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Canvas Banner Embellishment Tutorial

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Hi, It’s Paige here, back with a week of reveals and today’s tutorial.

This year I got the Pink Paislee’s Outfitters Collection to document summer excursions and camping trips. I really liked the new canvas banners they included in the collection. I notice that the new Crate Paper Cool Kid kit just coming out also includes canvas banners in their collection.

I have a very adventurous, outdoorsy husband and two active boys, so I’m always pleased to find masculine themes and embellishments, and these definitely fit the bill.

Once I had these canvas banners, I wanted to be able to make more and customize the sayings. Also I thought that these could make nice gifts to other scrapbookers and card-makers.

So, I started by cutting a row of plain canvas at a height of 3.25 inches. Then, I cut rectangles ranging from 2-3″ wide. The width varied based on the shape I was planning to make as well as to accommodate various widths of the stamps I planned to use.
canvas banners 2Next, I selected the stamps that I wanted to use, mostly sticking with a travel theme. I began by using a few of the Stazon inks, thinking that they would hold up best. I used black, red and gold.canvas banners 3

I had some scrap fabrics that matched the red and gold inks and I decided to back or trim some of the banners with these fabrics.canvas banners 5

I also experimented with the Hero Arts blue ink, and while it isn’t as bold as the others, I like how it turned out.

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Next, I chose some thin (3/16″) dowels (I found them at the Dollar Store) and cut them with strong scissors to fit just a bit beyond the canvas.

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I then folded the top of the canvas over the dowel to see where I needed to sew. I used my sewing machine (though hand stitching would work too) to stitch a row, forming a small pocket for the dowel.canvas banners sew

Lastly, I took some plain white baker’s twine to wind around each side of the dowel.


For very little expense and a short amount of time, you too can make customized canvas banners to suit your layouts or cards.

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Happy Creating! Enjoy your week.


Paige @ scrapbooknerd.com

ScrapbookNerd.com Canadian online paper craft supply store

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