Sunday, September 16, 2012

Banners Five-O {PP113}

Happy Sunday, friends, and welcome to another week with The Paper Players! I am delighted to be this week's hostess for our monthly Clean and Simple challenge. I think it's a fun one:
Banners!  They've been trendy for awhile now--possibly eclipsed by hexagons & chevrons--but, personally, I haven't tired of them.  I can't seem to make a card without at least one flagged end somewhere!  I went uber clean-and-simple with my project(s) for this challenge.  So simple that I actually made 5 cards!  Here's the one that I featured over at The Paper Players:
I apologize, in advance, for the picture-heavy post but I couldn't get a good shot of all 5 together so here we go:
The Bitty Banners Framelits worked overtime in my stamp room today.  6 banners on each card!
But I discovered that the Framelits will cut two sheets of our designer paper so I only had to crank the Big Shot 3 times...for each card, lol!
This one is fun because I "dyed" the Whisper White Baker's Twine with a Summer Starfruit marker.  How cool is that?  If you're impatient like me, be sure to let it dry for a few minutes before working with it.  What happens if you don't wait?  You get slimy looking trails of Summer Starfruit on your card that aren't very pretty!  But I wouldn't know anything about that.  ;-)
Whew!  If you're still with me, congratulations!  I just had to show you all of them.  Especially because I only used ONE stamp set!  All of these great sentiments came from Seasonal Sayings found in the Holiday Mini.  Love the versatility of the set and the generous size of the stamps.  I knew that this set would be the star of the show!  Assembly is pretty obvious with the Seasonal Sayings stamp set and Bitty Banners Framelits but a complete list of papers and colors is at the end of this post.

I hope I've inspired you to play it "Clean-and-Simple with Banners" this week!  I would love for you to join us at The Paper Players.  Just to make sure to load up your banner-ific creations by Friday, September 21st at Noon (PST).  Before you go, pop on over to all my gal pals on the Design Team to see what kind of beautiful banners they've created:

The Paper Players Design Team


Thanks is for Giving card
Stamp: Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla CS; Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Xtras: Linen Thread; Bitty Banner Framelits; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Basic Pearls; Color Spritzer + Soft Suede stampin' write marker

Halloween card
Stamp: Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla CS; Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Xtras: Linen Thread; Bitty Banner Framelits; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Basic Pearls; Silver Dazzle marker; Color Spritzer + Basic Gray stampin' write marker

Christmas card
Stamp: Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla CS; Candlelight Christmas DSP
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Xtras: Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Bitty Banner Framelits; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Basic Pearls; Color Spritzer + Early Espresso stampin' write marker

Love You card
Stamp: Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White CS; Patio Party DSP
Ink: Primrose Petals
Xtras: Whisper White Baker's Twine; Summer Starfruit marker; Bitty Banner Framelits; small Heart punch; Basic Rhinestones

Celebrate card
Stamp: Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White CS; Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Xtras: Island Indigo Baker's Twine; Bitty Banner Framelits; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Basic Rhinestones


Kim S said...

Fantastic banners! CAS yet the wonderful patterns keep each so festive!

Dawn Easton said...

wow! Wonderful set of cards, Nance! Love how you wrap the banners around the twine. Looks so clean! Need to remember that!

Marisa said...

You went to town on this one, Nance! Great mix of papers and sentiments.

Patti said...

Love all the variations of one card. And I really like the clean look of them. A great way to use little pieces of dsp.

Rita said...

$$$Cha-ching$$$ There goes those framelits on my next order. :) I've been trying to avoid them but I guess I need them. :) Great cards!

Nancy said...

Wonderful group of cards, C&S, but very effective by just changing the DSP and sentiment. Like the way you wrapped them too!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! It is amazing how the feel of each card changes with the difference in DSP! This is so clever and creative and clean!

Karren said...

Wonderful cards! Love those banners and layout. Great job!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are perfectly fantastic, Nance! Gosh I just them them each and every one!

Diane - said...

Nance how cute! Love them all and a post is never "photo heavy"..[smile]
This would make a great gift pack for all occassion cards too. Love the white space... fantastic! hugs

Amy White said...

What a fab set of cards! Gotta love those framelits dies for creating these banners eh?! Love how you've varued each one with little details but still kept the overall layout and idea.

LeAnne said...

WOW! What a bonus, to see all FIVE cards....that's a real selling point for those dies and that cute little stamp set as well! I love them all--especially when you get to use all those fun DPs!! And I recently dyed some baker's twine with my stamp pad and a sponge.....and impatience is my middle name, so I (ahem) had to cover up my mistakes with some DP on the inside of my card!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Holy macaroni, Nance! As we say in Texas "Go BIG or go home!" and you certainly styled up a banner bash for this challenge. I just love seeing how all of the cards have such a different look with the different mix of patterns and colors. SO pretty! You rocked your own challenge, my friend! Lol! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs! :)

Margaret said...

Wonderful! I love how you changed each card just a little to fit the occasion! Terrific banners!!

H2 :) said...

Sensational set of cards, Nance, all with their own sweet personality! Love the little blingy accents you have added too. Thanks for such a wonderful challenge! :)

Bonnie said...

Each one of these is special, Nance! I love all the bitty bits of papers and you've convinced me that I need those sentiments! Thanks for a fantastic challenge!

Brenda said...

These are incredible. I really love banners and you are so creative with them. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments.