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:

Amy Beth said...

Love these! I need to get these dies!

Diane Jaquay said...

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

Keva said...

These are really gorgeous, Laurie! Brilliant!

Sara Mac said...

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

...:::Paulina:::... said...

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. :(

Christina said...

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

nancy jane said...

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.

Lindsay said...

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

good_day1214 said...

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!

Brandi said...

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

christy compton hall said...

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

Amber said...

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!

Sue Ann said...

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!!!

Michelle said...

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

Michelle said...

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.

Kay said...

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

Andrea M said...

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

Andrea M said...

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

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

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

Laura Isham said...

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

Amy said...

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

Lisa Petrella said...

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

Monica K. said...

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

Justine said...

These are great designs

Kathy said...

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

Jen Carter said...

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!

Dana said...

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.

Rebecca said...

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.

Tammy said...

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!

Sue Kohler said...

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

 
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