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February 2012

Valentines Banners

Hi friends.  Today my topic is banners.   This week I used my Spellbinders Pennant dies (2 sets: Nested Pennants and Lacey Pennants) to make two banners and a card. 

Pennant-3-BearsFor my first banner I used new papers from Doodlebug (Sweet Cakes) and Basic Grey (Kissing Booth) plus the three bears from the new Penny Black “Raindrops and Kisses” set to make a colorful and cute Valentine banner.  I chose coordinating cardstocks, die cut the scalloped background pennants (largest size) and mounted the colorful die cut pennants on top.    I then die cut circles and hearts and added the bears which I colored with Copic markers.  To display the banner I strung wired string through the scalloped holes in the top of each pennant leaving extra on each end.  I added buttons and bows for a final colorful punch!  Hint: I enhanced the bear’s “U” with Enamel Accents in white from Ranger.

Pennant-HeartMy next banner is a card!  I die cut the second largest lacey pennant from gray cardstock and the pennant in white.  Then I stamped the pennant in Hero Arts Antique Flower Background (so pretty!) using Angel Pink Memento ink and decorated it with the coordinating “Nestabling” clear crystals from Want-2-Scrap.  Finish the card by stamping the sentiment (Penny Black “Raindrops and Kisses”) and die cutting it with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.  The final touch was to add a few crystal hearts (Amuse).  A lovely card for a loved one!


Love-Pink-GreyI loved the pink and gray combination so much that I made a banner of 5 pennants using the same combo of colors.  I die cut the pennants and decorated them with the same Antique Flower Background stamp from Hero Arts.  Next I die cut a pink and gray hearts (Spellbinders nested hearts plain and scalloped) for the center panel and decorated the heart with a matching pink pearl heart from Want2Scrap. I finished the other panels with die cut circles (Spellbinders) and die cut “LOVE” letters (ironically I chose Spellbinders Romance alpha which is now retired).  I plan to give this banner to my friends Casey and Kris who are celebrating their first Valentines as newlyweds.

The Cat's Pajamas "Admit One" clear stamp set


Here's a bithday card I made with the TCP ticket set.  The tickets are line up so you can easily die cut a strip of tickets.  Here I cut three tickets and decorated them with some of the stamps in the set.  The "8" is for the child's age, but you could easily stamp the actual birthday too. It's qucik and easy and any child would love it!  The colorful paper is Basic Grey.  If you like this set let me know and I will hold one for you -- they are extrememly popular and have sold out several times!

Memory Box Savannah Die


This unassuming border die might not catch your eye the first time you se it, but look at the impact it adds to this card.  Of course the paper is gorgeous (Pink Pasilee Nantucket collection), but the die really adds a beautiful finishing touch to a quick card.  Finish it with your sentiment of choice (mine is by Memory Box too).



Too cute.  For this card (which is a reproduciton of one I saw on the Memory Box blog) I used the Twiggy Tree and the Puffy Clouds dies.  They key to making it is to die cut a bunch of clouds and arrange them behind the tree.  Then pop up the other clouds on top.  You will also cut away any branches you don't see in this photo.


This card is also adapted from on I saw on their blog altough I added the Twiggy tree in the foreground which I think adds a nice perspective.  Making this card is a little tedious, but worth it when you see the finished card.  I use Glossy or Matte Accents by Ranger as my wet adhesive and I apply it with a toothpick.  The dies used in this card are: Small Madison Window, Small Window Box, Wildflower Patch, Ivy Tendrils and Nestled Bird from PoppyStamps and Twiggy Tree from Memory Box.

Have a great weekend and stop by and see what’s in store for you at The Stamp Act!