“Celebrate” Banner

Do you like banners?  They are really popular right now!  I made a banner using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and it was so easy! The pennants are already made for you, with eyelets.  The kit comes with stencils that you can use either to spray your pennants or you can used a sponge dauber to color them.  The spray gives you a lighter color and the sponging, a more vibrant color. For this banner, I sponged the pennants with Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloup, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Island Indigo.

I made pinwheel with the beautiful Designer Series paper called “Birthday Basics”. I used the Blossom and Pansy punches to make some flowers to decorate my banner.

celebrate banner1

celebrate details

celebrate details2


Build a Banner Simply Created Kit; Flower Shop stamp set;

Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White cardstock; Birthday Basics Designer Series paper;

Raspberry Ripple, Cantaloup Crisp, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ ink pads;

Tools: Big Shot, Square collection Framelits dies, Secret Garden Framelits die; Blossom punch, Pansy Punch, Bird Builder punch;

Accessories: Candy Dots Brad base, Candy Dots Regal, Designer buttons Regal; Glue dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, sponge daubers.

Artisan Award Entry #5: Pop-up Pinwheel card

Welcome to Day 5!  Today’s card was probably the most complicated of the five cards I made for the Artisan Award Contest.  It’s a pop-up card or a 2-steps card.  I just made my own template (basically trial and error).  I wanted that the pinwheels stand-up when you open the card and that was a real challenge!  Some were falling down, so I ended up putting little paper brackets at the back so they couldn’t fall.  I wished I had taken some pictures from the side so you could see better how it’s made, but I guess I didn’t think about it… Since I don’t have the card anymore, it’s now too late. The challenge was that nothing sitck out the card when it’s closed.  (Seem kind of obvious, but when you fold the card, everything shift up, so it’s trickier than you think!)

I used the Sizzlit Pinwheel die (from last year mini-catalogue) and make 6 of them.  I used different buttons and brads to attach them in the center.   The super colorful Designer Paper ” Sunshine & Sprinkles” (now retired) inspired me this card.


Here’s the inside: A real surprise when you open the card!!!

pinwheel inside

close-up details:

pinwheel close-up


Make a Cake, Word Play, You’re Amazing, Pretty Petites  stamp sets;

Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Old Olive Card Stock; Sunshine & Sprinkles, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Bright Collection Designer Series Paper Stack;

Basic Gray, Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers;

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter;

Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits Dies, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies; 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Petite Curly Label Punch;

Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Brights Designer button;  3/8” Designer Printed Brads; 3/16” Neutral and Brights brads, 1/8” Mini brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Paper- Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

Love the new pinwheel Sizzlits S die!

Pinwheels always make great cards!  I used to make them by hands but now, it’s even easier with the new Pinwheel die!!! At only $5.95, it’s really affordable so you shouldn’t deprive yourself! It goes really well with the new stamp set “Wishes Your Way” that I used in the following card:

Pinwheel birthday

I used Designer Series paper from the Patio Party collection for the pinwheel and the stripe.  The colors I used for this card are mostly from the new 2012-2014 In Color: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. I also used Baja Breeze for the background.  The little butterflies are from the “Make a cake” stamp set.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Accessories: Brad Bright Collection

This is the new “Wishes Your Way” stamp set.  It’s only $16.95 for the clear and $21.95 for the wood-mounted.  It’s a very versatile set and I’m sure I will use it very often! Get yours now!

Wishes your way stamp set

Now, look at the second card I made and try to spot the diffences!!!

pinwheel and kisses

Can you see what I did to transform the greeting? I changed “wishes” to “kisses”!!! Are you wondering how I did that? I simply used the marker to color the stamp and I omitted to color the “w” and “h”. I stamped it and then I added the “k” and “s” by and using the marker fine point!  Voilà!  Do you like it???  The small hearts are from a stamp in a new set “Hearts a flutter”. There’s a heart made of small hearts, but I just colored a few little hearts on it with the marker to achieve the look I wanted.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way, Hearts a fluter *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Owl Builder punch (for small hearts)

Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Primerose Petals)

Upcoming Monthly Card Class

My next Monthly Card Class is coming up next Friday, June 22 at 7:00 pm.  I still have spots available so let me know if you would like to join!  We’ll be making 6 cards and this month, we are focusing on Birthday cards, but all cards are customizable for your own needs.  Therefore, you can always pick the greeting that you like and that you want!  Since the new catalogue just came out, I decided to do a “NEW CATALOGUE SALE!!!”  So the shipping is on me!!!  Enjoy free shipping on your order until June 24th.  (***This equals to 10% off your purchase.)  The cost for the class is $20 or a minimum $25 order.

Here’ s a sneak peek of the class.  So if you want to learn how to make those pinwheels and how to do this beautiful embossed butterfly, please join me!!!