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DIY: Make an Envelope Banner with SEI

Banners, banners and more banners! They're so in right now! From scrapbooking to home decor, they're all sorts for places for banners to take center stage. You can hang them above windows, doors, beds, buffets, mantels and in an arch. I've had my valentine decor up since the beginning of January, since I love all the pretty colors. 

This month's theme is stationery, so I made this banner out of envelopes using SEI's January card kit, Think of Me. Yes, that's right--card kit! In addition to the glorious, lush patterned paper collections, SEI also has a variety of CLUB SEI kits, from scrapbooking to cardmaking to paper crafting. Check them out here-you're going to love them.

Think of Me is the deliciousness of a yummy cupcake mixed with the prettiness of a field of flowers. I just ADORE this collection--Pretty colors, the fabulous quality paper that SEI is known for, and adorable embellishments, like the die cuts I used in the banner.

Interlaced with the envelopes are precious die cuts from Think of Me that are nostalgic, and double as journaling cards on the back.  

Since, I have a banner of hearts hanging in both my dining area and powder room, I hung my banner on the door in our bedroom. It like that it adds a lot of pretty color. I created a second stitched banner that I feel visually anchors the envelope banner a little more. Below, you can see my banner, and some images that inspired the design.

Wanna make this banner for yourself? It's super easy--let me show you how.

|1| Punch heart and starbursts from patterned paper, and set them aside for the stitched garland.

|2| Die cut envelopes of various shapes and designs and assemble.

|3| Trim some ribbon and adhere under the envelope flaps, layering pretty die cuts and vellum pennants  on top and behind the envelopes.

|4| Use your sewing machine, and stitch punched hearts and starburst. 

Banners are one of my favorite decor items for the holidays, I just switch them out for each holiday. What are some of your favorite holiday decor items? 

Stay tuned this month for more paper-crafting projects that fit the theme of stationery! See ya soon!

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