Monday, January 2, 2012

A Banner New Year

I had a great time visiting my parents in Arizona over the winter holidays, and wanted to make them a special thank-you card. What better inspiration than the very first Stamping With Sami (SWS) Challenge from SP & Company Stamps! I used their Pretty Pendants & the matching SVG files to create the banner for this tri-fold card.

I was really drawn to this week's Sketch Challenge at Simply Stamping, and I can think you can tell I had great fun with it! Other than the Pendants and the backing papers, all DPs & stamps are Stampin' UP!

Stamping With Sami (SWS) Challenge #1: Stamp Something! / Use your SP and Company Stamps

Stamps: Pretty Pendants & matching SVG files by SP & Company, Stampin' UP!
Paper: Stampin' UP!, Recollections, Paper & More
Tools: Zip Dry glue, Versamark & Memento inks, Marvy heat tool, stamp block, Cricut & SCAL, hole punch, Crop-O-Dile II, Sew Easy straight-stitch tool & piercing mat
Embellishments: Recollections embossing powders & pop-tape, stash eyelets, baker's twine from Crop Girls, Copic markers, Crayola colored pencils, ribbon from Christmas present packaging(!)

Update: Wow, this card made the Top 3 for the Simply Stamping Challenge #40! Thank you!


  1. OMG This is incredible!! You rocked those banenrs!!

  2. Thanks Sami! I LOVE those pendants!

  3. What a gorgeous card!!

  4. I LOVE that card. What an awesome use of those banners!

  5. what a lovely card, it goes on and on! Great way to use the sketch.
    Thanks for joining in this week at Simply Stampin.
    Kelly xx

  6. What a great card, I love your pendants. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  7. Wow, this is a fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along!!! You rocked this one!

  8. Love the banners! Fab tri-fold design! Thanks for joining in at the Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  9. Gorgeous card -- I love how you hung the banner! I'm glad you could join us at SP Stamps and I hope to see more projects from you soon!

    SP - CT Diva

  10. Such an intriguing card, love the tri-fold design! Great use of the sketch for your lovely banners!
    Many thanks for joining us at Simply' Stampin' nad have a very happy 2012! Ruth x

  11. Wahhooooo! Look at you go! Love your card using our banners! WTG!

    SP Diva


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