I have been looking forward to a Papertrey banner set forever, so it is indeed a banner day! For one of this month's Papertrey Ink group posts, we all chose a different holiday or occasion for which to create a banner; mine was America's Independence Day. In addition to the fabulous banner dies, I also used some older PTI sets, Star Prints and Let Freedom Ring.
Papers are from the Webster's Pages Sweet as Cherry Pie line, combined with PTI's Kraft, Enchanted Evening, and Pure Poppy cardstock and vintage buttons.
The rhinestone flourish is a Zva Creative piece (CR02CA113). All dies used are Papertrey Ink. I used a Fiskars star punch as well, to provide that little mat layer directly behind the stamped top stars.
Ribbon is Papertrey's Fine Linen Grosgrain and twill. Those little clothespins are from Hero Arts--aren't they sweet? I used a glue pen and some Prisma Glitter on the white star mats as well. This was such a fun project. I'm in a banner-making mood now--I just need some TIME to make them! Did you notice that each banner had a different pattern for the top part? Hmmm--looks like fabulous card accessory to me too. ;-)
Not only are there large banner die sets, but there are also some smaller ones with coordinating Banner Builders stamps--love them too, and they are the perfect scale for cardmakers! For this project, I chose to make a baby card. Paper is Bulleseye from Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection. PTI cardstock is Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, and Hawaiian Shores.
I used PTI's Fresh Alphabet for the letters, along with a 1/2" circle punch. The only tricky part was cutting around the stamped string image, but you could also use real string or bakers twine. Oh the possibilities!
Be sure to see what the rest of the PTI crew did with the Banner Builders set and dies; I can't wait to see that myself! Thanks for stopping by.