Here is a step by step using the fabulous Carta Bella Alphabet Junction papers from My2angels.net - beautiful quality - if you love My minds Eye and Crate paper quality papers - you will love these!!
So for this layout of Lachlan when he was a baby I have used the Carta Bella Dear little Dots paper - I have used the blue reverse side for my background.
I have then cut large flag shapes from Delightful stripe, Simple scallops and Ive used the reverse side of simple scallops for the third flag. I have then distressed all the edges and run ink around the edges before doodling on the edges.
I have then used Bakers twine to thread them together - you will need a good strong needle! As I have looped the twine I have also added the cool lollipop charm and the Make a Wish tag from the Birthday Boy green Presents embellishments . This gives additonal interest and dimension to the banner.
I have then cut a selection of hexagons from the Honeycomb paper and I have added some to the middle banner and some to the bottom right side of the layout...
I have then selected a range of stickers from the Alphabet Junction sticker sheet and added them to the edges of the photo and also to decorate the flags.
I also used the coordinating Alpha stickers for the title
Finally add some journalling and you are done..... awesome papers with such versatility I can use these over and over .....Pop inMy2angels.net and tell Tracy I said Hi - she always has a bonus freebie on offer too!!!!