Sunday, May 20, 2012

Banner Love

Do you like to use banners on your pages? I had admired them for months on other people's scrapbook projects before I tried one myself. Once I did, I was hooked. Now I've been making banners for months and am STILL not over them. There are SO many variations, and this is one of my favorites...a banner bursting with a hodge-podge of overlapping flags. This is also my favorite page thus far with Scraptastic's Faded Jeans kit.

The fun part of banner-making is the arranging and stacking! For this page, I cut a bunch of banner shapes from various papers...some small, some large, some thin, some wide. Then I began my layering, with larger (longer) ones on the bottom and smaller (shorter) ones on the top. I cut the tickets from one of the kit papers to add to my banner, and used a couple of buttons from the kit as well. After assembling the main banner, I had a few extra pieces that were hung underneath the title block to give a little continuity to the page.

I find that making banners is great way to use up all those bits and pieces of paper that are leftover from other projects. In this case, I'd completed a few layouts with my kit, and with my penchant for layering, had cut up many of the papers leaving me with lots of fodder for my banner. All those little scraps didn't go to waste.

It was so much fun creating this page. I guess it's a good thing that I don't scrap chronologically, because every other page would have a banner! But hey, there wouldn't be anything wrong with that, would there?!


  1. This is such a great page, Madeline. I love all the banners. Very cool how you used the chevron paper.

  2. OH. WOW! I love this wonderful page. I haven't used banners much, but after seeing this one I think I'm a fan. The layering is fabulous -- I love that you added a couple of ticket shapes and scattered a couple of buttons.

  3. Love all the banners and definitely great way to use up scape.

  4. Love this layout! Banner is great! Happy New Year!