A Banner Sketch to Inspire You

Have fun stringing up a banner for this sketch layout.  Create a playful page using scraps of patterned paper to create it.  Try adding alphabet stickers on it, too, as part of your title.

Don’t limit yourself to the photo sizes on the sketch.  As you can see in the last two examples below, you can easily make this sketch work with just about any size photos.  Enjoy!

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“Handmade with Love”

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES   Noel Mignon February kit: Charm school; Crate Paper-Paper Heart Collection, Friendship; Mist- Studio Calio- Sunshine; Elle’s Studio-Turquoise Pennants, Date Tidbits, Lil’ Snippets: This week-teal. Pennants-True Love; Buttons- Crate Paper: Random Buttons; Chipboard Alphabet- Studio Calico: Teal; Stickers- October Afternoon: Mini Market Teal and Cream; Yellow and White Twine-October Afternoon: Sidewalk Wrap Pack

Designer’s Notes: 

When I first saw this sketch, my initial thought was I wanted to mask the journaling area. I love how this turned out. I brought the yellow through the page with the misting. I like how it helped fill in the white space of this sketch just right. I used a Jenni Bowlin package backing to get this masked effect. I am really loving teal, yellow and kraft together, and it was the perfect colors for this sketch and the photographs I planned to use for this. The photographs were taken on my IPhone, and enhanced using Magic hour App, which is one of my favorites to use with my IPhone pictures.

“Wonderful You”

Designed by Christine Ousley

SOURCES  Patterned Paper:  Authentique; Cardstock: Authentique, Bo Bunny; Cardstock Diecuts: Authentique; Twine: Jillibean;  Diecuts: Silhouette (Title and Journaling Block), Kerri Bradford (Scalloped border); Diecut machine: Silhouette

Designer’s Notes: 

I love my diecut machines.  There are so many wonderful files to cut and the best thing about it is that I can totally customize the size, color, paper, and look of them.  Everything on my layout matches perfectly, which I love, plus I get so many wonderful ideas just looking at all the diecut files that are on the market.  They are a great inspiration and creative jump start to my page designs.


“Tractor Boy”

Designed by Chrissy Greenman

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Paper and Embellishments: Jillibean Soup.  Pen: Zig.  Stitching Tools: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy.  Twine, Thread, and Tag.

Designer’s Notes: 

When I saw this sketch I immediately thought, “It’s so pretty!”  After going through my pictures I decided on some of my son riding a tractor.  Since “pretty” and “boy” don’t mix I decided to change little details in the sketch to make it work for my boyish pictures.  First, I changed the curvy banners under the title to a straight row of them and added another row on the right side of the pictures.  Then, I changed the lace border shown under the title to a larger circle border.  I also picked colors that would have more of a masculine feel!  Don’t be afraid to change small details of a sketch to make them work for your pictures!

“Cape Otway”

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper, Chipboard Elements + Brad: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection) | Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts (Meadow) | Twine | Clear Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Edge), 7Gypsies (Swirl + Text) , Studio Calico (Camera), Hero Arts (Bicycle) | Ink: Versamark, Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Corner Rounder: Zutter | Die: Papertrey Ink (Circles) | Marker: Staedler

Designer’s Notes: 

The original sketch has four 3″ squares. Once I decided what pictures to use for this page, the squares wouldn’t work for mine. I kept the overall size of the collage the same, but changed the individual sizes to fit my pictures. To create interest and depth into my background I delved into my stamp collection and created my own unique cardstock with several different stamps.

“Winter Season”

Designed by Virginia Wong

SOURCES  Bazzill (kraft cardstock); Pink Paislee (pattern paper, die cuts, dimensional elements); Maya Road (sheer snowflakes); Kaisercraft (pearls); May Arts (twine); stitching; WRMK Chomper

Designer’s Notes: 

For a uniquely styled banner, consider using a series of die cuts. Line up the diet cuts to your liking. Adhere using pop dots and then carefully slide the twine or ribbon under the die cut and pop dot. Voila! A banner in minutes!

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  1. They are all great and I like “Wonderful You” the best. The background is really cool.