Friday, January 29, 2016

Banner was Framed!

Read all about it!  ;-)

I stumbled across this adorable FREE PRINTABLE banner for a Valentine's Day, but my brain immediately went a different direction.  Does anyone else have a directionally challenged brain?

While I truly love the color scheme, let's face it.  My home is an old rock farmhouse. So, I wanted to "antique" these lovely letters a bit.  Out came this textured paper with smudges and swirls in lavender and pink.  I like the added depth in colors along with a more vintage feel.

Instead of cutting the letters as pennants, they were snipped into squares.

Now for the next step, you could actually use math skills (if you have them, but I don't) and get everything perfectly aligned.  ;-)  I just made sure they were a half inch from the edge and sort of just guessed at the rest of it.

 A simple glue stick holds everything in place.  The 12 x 12 piece of cardstock has been in my scrap booking stash for AGES along with the 12 x 12 black frame.


This was such a fun little project!  I think I will use large buttons and teach the kiddos how to play tic tac toe with it!

What's being framed around your house?

;-)  -Marci


  1. THis is a really cute project, I need to get my Valentine supplies out and make somethings.
    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie GIrl this week!
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Marci. what a darling fun project. Perfect for Valentine's and year round. Thank you for sharing your steps in creating. Have a blessed day! xo

  3. old rock farmhouse...sounds heaven! As for your Valentine Banner, it is lovely. It sounds to me your "Maths" added up wonderfully. This will look beautiful in that glorious home of yours. Just visiting from Stephanie's, Roses of Inspiration.

  4. Loved this idea! You could even make Valentine's cards with this design!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. So cute! I am right there with in the math department! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story!

  6. fun idea :) so easy to do, you could frame a banner for any special occasion!

  7. What an innovative use of a banner printable! This came out so cute. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  9. I love the direction you took this printable in and made it your own. Truly inspired! Thanks for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

  10. Marci, What a super cute project this makes and perfect for display for Valentine's Day! Thanks for the idea :)


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