Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Valentine Bunting

I am sharing some bunting I made for my conservatory, we had a Murder Mystery Party based around a Valentine theme and I needed some decorations, what better than to use some of my supplies and make some myself.

I designed two pennants and made 6 of each.

My starting point was the Sizzix Banners Framelits and I cut the largest die out of music paper (I collect old music scores from charity shops), it is 8 x 12 cm.

Then I set about cutting and making the red and kraft pennants to give me a larger size to back them all. The kraft pennants were put through the Regal Flourish embossing folder twice to cover it all. I was very careful not to get a big line right through the middle.

Each piece was distressed and inked along the edges - I nearly always use Walnut Stain for this process.

I die-cut the cupids, hearts and wings from a bright red paper from my supplies which has some texture already on it and these have all be edged/covered with the same distress ink. I used a different red paper for the borders. The sentiments are Tim's Simple Sayings and I stamped and cut them from scraps of the kraft card left from making the pennants.

This is what they looked like once I had put all the elements together.....

.... and here is the complete banner in place.

Have fun making your own Valentine projects and I will see you again on Friday with a simple little Valentine card.



  1. a really great idea and it looks so fab! What a great idea and another use for all our wonderful supplies! Hugs trace x

  2. Brenda, your bunting looks fabulous, I love the mix of kraft and red, it looks so sumptuous. Love the butterflies and all the other beautiful elements. Anne x

  3. These are so cool. Love the red and kraft combo.

  4. Loving bunting and yours is so pretty Brenda. Annette x

  5. Brenda the bunting is fabulous and such fun for your special evening.

  6. Fabulous Brenda, love your bunting and it looks so cheerful in your conservatory!!

  7. Fabulous bunting... hope you caught the Murderer!
    Alison x

  8. You smart lady! Your bunting looks great and I have always like red and brown together. How was the party? What fun!!
    sandy xx

  9. Fab bunting, love the colours and the embossing detail and music score looks stunning. Hope you had a great party!