Friday, January 13, 2017

Birthday Banner

Okay I think I am officially hooked on banners!  It might have been a little predictable since I love working with the Big Shot but I did not see it coming.  As much as I love 3D projects, I don't make many....not really sure why but I do know that banners are my mojo at the moment!  I want to thank Emily Campbell, a demonstrator in NZ for her Christmas Banner, that I cased and shared as a class in November, as that is when it all started!  

As soon as I started flipping through the pages of the new Occasions Catalogue, I was searching for what paper and designs should I start with to make a banner!  I have to admit, Stampin' Up! did not make it easy on me, as the Designer Series Paper is amazing in the new catalogue!  It even looks good in the catalogue!  If you are like me, I am much more impressed with our papers once I see them in "real life" since as hard as Stampin' Up! tries, and I know they try hard, the true essence of the paper can not be captured by a camera!  It comes alive in your hands...okay maybe not alive, but it does appear with more brilliance and depth than I can ever see!  I absolutely love the new Cupcakes & Carousels Designers Series Paper!

I have made my first banner using the assortment of colours incorporated in this paper collection as I also wanted to have fun with the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit!  This made making this banner so much fun and easy with embellishments at my finger tips.  Below is a picture of the contents of this kit.

Here is a picture of the banner I made and then a few close up pictures so you can see more of the details.  I did use the Lift Me Up, Balloon Adventures and Foxy Friends bundles to add more stampes and shapes too!

Balloons, bows, foxes and fun!

Did I mention I was hooked on banners?  Oh yes I did, so watch out as I am just about finished a banner using the opposite side of this collection of paper so it is highlights Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Early Espresso!  Yay!  Watch for it...I will be posting it next week!

And since designing is no fun alone, I am offering this banner for you to make in a class...check under Classes & Events to learn more!

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