Thursday, December 1, 2011

happy 3rd birthday {a scrapbook layout with banners}

Thanks for all of the nice comments on my DD mini. I will definitely share pictures when it's done!
As they say on a very old show my parents watched, and now for something completely different...
I must have cut out and flagged at least 50 layouts with banners this year with notes to myself that say "Try This". But until I saw this paper from Jillibean, I just hadn't found anything that I wanted to try it with. And then I got the photos back from Brody's 3rd birthday and it was BANNER TIME!

Moose had not one, not two, but THREE birthday celebrations. {Fitting, since it was his third birthday and all.} So this layout is a summary of those and has THREE banners {sort of}. :) I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock for some added texture and Jillibean Spotted Owl patterned paper. I just cut around the shapes in the paper to make my banners. I added some fibers and twine to make the banners stand out a little bit.

I had a lot of journaling, so I added a KI Memories pocket to hold it all and created journal cards from white cardstock. I just punched the number "3" from the patterned paper and added a decorative edge with a border punch. I dressed up the pocket with some fiber from my banner on the left side of the layout and my SMASH date stamp {it's a little blurry but it's his birthday and says 'this deserves a fist bump'-he loves fist bumps right now}.

Can't tell you how pleased I am with how this turned out! I will definitely be pulling out the banners again soon!


  1. Very cute! I love the banners and especially that little pocket for your journaling.

  2. Raising both hands to say I LOVE BANNERS! LOL!! Great job on the layout!

  3. I love those colors and I'm going to have to snag your pom pom banner idea, it's my favorite one!

  4. Love the banners! I can see why you are so happy with them :)

  5. Looks great! Lovin' the banners! :)

  6. fantastic blog....thanks for sharing the lovely Banners design....
    Banner Stand

  7. LOVE that blue pom pom trim!! So glad I found your blog, I'm really enjoying going back through your posts!