Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birthday Banner for the July Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the July Pals Blog Hop to celebrate the 2013-2015 In Colors! Are you ready to see wonderful creations made with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana? We all love to make these projects, so we hope you enjoy viewing them.   

You should have just left stop number {17} on the Pals Hop - Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner.  I'm stop {18} on the hop, so you're in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.  Here's what I came up with this month using the New In Colors!

I love making banners with punches, especially for birthday cards!  My card today features a little variation on the New Artisan Label Punch.  I layered several punched images to create my birthday banner - the Artisan Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  Stampin' Dimensionals add some depth to each element on each pennant!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • My sentiment comes from the Perfectly Penned Stamp set.  A little bling dots the { i } for an added touch!
  • The Epic Day This and That DSP has notebook paper that's just perfect for the backdrop of my card.  I love the numbers at the top - perfect for birthdays!

  • To create my banner, I started by punching out three pieces of card stock using the Artisan Label Punch

  • Then using my Paper Snips, I trimmed away the sides (at an angle) to create a banner.
  • Rather than string my banner with twine or ribbon, I simply added Rhinestone Jewels where each connected!  But you could easily punch holes and hang your banner on your creations!

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned Clear-Mount (122892)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (131178)
Paper:  Epic Day This and That DSP (130814)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), In Color Assortment (131200)
Embellishments:  In Color Boutique Details (130938), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481)
Tools:  Artisan Label Punch (130920), 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (129404), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
Finished Size:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

The next stop is Angie Blake at Angie's Musings, stop number {19} on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  3. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  6. Laurie Chilton at Stampin Ink
  7. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  11. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  13. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  18. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Shirley Sumption at Look At My Cute Stuff
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit


  1. Very clever way to use the Artisan Punch! A fabulous card!

  2. Oh so clever! The banner is adorable - love the card!

  3. Great job! Love the banner and the instructions too. TFS

  4. Love the creativity and beautiful card!!

  5. How fun to see that punch used in a different way! I love the banner across your card, great touch.

  6. Just adorable!! Very creative!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  7. very crafty using the punches for a banner. the added embellishments really bring the card "to life".

    hugs, m

  8. Such a creative way to build a banner. Love the different ways to use the Stampin Up punches. TFS

  9. Thanks ladies for all the kind words! You're the best!

  10. Oh Kari what a beautiful card! What a creative idea to turn that artisan punch into a banner. LOVE it! :)

  11. kari love seeing unique ideas with the cards - this was unique!

  12. What a really cute way to make the banner!! Love the rhinestones. I think the banner pieces look like little coffee cups, that would also make a cute card! TFS

  13. Super darling! Love that the banner is a little different - how clever!


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