Birthday Banner

     Posted by Lori on March 22, 2015

This week we had the sweetest gal come in the store and she was looking for a birthday banner.  I have a banner hanging on the wall in the store, and she said she wanted one similar to it.  At first I thought she wanted to make it herself, but as I was helping her pick out papers, I realized that she wanted us to make it for her.  I was very pleased that she had the confidence in us, especially when this was for her son’s first birthday party … and she wanted to keep it and hang it in on his bedroom wall.

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She told us that he had received a little vintage airplane as a gift, so she wanted the banner to focus around traveling, vintage airplanes and colors for a little boy.  If possible, she wanted a few vintage airplanes to put up on the wall for added decoration.

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Now I had no vintage airplanes in the store at all, so I called on my good friend Barb to ask her if she could help me out and cut me a few with her silhouette.  I gave her some different papers and off she went that day returning with these vintage planes the next day.  Aren’t they awesome!!!

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I made a pattern for the banner pendant, cut the chipboard backings and patterned paper and handed those pieces over to Chantel.  I had a few appointments that day, so Verena, another good friend, came in to help wherever she could.  I must say that we all had a lot of fun giving input for the final result.

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Verena had a brilliant idea to put propellers on the planes, but low and behold, shortly after she thought of that idea, she also had to run off … so it was very fortunate for us that Anne, another great friend, was there and quickly jumped in to find a propeller that would work.

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A total group project … I love how it turned out … but I must say … the very best part was texting a few pictures of the final banner to the Mom to tell her it was ready to be picked up.  Her reply made it all so worthwhile …

Ooooo WOW …. I am amazed.  You have done an awesome job.  Thank you so much.  I love it.

It’s days like this that make me realize how blessed I am to be doing the job I do.

5 Comments so far

  1. Chelsea March 22, 2015 8:10 am

    That looks awesome!!!  And group effort is right!! Lol.

  2. Kim March 22, 2015 8:17 am

    The banner and planes look amazing !!  Loved reading about it became a group project !!!!

  3. Anne C March 22, 2015 8:56 am

    They turned out great!

  4. Barbara March 22, 2015 5:34 pm

    Great idea about the propellers. Never thought of that.  Thanks Verena.

  5. Norine March 23, 2015 2:15 pm

    Oh my goodness this is so cute!!  I don’t plan to show Paul.  He’ll want one of his own, with all those planes, LOL!!

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