Wednesday, June 29, 2011

[The Craft's Meow] July Release Day 3 - It's a Banner Day

First off, *Thank You* to each of you for all your sweet comments. They really made my day and it's always nice to hear what elements on the cards catch each person's eye. Secondly, did you like Life is a Carnival? You know you wanna get it... ;)

Today's preview at The Craft's Meow July Release is a small stamp set that will give you lots of bang for your buck. I love banners; I love alphabets & fonts - so this one is a good set to have in your stash. It's another Nina B Designs stamp set called It's a Banner Day. So let's get a our party hats out and celebrate, right?


Baby Girl
Stamps: (Nina B Designs - It's a Banner Day) The Craft's Meow
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - White, Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink; (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Spun Sugar) Ranger; (Brilliance - Pearlescent Beige) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (White Thread) Gütermann; (Rustic Cream Twine) Papertrey Ink


Major confession time: When I saw this stamp set I was excited - can't have enough banners. But I was clueless how to showcase this set. A banner strung across with some pattern paper is a tad too straightforward. I wanted to do more for this little guy, you know? That's when it hit me...

Create a fun background using the letters. White ink on pink is always great. I love the soft, sweet color. Add some zig-zag stitching around the card and I had a great base. At this point I was stuck again...what next? So I took out some Antique Linen to distress the edge without a real reason. Hey - I do my best thinking when procrastinating some ;)


Baby Girl

Four-piece banner made me think of four letter words - totally irrational because you can cut them apart, which I eventually did ;) But yes, with many friends being preggers, the phrase "Baby Girl" just popped into my head. I stamped the banner frames in Pearlescent Beige, added the letters and cut each banner out. Distressed the edges with some matching pink ink and strung them together with twine. Time to go hanging the banners up...:)

So if you would like to win this wee little darling stamp, get your party spirit on and leave a little love on the DT's blogs. You never know from whose blog we'll draw a lucky winner. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight / 1:00 am Eastern tomorrow to make the rounds and leave comments.
You'll want to see how each Design Team member celebrates...!

21 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Ren-Yi! Sweet adorable card for a baby girl. I esp love the alpha background for this card! {smile}

Jennifer Scull said...

oh so adorable in all its pink glory! :)

Miesje said...

Great, great card! Love the stitching and the DP. Great baby card!

Sandra said...

very sweet!
Sandra ltb

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Awww such a cutie, love this card and the stitching :) TFS take care :)

Helen said...

What a gorgeous baby girl card! Love it!

Sue D said...

Very sweet and I like the background you made.

Carol said...

Super super cute card! Love the stitching TFS

Tanya said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I really love how you stamped the background, great use of the letters. And I always love banners, though I have not tried any yet.

Renee VanEpps said...

So cute, love the soft pinks and browns!

Emily Keaton said...

What a creative approach to this fun set! I love how you used it to create your background. Those colors are perfect!!

Heather said...

Such a gorgeous card, what a great baby card and it would be so easy to make this for a boy too!

Mrs Ham said...

You have done a wonderful job showcasing this stamp set. I love the background you created with the letters.

Chunyuan said...

It is adorable baby card. Love the background you created with the stamp set.

Helen L said...

Great card, and I especially like the background paper that you made. Until I read your post, I thought it was purchased paper: great job!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a sweet & adorable card, Ren-Yi! BTW, are you going to CHA this year? Would love to meet up again if you're going.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Very sweet card!! I like how you've glitzed up the banners and very impressed with the way you connected the banners to the twine. Very impressive!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Sammibug said...

Cute, cute, cute! love it! Fab baby girl card!

Betty Neville said...

Really sweet baby card! Love the pink!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Very sweet card...adorable!

Belinda said...

Awww, so sweet! Yay for pink!

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