Tuesday with Tara {take 67}

Happy Tuesday, and I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!  I’m kinda a day late on this one, but I think the project I’m sharing today can be left on display for as long as autumn hangs on, until you switch up for winter/Christmas decorations!  Today I’m sharing a BLESSED banner I made to hang on our mantle this autumn.  In my typical last minute fashion (please tell me I’m not the only one!) I got it finished and hung just a couple days in advance of our Thanksgiving dinner 🙂


We have a wood stove instead of a traditional fireplace, so the vent doesn’t allow my banner to hang quite as low as I’d like it to, but I’m still pleased with how it looks!  I’ve used canvas and printed cardstock pennants by Prima for the base of my banner, and embellished quite simply with wooden letters (inked with Distress Ink) and die cut shapes.  I selected a few colors of cardstock and added a light misting of Distress Stain (each got a tone on tone mist as well as metallic Antique Bronze) and cut some Tattered Leaves (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) and hearts.  A few paper Prima flowers add some extra texture to some of the pennants.  I’ve tied them all together with one of my fave silk ribbons from my stash as a finishing touch.

Here’s a closer look at the individual pennants:

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I hope you like it!  It was a fun project!

Inky hugs,


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