What a fabulous banner ... I clicked on each picture to see it better, and the banner looks even better up close. I'm know Nancy must have adored it. How fun it would have been to walk into the room to see this big beautiful banner across the wall.

  3. Very nice! I'm sure Nancy was blessed :0)