Thursday, August 25, 2011

HSS Banner Bash Theme Challenge #81

Banners are all the rage lately.  If you haven't seen Stampin' Up!'s new Pennant Parade stamp set and coordinating punch, you have got to take a look!  It makes putting a mini banner together a snap.

My card also showcases 4 of the 5 new In Colors from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  Stampin' Up! has a wonderful color pallet and a variety of accessories that color coordinate, so it's easy to put together a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item such as a decorated box or treat bag.

Notice the cross-stitch on the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border; my favorite way to use this punch!  I just sewed up one side diagonally and came back down the other.  For the white scallop trim, I punched another strip, cut it in half length-wise and adhered it to either side of the Island Indigo piece.  I makes a cute little trim peeking out.

Stamps:  Pennant Parade (122740 [W]; 122742 [C]), Create a Cupcake (121915 [W]; 121982 [C]), Itty Bitty Bits (117056 [W]; 120060 [C]), Party This Way (118744 [W]; 120609 [C])
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder
Paper:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Baker's Twine (124262), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle Punch (119873), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Embroidery needle.

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  1. Renae, LOVE the cupcakes on the pennants. Such a perfect idea for the theme of the card. Love the color choices. Aren't the new In-Colors the best? All the accents are perfect, the stitching is a neat addition. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  2. Great card! I love how you used the little cupcakes to tie it all together! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. Okay....I so need to do the stitching thing with that punch! I have only played with that punch a couple times, but definitely gonna have to try the twine through it. Great idea!!! Yes...banners are all the rage!! Love the cupcakes and the color combo, too! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments....

  4. I love your In-Color combo! So fresh and fun! The cupcake stamped images are perfect for the pennants and coordinate so well with the punched cupcake. I'll have to try stitching the with the Dotted Scallop Border punch. Great idea! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Great color combo. So fresh and fun! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


  6. Fabby color combo and the cupcake is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)