Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ringing in the New Year!

Welcome to banner theme week on the blog! I love banners...I've decorated with them in my home and use them time and time again on my layouts. They are fun, festive, can be easily customized and make me REALLY happy!

I've been busy scouring the web pinning all types of banners to get your creative juices flowing. For my layout today I chose this inspiration piece. I was drawn to the addition of the fringe to the banner and the colors too...so beautiful.
I used the gorgeous Soda Shoppe kit along with the inspiration piece to create a layout of my honey and I out on New Years Eve. The first time in years we actually went out of the house to celebrate, lol!

The combination of the Glitz Bokeh paper and banner was just what I needed to set the mood for the party theme of the layout and the colors matched the inspiration piece but with the addition of blue too.

The bling in the glitz frame and glitter on the American Crafts Thickers helped me keep with the festive party theme.

To dress up my banner and give it a more festive look I rolled up small pieces of the Heidi Swapp fringe to mimic the look of the fringe in the banner of my inspiration piece.  To finish it off, I made a gold paper garland and laid it over the top of the banner.
I hope this has inspired you to make a banner of your own. They are great design additions to your layouts and home decor.

Make sure you check back here everyday this week for more banner ideas and see our Pinterest Inspiration Monday board.


Melanie said...

Oh, I am such a banner fan! Love this layout, Diane :)

Shelley Haganman said...

Love this Diane! I am a huge fan of banners!

Jen said...

OH, I may totally scraplift this! I have a perfect New Years picture and was trying to decide what to do with it! Thanks Diane!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

LOVE this, Diane!! Those long banners with the fringe is so cool!