Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Liberty Banner

This all started with a "Spooky" banner my mother-in-law made me for Halloween. She had taken a class from a gal named Melissa I believe. She teaches at the Scrapbook Barn here in Mesa and she does these adorable holiday banners. Well, I wanted one for 4th of July. She happened to do a class for one.....last year. So I went online to Scrapbook Barn and scoured their posts for past classes and found a picture of hers and set about to duplicate it. I did some of the same things that she did, but I also put my own spin on it. She used really cute papers for hers, but I didn't feel like they were with the 4th theme....they were mostly just red white and blue papers with just about anything on them...I wanted mine to look more 4th of July-ish. So directly below are the pics of her banner (sorry the pic off their site wasn't spectacular) and the below hers is mine.













I love love love how it turned out. I also made one for my mother-in-law (ya know to return the favor) and got my mom and sisters on board and we all made one together for a girls craft night. My next project is to create a "CELEBRATE" banner to put up on my kids birthdays....my sisters want in on that one too. Should be fun.

**BTW- I just got the hutch that this banner is hanging from and haven't quite figured out what I want to put on the shelves yet....looks a little weird now. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.**

6 comments:

Melissa K said...

OHHHHH MYYYYYY!!!! I WANT IT!!! I love that banner so much! GREAT job Jamie!!

Pedaling said...

oh, don't think for a minute i didn't notice that hutch right off the bat!
nice purchase...

now about those banners....
uh, please, i'll take one! :)

when's the next girls craft night?
i'm in!

The Stay's said...

Can I come next time? I would love to make one of these for birthdays!!!

Heather said...

Ooooo... Can I have one or make one with you please!

Lori said...

Very cute banner ~ I think it would look yummy on my fireplace - ha! Thanks for the visit and the cookies for Uncle Doug.

Krista said...

really cute!