Thursday, March 29, 2012

"He Is Risen" Banner


I am so EXCITED to share with you my latest project!  I finished it up last night and I'm just so pleased with how it turned out.  
I have seen many "spring" banners and have seen a few "He Is Risen" banners.  Considering some of my technical limits...and size restraits...I printed out the letters onto burlap.  You can find that tutorial here.  I wanted to sew them onto script of some sort.  
 
I have this Young People's Hymnal, and the pages were the perfect size, so I decided to sacrifice 11 of it's pages.  I know...it's cool...1900!
So I chose carefully, and found hymns that I knew and saved the ones I remember singing at Easter for the plain pages that act as spaces.
Using black thread, I sewed the burlap to the pages.  Then I attached the pages to cardstock.  I used my handy dandy glue gun to attach the jute...just one dot on the back of the cardstock.  

The pages were already perfectly aged!  I love the way it turned out!!
Here are a few more pics...







michellepaige

52 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! Look at that old hymnal!

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    1. I love the inscription..."not to be taken from the Church". Oooooppps! Love to you, sweet girl!

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  2. I love it! The hymnal matches the message...and it all comes together so beautifully with the burlap and your mantle. Thank you so much for linking this up! I truly appreciate your participation in "Cowgirl Up!" and I hope you'll join us again next week.
    Hugs,
    ♥Linsey

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    1. Thank you so much Linsey! I love your party!! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I just love the hymn pages! Will you link it up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to include your banner! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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    1. Linked up...thank you so much!! Love to you!

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  4. The burlap and hymn pages are a lovely combination! Thanks so much for linking up at the Spring Fling linky party! <3
    igottacreate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Christina! So glad to have found you and excited to follow!!

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  5. I love, love love this, such a fantastic idea. Thank you for beautiful inspiration x

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    1. awwww....thank you Grace! I love that we can inspire each other! Sure makes this journey much more fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Penny! It's my first banner, and I do love it too!

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  7. Your blog is beautiful, just as in the title. Thanks for stopping by. I am following you now.

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    1. Thank you Patty! It's so exciting to find new blog friends! Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  8. Wow! I'm really loving that!! I think you mixed the perfect elements to make it an amazing addition to your beautiful mantle. Sooooo glad you shared it with us for Pearls and Lace thursday so I could find your blog! I'm your newest follower and I've linked my post to your party as well! Off to add you link to the parties lineup!!
    blessings, Doni

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    1. So glad you like it Doni! Sometimes a project just comes together, and it's so fun when it does! Excited to have found you as well!

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  9. What a great idea...love the look of your banner.

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    1. Thank you!! Glad you like it and I appreciate you commenting!

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  10. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. I love love love this! The banner came out great and the message is awesome.

    Im going to poke around your site some more. I would love for you share this at my Friday Link Up!

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    1. Thank you Kelley!! Appreciate your invitation...I'm linked up!

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  11. oh wow...how perfect for Easter!!! it looks beautiful on your mantel!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    almost Easter!! happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much! I may keep the banner up after Easter...:) Appreciate the follow!

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  12. Gorgeous idea! Thanks do much for the lovely visit. Happy new follower, hoping you'll link to my party today C:

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  13. Thank you Jane! Will do...appreciate the invite...always love a party!!

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  14. Janis, I love this banner! It truly reflects the spirit of Easter. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

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  15. I love your banner! Love that it states exactly why we celebrate Easter! I would love for you to share it at my party next Tuesday at Jillify It.

    I just linked up a project... Thanks for hosting!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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    1. Appreciate the invite Jill! Got it all fixed!! Appreciate your understanding! Enjoying your party and finding new friends!!

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  16. Janis... this is such a beautiful banner! Thanks so much for joining us at our link party this week! We hope you will join us again tomorrow night!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  17. This is lovely! Great way to keep real reason for this holiday in perspective...Jesus! Great job!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!! Appreciate you stopping by! I love it too, for that reason as well!

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  18. gorgeous!!! I just got heaps of old sheet music and hymnals that our church was throwing out- so I am set!

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    1. Deanne...I'm so jealous! I'll have to keep my eye out for more! Can't wait to see what you create!

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  19. Absolutely lovely! I am doing this project for Easter. It is nice and subtle way to proclaim my faith for the non-believers who will be coming for Easter Brunch to our house. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. So glad you like it! He is Risen indeed!!

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  20. I love your mantel. It is so pretty. I have mine and my husbands hymnals from when we were kids.

    Cynthia
    clochesandlavender

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! I appreciate your comment! How fortunate of you to still have those! Wow!!

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  21. I featured your lovely banner today! Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! --Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-and-springtime-banners.html

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  22. oh, i just love your banner! perfect! :)

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  23. This banner is absolute perfection! The message, the hymn, the burlap on the pages-OH MY! I LOVE it! I am a big banner fan, and this one is the best! I'm a new Linky friend! Nice to meet you :)
    Sheila http://swirlygirldreamsndecor.wordpress.com/

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    1. Nice to meet you too Sheila! And thank you for your sweet comment! So glad you like it! It's my first banner, and I do love the way they look on a mantle!

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  24. You were featured! Come and grab a button!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Thanks so much Stacey for the feature!! Love your blog and your party!!

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  25. This is the cutest and most inspirational banner. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww Paula....thank you! I adore your blog and I just linked up! Didn't know you had a party on Wednesdays...appreciate your invite!!

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  26. Janis, love your banner, and I featured it at Cowgirl Up, so come see and grab a featured button if you like!!

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  27. Dear Janis; I just had to let you know how your idea has blessed me. I wanted to do something crafty for my sis's in Christ so I had a craft party with your "he is risen" craft as the feature. Needless to say, it was a total hit with even the non-crafters! I would have taken pics if i had known how much fun we'd have...next year I will. Thank you for sharing Christ, and I can't wait to come back and support what you are doing many, many times.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. Your words have blessed me beyond measure!! Blessings to you and your friends! <3 Janis

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