Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little banner fun...

I love these banners from PTI! They are so much fun and there are so many things you can do with them! I made these cards the other day and instead of using them for a sentiment, I used them for a fun design element!

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I cut 4 of each color and went from there!  Then I ran them all through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder!  After I attached each banner, I tipped up the ends!

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I did have a few extra so I had to throw them on another card!  Just enough to show behind this FANTASTIC Plain Jane sentiment from Verve!

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These cards were an attempt at the Curtain Call this week!  I couldn't figure out how to get that fifth color in there!  So I gave up!  :)  I don't use the Rustic Cream color enough!  It is such a pretty cardstock!

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I am off to work today!  Hope you are all having a great week so far!  Have a great day!

30 comments:

  1. Love these! I need to get these dies!

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  2. Pretty cards Laurie, LOVE the 2nd one, that flourish is gorgeous and the card is so beautifully balanced!

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  3. These are really gorgeous, Laurie! Brilliant!

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  4. Fun cards Laurie! I was just thinking I should make something similar with all my ribbon. Thanks for the continual inspiration!

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  5. These are SO pretty, Laurie! I had intended to add these to my cart last time, but completely forgot! Now I'm REALLY kicking myself about forgetting. :(

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  6. These are so cute, Laurie! I especially like the second one with that fabulous flourish. Another PTI die still on my wish list. {sigh}

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  7. Both of these cards are wonderful. Great mix of colors. I done something similar with ribbon, but I really like the texture the embossing folder gives to the entire design.

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  8. AAAHH! I loooove these! The colors are perfection! I need, yes need those banner dies. The end.

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  9. What a great way to use those scraps. Love your color combo and the embossing gives it that oomph! I have the dies, check! Now must still get that Flourish set! Great job as always!

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  10. These are so pretty! Your color choice is spot on!

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  11. So simple and SO gorgeous! These cards are both elegant beauties. And funny, I have a love affair with rustic cream and rustic white :)

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  12. This is by far the best use of the banner dies I have seen. Until now, I could do with out them! Now I have a great reason to get them. Really great job!

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  13. Well you are Little Miss Crafty Smarty pants!!! I really love the impression/embossing on the banners .... is it an embossing or an impression ...... i never know ..... I do not even know my name how am I suppose to know that right term for that ?? And then you make a soft sweet card with those same beauties ..... love them both LB .... check ya later girly!!!

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  14. pretty cards, Laurie! I really like the second one. The banners are an awesome touch!

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  15. Please excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the ground. This is gorgeous! What a great way to use the banners. I love how you embossed them. This is definitely going into my inspirations binder.

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  16. Lovely! It's great how your embossed cardstock almost looks like trails of ribbon- genius!

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  17. Finally getting back into commenting mode :) Laurie, these are FABULOUS! Love the colors and ya know I love your style!!!

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  18. Finally getting back into commenting mode :) Laurie, these are FABULOUS! Love the colors and ya know I love your style!!!

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  19. These cards are sooo cute. Love how you used the banners on them. TY for sharing.

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  20. Love it! What a great new way to use the banner die!

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  21. Another great use of this die! I love the embossed ribbon strips Laurie!

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  22. Beautiful cards and such a clever use of the double-ended banner dies!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. These are both gorgeous, Laurie!! Love the banners with the embossing. It looks amazing!

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  24. Cute cards! Love the colors and your idea of running the banner strips through the embossing folder is great! I'm inspired:)

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  25. This is so fun! I love how you can use so many colors and combos with these! Great idea!! I am going to remember this! Very pretty cards and I love the embossing on the strips too!

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  26. oooh,the second card is so well laid out. It really caught my eye. IN college my chamber singer group used to sing a song using that sentiment. Good times.

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  27. I've been out of town and missing your cards! So glad to be home and catching up. I share your love for embossing folders and can't wait to try this on my own cards with the banner strips.

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  28. What a FAB layout, and a great way to use up some small scrap strips!! I found your blog via your On Cue with Color challenge card, and I must say, I'm loving your cards!! Going to start following you!

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  29. a brilliant way to use these dies, stunning when embossed!! the sentiment is beautiful! :)

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