April 5, 2014

BANNER BIRTHDAY

Today is my dad's birthday! <Happy Birthday, Dad!>

He always enjoys receiving my special handmade birthday cards. So . . . 


For Sale-A-Bration, I had gotten these darling little banner stamps as well as their matching punch. I stamped them in Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Rich Razzleberry. Within my abundant button stash, I found miscellaneous buttons that matched pretty well. So I added the coordinating color of button underneath each banner with Glue Dots.


From a really old Stampin' Success, I found a technique, Faux Suede. That's how I did the background piece cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits. To jazz up the edges, I paper pierced with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. 

I decided to jazz it up even further by hand sewing a long stitch through all the pierced holes with crochet cotton. I started and ended at the peak on the right side. When I finished, I used the excess thread to tie a snappy bow.

As you can see, the Island Indigo base was embossed with the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 32 of the Occasions Mini). 


To add the final pizzazz, I stamped some Summer Starfruit chevrons with one of the stamps that came in the MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN. (The cutest Paper Pumpkin EVER in my opinion!)


Well, I sure hope you enjoyed this little foray through a bit of my dad's birthday mail!

Banner
Smiles.



12 comments:

  1. Love your card, it's so sweet! Pinning for later

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  2. Oh my gosh. This. This is the reason I want to start making cards. They're so much better hand made!

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  3. Too cute! Love, love, love the bunting and chevron! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Show-licious Craft and Recipe party. Pinned!

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  4. That is so cute. I hope your Dad had a great Birthday. Are we going to have a stamp-in this month? Or do I just come up and bug you on a day off?

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  5. I love how quick and easy this card looks, going to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Designing Dee

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  6. I love this! Quick, easy, and fun!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  7. What a cute card...pinworthy;) Thank you!

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  8. Linda this card is adorable! I love the colors too. Pinning to my paper-crafts board.

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  9. hi there, here via dream to reality - love this card. Your dad probably looks forward to all your fun cards. I love paper too. If you have a chance to visit my blog I would love it...

    have a great crafty week
    tina

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  10. So cute! I love all the fun details.
    I'm hosting a series right now all about yarn projects. I'd love to have you link up anything you've made involving yarn/twine!
    Yarn it All! Link Party on Bugaboo Blog

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  11. Wow! What a stunning card! I'm sure your dad loved it! hank you so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On: Thinking Spring! Happy Easter!

    ~Abby =)

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