Birthday Banner Card with Amazing Birthday

Alright, lets continue on the Convention Display Board sample roll…. you see, I have 24 projects that I want to share and so this is going to take us a while.  But that just means you know there will be fun projects on the horizon, right?!  Well, today I’m back with another of the Amazing Birthday stamp set cards.  For this one I stuck to the Birthday theme and instead played with the idea of lots of banners.

See what I mean?  All Banners… All the Time… whabam!  Smile 

I was having fun with the 2013-2015 In Colors (you know all those Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, etc ones) and trying to keep it really simple.  The only complicated thing – aside from having to use the Big Shot – is tying the knots onto the Gold Baker’s twine to highlight the sentiment in the center. 

Tips for making this card:

  • The stamps in the Amazing Birthday stamp set are perfect matches for 1-1/4” Circle punch AND the Banner Framelits!  So, stamp to your hearts content knowing you don’t actually have to fussy cut everything by hand.
  • After cutting your stamped banner pieces, layer them on your card overlapping each other and starting at different heights.  The uneven-ness of the card will make it more visually interesting and will hide any imperfections you may have gotten when stamping or cutting out your banners.
  • Wrap your Gold Baker’s Twine around your card in straight lines first. THEN take a second (and third) piece of twine and tie them each in a knot.  Trim the ends and adhere over your long pieces of twine using glue dots. 
    Or you can tie your knot around one of the pieces of twine so that you don’t distort the straight line of the base baker’s twine, but also have something for your knot to hold onto.
  • I love the fact that the gold foil part of the twine is just wrapped around the more natural colored fiber.  That makes it easy when you are trimming your ends to UNWRAP some of the gold foil so you can leave it longer than the natural cotton twine.  This gives you some extra “tinsel” hanging out of your knot.

This is a great card to do in a class or when you just want something that is fun but doesn’t require a lot of brain power or measuring to pull together.  Any time you can layer die cut pieces, the easier it is in my book! 

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another quick and easy card, only this time using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  See you back here tomorrow!

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