Tuesday, June 19, 2012

{Welcome Banner}

I have finally come a year and a half from when I created this awesome project and found a time to blog about it...I figure I should start to create a planner for my blog posts, a planner for my projects, and a binder with inserts for storing the projects for each week and one binder for each month...lol!

Ok so maybe it is a little OCD but I think this would be a great way to boost productivity and creativity and also serve as a great way to organize the projects you have completed...this would make it easy to find as well as give you a great source of projects and instructions to use for workshops or clubs...

Enough brainstorming...

I created this banner as a project to challenge myself after completing the Spooky Banner that was an extra project with the Mischief Workshop On The Go. I decided to use the retired Cherry-O paper packet as I loved it when I saw it shortly after I started my business with Close To My Heart. I bought the paper and embellishments while it was on the While Supplies Last area of my website.

I went to work on picking my papers and cutting them out... I decided to add yo-yo flowers or rosettes...not sure which you all call it but I popped the letters to Welcome onto the centers of the rosettes. I layered the letters which I cut out with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. (Yes I do use it...lol!)

I added some Cherry-O self adhesive patterned pearl embellishments as well as some stickease. I also added some great buttons with some Colonial White Waxy Flax stitching...I love waxy flax too!

I prefer not to use the jump ring for the banners as I find I tend to have them bend and separate while the banners are hung up. I would definitely not want to sell anything that was less than perfect for a customer so I chose to use ribbon to tie the banner together...not only does it look beautiful but it also works very well and is functional...

Come join the fun over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges...I am and here is another post for this week. The challenge: Ribbon! So start blogging!
Let's Live Inspired!


  1. The rosettes look great on your banners.

  2. How nice it would be to go to your home and get such a pretty "welcome"! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing on H2H!

  3. What a cute banner! I like to think I'm that crafty... But I'm not, haha. New follower! Hope you'll check out my blog, and follow it if you like it :)

  4. I love this banner! Stopping by from the meet and tweet yesterday and I am your newest follower in ALL capacities! Love it! Check out mine if you get a chance. Amber

  5. Great banner! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H!

  6. This is so Pretty! Could you possibly email me, I have a couple of questions about your banners and don't want to fill up your comments area..I tried your email tab but it couldn't find the link. =(
    Thanks a Bunch!! =)

  7. cute cute!! I love banners, I sadly don't have skills with paper.

  8. Just signed up as your newest follower via the CTMH blog tour. Please visit and follow back if you will at"

    also following you via network blog

  9. You're so talented Tasha! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster award. You can check it out here at http://www.abstraction-designs.blogspot.ca. Thanks for the inspiration!


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