Be Yourself Banner - Monday Montage

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! I know that I say it all of the time, but I really love and look forward to these hops! You should have come from Julie's blog and I know that you will want to visit everyone, so be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post. Now onto my project; I'm excited to share this with you today!

Imagine receiving this pretty little box made out of some pretty Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper. It's almost too pretty to open, but the beautiful ribbons have you curious about what is inside...

You open in up to pull out some rolled up canvas. Interesting isn't it? Go ahead and unroll it...

You smile. There is a nice little message reminding you to always be you! (Click any of the pictures to view larger.)

I came across this project one day, and I just knew that I had to make my own version! I used two pieces of Canvas Creations for the main banner part. The canvas rolls and unrolls much better than card stock would. The posts are just some wooden skewers that I trimmed down to the size I wanted.

I used the Perfect Print Alphabet Die to cut out this quote from Pinterest in the Gold Glimmer Paper and Bermuda Bay Card Stock. On this project, the stitching is actually very important. Since it is meant to be rolled up, the letters don't stay attached to the canvas well with just adhesive. The stitching helps to make sure nothing will fall off. I added in a little Pink Pirouette heart for some extra love! You will also notice that I used my Decorative Mask to add some hearts to the whole banner.

The little "mess" of ribbons on each end really complete this project. The Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, and Gold Sequin Trim are all just simply wrapped around the post. I then tied them into place with some doubled up Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine. This was much simpler than trying to tie them all around the post individually. I used the same ribbons on the box you saw at the beginning of this post. I loved making this sweet little banner, and am sure anyone would love to receive it!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Card Stock
  • Gold Glimmer Paper
  • Canvas Creations
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Stampin' Spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Refill
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks
  • Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die with Big Shot
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart)
  • Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
  • Sewing Machine with White Thread
  • Wooden Skewers
Now hit the "Next" button below head over to Melissa's blog!

Smiles :)


  1. I am so lovin' this banner in a box! Your box is gorgeous and the banner is super amazing. I love the stitching and the stenciling. This is a great gift idea when you need a little something more than a card but want to make someone smile extra wide :0) Elizabeth

  2. Wow Kaitlyn! What a beautiful sentiment and project. I love how the Glimmer Paper makes the BE YOU pop! Both the box and the banner are amazing! I love the "mess" of ribbons.


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