Wednesday, January 19, 2011

StampinB #94 - Banner Challenge

Oh, I had so much fun with this challenge. Emily Keaton is the hostess of the Stampin B's Design Team challenge this week and she wanted us to include a banner of some kind on our card. Emily makes cards with the prettiest pennants and I've been wanting to try it for a while. I noticed on Emily's blog a bit back that she had found an easier way to make a pennant and that was with a diamond punch. Of course, I quickly put in an order for one because I couldn't find one in Hobby Lobby or Michael's. It came in time to make this fun card and I really had a blast with it. I just punched the diamond shape and folded it half. Next time, I think I will use paper that isn't quite so thick and they will make a neater fold.  I trimmed a couple of them down with my scissors just to make them smaller.

I do love the paper I used but have no idea what it is. I think I bought it at a scrapbook store or my sis may have given it to me from a pad.  It is so cheerful and I thought perfect for this card. The complete card..pennants and gifts are all matching papers. I stamped the image on my designer paper  and cut it out. I strung my pennants on twine and added a button with the same twine.

Hope you'll join us this week with your banner. Just post to the SCS gallery or from your blog using the inlinkz tool on the Stampin B's blog.

My card is also entered into this challenge"
Craft Your Passion #41 Button Up-real or faux

Stamps: Stampin'Up! Happy Moments
Paper-unknown designer paper, PTI white cardstock
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Fiskars diamond punch, red and white twine from Mark's Finest Papers, Spellbinders rectangle nestabilitie, button and rhinestone


Joanne (jojot) said...

the perfect pennant....I really struggled on this one...but then came around to liking the results.....your card is such a Happy b'day card....will bring a smile to the celebration for sure

Marisa said...

Fun, fun, fun, Benzi :) Great banner card.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, what a completely fantastic card, Benzi!!! I just love your pennant banner--the different sizes of pennants look amazing. Why didn't I think of that? I'm going to copy your idea for sure now!! And I LOVE the colors and those pretty {unknown} papers--and the fact that your present wrapping matches the background papers! Well done. :)

Carol L said...

How fun, festive and cute!! I've never attempted to make a banner before, so maybe this is the time to try one! I just love that cute cake image, the bling, and the button accent too! Great card!!

Pam~ said...

So bright and cheery and your banner is rockin' this card!

I just heard on the radio that we could have ice ... ugh! You posted the perfect card today ... just makes you think of spring!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous banner card - love the bright colors!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is fab!! Love the DP they are so cheery!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Bonnie said...

What a bright, happy card! When I look at this, I love DP, but when I pull it out, it scares me to death! I think I need to get over that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So darn cute! Emily told me yesterday that you had that diamond punch now; I need one as well. I have the stamp set you used here, and I've never inked it. It looks adorable with all these happy colors.

Davi said...

Fabulous!! I love pennants and these are so fun!!

Julie said...

Brenda I LOVE this bright cheerful card!!! I love the pennant and the button with twine! Love that combo of DP too!

I've been loving all the pennant cards - really NEED to make one! I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of your new diamond punch!

Stephanie said...

Very cute! I love the banner and paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.