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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Anniversary Card

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I finally found my inspiration to use the banner die/stamp set that I had recently bought from My Creative Time. I needed an anniversary card and when the word “LOVE” popped into my head, I immediately thought “Banner Set”….woo hoo!

As always, I made two versions of the same card. Here is my favorite of the two:


I chose a few sheets of paper from a DCWV stack I had in my craft room. I knew I had a blue stamp pad that would work with these colors, so I went to it.

First step, make the banner pieces. Once those dies are all cut, it’s time to stamp the letters on each circle. Not only did Emma make the cool banner die set, but she made a stamp set of letters that fit perfectly in the circle of the banner. Awesomeness!

Once the banner sections are done it’s time to put it all together and see what works.


The colors in the top photo are the closest to true. I was not having good luck with photography today…sorry.

I recently purchased some twine, so I thought I’d try and incorporate that with one of the versions. I struggled with the twine…I’m horrible at tying bows, so the ends just don’t look finished off enough for me.

I used a Creative Memories heart punch to let a little of the background paper show though. After I did it I wasn’t crazy about it, but it’s not horrible.

I will be sending one of these off soon and the other will remain in my “finished” card stack for one of those times I need a card but don’t have time to make anything. I really enjoyed using the banner die set. I hope to be able to create more cards with it soon!


DCWV paper stack; My Creative Time banner stamp and die set; Twine and ribbon from my stash

Have a creative day…Head on over to Pat and see what awesome project she has for you to see today. Remember to check back tomorrow (10/9) for round 2 of our “What’s New” blog hop! Tomorrow’s fun will start with Lisa. I have an adorable Halloween project for you to check out tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it, and make sure to check out all of the blogs on this fun Hop!



Leah said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous. Love the simplicity and the colors. Really great card.

Crafty hugs,

Ms.Mara said...

Very nice card....Love the banner.

Thanks for sharing!!!!!

L.B. said...

Love the colors you used for this. The banner is fun!

Simply Sassy Scrapper said...

Love the color and design combination! You did a terrific job!

Hrvatica said...

What an elegant card. Love the colors combination you chose.

Annette said...

Very pretty card! The banner idea was perfect:)

Adele said...

Very pretty card

Newbie2crafting said...

very nice card..TFS.


Kim M. said...

Very pretty card!

Kim Maehrer

Tupperstamper said...

Cute banner card.


~ Lori ~ said...

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate all of the comments.

Melody Lane Designs said...

Love it!!!

Trenise said...

This is a really cute card.

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

What a lovely card.

Mona said...

Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Your card is very cute!! Good idea to make 2 so you always have an extra on hand.

Karen said...

I like both of your cards but like card 1 a teeny bit more,lol...Thanks for sharing!

pattyk said...

Great cards. good idea making 2!

Anonymous said...

I so love your idea, make two to see what works best, terrific suggestion!

craftaholic said...

hi there and I am a new follower here on your nice blog!! Love your cards and Twine is my newest favorite embellishment to use on cards!! TFS!!

come join me on "me and Mickey's birthday blog hop" on November 19th there is an awesome line up and allot of crafty projects to be seen..not to mention some blog candy to be won!! I have a surprise candy that you won't want to miss!
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Bunnyfreak said...

Love the banner design.

Judy said...

You are a really talented card maker!! The ribbon card is my favorite:-) I am so happy to find new bloggers like me! Of course, I am a new follower -- woo hoo!!!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Tracie said...

I love how easy you make things seem!