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Back to School Banners Layout

Have you ever tried to create a banner page? I attempted to stretch my creativity with a banner design for a back-to-school scrapbook layout. It required me to learn a new way to balance a design and create flow across a page. Today, I am going to share this new layout design with you and a few things that I learned.

SUPPLIES: Story Teller Cocoa Vanilla, Sunflower Perspextives, Bee Perspextives, Adventure Cut File, Numbers Borders Die, Saltwater Taffy Spray, Mustard Seed Spray, Uncharted Mariner Spray, WeRMemoryKeepers Punch, Sanding Block, Die Release Tool, Adhesive Foam Sheets, Foam Dots, Bearly Art Glue, Glassboard (Save 20% with Carrie20), Photo Printer, Sewing Machine, Canva

I selected a background pattern from Cocoa Vanilla with a simple design and multiple colors. Both children in the photos are going into teaching, and the plus signs felt like they would fit the theme.

As I was selecting colors for the banners, I had to determine which colors from the background to use. I knew that the title would be blue, so I backed the photos in the same color. I added a green, peach, and yellow banner to the page and popped them up with adhesive sheets.

To avoid overwhelming the eye, I choose ephemera in like colors on each of the banners and added a sunflower to each one of them. The sunflowers were layered with floral die cuts to keep them from looking like they were just floating alone on the banners.

I also added some die cuts with phrases onto the banners. To make them look like they were part of the hanging elements, I punch holes at the top and tied them to the banners with twine.

With the banner going in a horizontal direction, I felt like I needed something to balance it out vertically. Using the title, some bee perspextives, and ephemera I created a vertical strip of elements down the center.

The title was created with a cut file and cut out from paper and cardstock with my Cricut. I added a strip of numbers off to right and a book below to add to the teaching theme. To give this area a little more weight, I added some leaves, hearts, stickers, and an adorable little acrylic bee.

In my process video, I share how I balanced out the page with all of these elements.

I learned quite a bit on my first attempt at a banner page including how to find balance, how to create the look of hanging elements, and how to add vertical pieces. This was a fun page to make and it required me to stretch myself a little. 

I hope that this project inspired you. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies used, please feel free to leave me a comment.

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