Here is my new SPRING banner that I’m sending out this week for a very special birthday girl!
These background papers are hand-made (not by me).
I have a specific crafting box that I use to store all of my scraps for various projects (such as banners). It comes in more handy than you would think.
I love UPcycling odds and ends by turning them into something even more beautiful and then giving the finished product as a gift.
All of the gorgeous ribbons my mother-in-law gets for me at a Ribbon factory close-by that sells “defect” and overproduced ribbons usually for $1-$3 per roll!
Needless to say, I am always looking for new uses for ribbon. Here, I had a few architectural issues with my initial design, which I promptly corrected with my trusty ribbons.
The letters I cut out of white paper and painted with various colored and glittered paints. The cherry blossoms I watercolored.
The tissue paper flowers I saw on Martha Stewart’s show. Another fabulous use for recycling old tissue paper. And the paper flowers were molded from a kit I got at PaperSource.