Playing with Burlap

Just wanted to share a sneak peek at one of the last few custom projects I have lined up. I promised a dear friend I’d make this for her- quite some time ago- and realized yesterday that time had run out to get it completed! Oops! I’m not quite done it- I’m just waiting on it to dry before I can add a few embellishments.
And, for those who were waiting to find out what my mystery project was- this is it, finally!


If you’d like to make your own burlap banner, the easiest way to get it done is at Michaels! Along with Martha Stewarts’ line of crafting products, is the Recollections banner kits. They are pre-cut, edges are sewn for minimal fraying, and string is included for adhering each pennant together. It’s inexpensive too!
I cut the alphas using my Cricut (School Book cartridge) then painted around the letter using antique white acrylic paint, leaving the negative space in its neutral state. I’m going to outline each letter using a black permanent marker once the paint is completely dry and adhere some flowers for a bit of bling.
A picture of the final product will be posted soon!


Simple Birthday Banner

Hello friends! Today I want to share a custom birthday banner I’m in the process of making. It’s very simple- but sometimes simple is best!


It’s just a little sneak peek, but you get the general idea. I’m using my cricut to cut the pennants (Pretty Pennants cart) and the scalloped circles and squares. I’m using Close To My Heart alpha stamps and ink to create the background on each circle and square, then using a bit of pop dot adhesive to make them stand out a bit more. Lastly, I had some Happy Birthday printed ribbon in my stash that reinforces the theme perfectly!

Stay tuned for more birthday themed goodies- I’ll be sharing a custom layout and invitations soon!