Meagan’s Crazy About: Banners!


In case you haven’t noticed, I love banners! I try to have one in almost every kit I make! They’re a fun layering element that we can attach all kinds of shapes on! Check out some interesting ways my creative team have used banners!

1. Use to frame a photo! the most common way of using a banner is to drape it in front of the photo. Makes for a great accent and focus on the photo!

130318-colin-cleaning Layout by Lisa using Open Wide

Wendy_March05_smaller_zps116b2ccf Layout by Wendy using Yo Ho!

July8_LittleDentistsGALLERY Layout by Meagan using Open Wide and Bursting to Life Templates

2. Use it to draw the eye across the layout. I love it when banners go off the page on both sides. It really pulls the eye across the page.

a854d9256b8c Layout by Katya using My Big Day

July_11_ReynoldsfriendsGallery Layout by Meagan using Bliss

3. Don’t be afraid to play around with the orientation! My creative team isn’t afraid to turn the banner on it’s side or completely upside down for a fresh take!

Martina_openwide_small_zps1aba5ffb Layout by Martina using Open Wide

katya_lovethislife_small_zpsee9b91b7 Layout by Katya using Bucket List

maidofhonordress600 Layout by Kari using Something Borrowed, Something Blue

4. Use the banner as a title or word art. Banners are fun when you can write letters on them or make them part of the title of your layout!

jenn_storybookcircus-1 Layout by Jenn using Under the Big Top– banner came with “Circus” on it

lindsayAustin-8th-bday-party-med_zps8e49575d Layout by Lindsay using My Big Day– banner came with “Happy Birthday” written on it

5. Get creative as to what counts as a “banner”. Charms and ropes can be banners too. Doilies, hearts, beads, etc. Get creative with your banners!

christelle_Where-oceans-meet-248 Layout by Christelle using Set Sail

6. Use the banners as a border. Double up the banner to make it reach across the whole page or as page corners!

Jenn_Easter-Basket-megscEM-didineVol19_zps7e8ca21c Layout by Jenn using Easter Morning

dana_ap Layout by Dana using Americana Pride

I hope you got some inspiration of some different ways you could use banners! Happy Scrapping!



  1. Love these ideas! I also enjoy putting banners on pages. Will have to try these! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great ideas! Thank you!

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