Fluttering Heart Banner Tutorial from Sarah at Alderberry Hill.

Hello, everyone!  I hope you liked the Love Mail post from yesterday.  Today I am so excited to have a guest visiting.  Sarah is a long time friend of The Southern Institute.  She started linking up with The Creative Me Linky many months ago, and I always loved seeing what she shared with us.  She is a true creative talent!  Today she’ll continue our Valentine theme with a quick craft that you’re going to love!

I’d like to give a big HELLO! to all of Jenny’s readers here at The Southern Institute and an even bigger THANKS! to Jenny for inviting me to guest post here on her lovely blog today.

I have to say, I am beyond thrilled to be here!

My name is Sarah and I blog over at

Alderberry Hill


Today I am going to share with you a pretty Valentine’s Banner that you can make in about 20 minutes, we all like an easy craft right?

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill III

Here’s what you will need to make your Fluttering Heart Banner.

3 – 12 x 12 Sheets of scrapbooking paper

Heart template {or Silhouette Machine}

A hole punch

Twine or Ribbon

Sewing Machine & Thread {or a bone folder & hot glue gun}

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill IV

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the hearts using this file. If you don’t have a Silhouette you can draw a heart onto cardstock, cut it out and use it as your template to cut the other hearts – you will need 18 hearts in total.

Here is my Silhouette screen with the heart file open. I resized to my liking and just copied and pasted so I had 6 hearts per page.

Fluttering Heart Banner

Once you have all of your hearts cut out you can stack them in 6 piles of 3, be sure to alternate the patterns.

Here is where the sewing machine comes in handy. Take each pile of 3 and sew a straight vertical line through the centre of the hearts. Now they are attached with a pretty seam. Fold the top two hearts to create that 3D look.

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill I

If you do not have a sewing machine just use a bone folder to create a score line down the middle and fold, use tiny drops of hot glue to attach the 3 hearts together.

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill II

Now hole punch the top of the hearts and string your twine or ribbon through for hanging.


Quick, simple and exceptionally beautiful.

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill V

I choose to make my banner 6 hearts long but you can make it as long as you need or want.

Fluttering Heart Banner - Alderberry Hill VI

Happy Valentines Crafting Everyone!

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Thanks again Jenny for having me, I had fun!

The honor was all mine, Sarah!  That heart banner is beautiful!  Please do make sure to link up with Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill, everyone!  It’s a great party with lots of crafty inspiration to be found… you’re going to love it.  See you back here tomorrow at The Southern Institute.


  1. kellie says:

    So pretty!! I really like the 3D aspect of it. And I love the paisley paper!

  2. Yay! Thanks for having me!

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