Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bonkers for Banners

I've been lovin' all the banners on papers and projects in the last few months. I had been looking at a banner stamp set at Pink Persimmon for quite awhile. When I revisited the site a last month, they were releasing two tiny banner sets. So I decided it was time to load my cart and make a purchase.
For my inaugural use of these stamps, I made a card for my friends and former co-workers in the English department who head back to school today while I'll be headed to my Pilates and Zumba classes.  Can you see the huge grin on my face!
I started with the image from Little Red Wagon. which I colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I was Dick and Jane primer kid, so I have an affinity for this stamp set. In addition, teaching different English classes with the various text books and novels, one often feels like a wagon is necessary to cart books home at night.  Our department does use a shopping cart abandoned in the school parking lot to transport textbooks from the storage area to the classroom. Those in public education must be creative and resourceful! :) I stamped the mini alpha banner stamps, cut, and glued them to baker's twine. Then I realized the upper left corner was bare. So I added a sun, actually the flower image from PTI's 2010 anniversary set. I had intended to swag the banners, but by the time I got to the point of attaching the them, I was ready to finish this card and went the easy and quick way with straight lines.
More pennants inside!

After stamping and cutting the pennants, I stamped the letters. After attaching them, I drew the lines to create the banner, leaving just enough space to squeeze in a signature.

By the way, can you guess what the school's colors are? :)
Have a good one.
Stamps: Little Red Wagon, Banner (small),Carnival Alphabet(small), Mini Banner Alpha (Pink Persimmon); Round and Round (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI), Memento Black Tuxedo(Tsukineko)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Baker's twine(Martha Stewart), Copics


  1. Very cute! Love how you finished the inside too.

  2. Well I LOVE that little girl pulling the wagon! And your banner is so fun! Great card Cammie :)

  3. Love the little 'Jane' image! And your coloring is wonderful! Bet the banners were fun--such an 'in' item right now--seeing them everywhere.

  4. This is sooooooo ADORABLE! Love the fun banners, and that little girl image is just as sweet as can be! :)

  5. Oh that card reminds me of books from my childhood! So sweet! Love the way you decorated inside too!

  6. Your little red wagon card is utterly, delectably fabulous! The banner looks so perfect with that image! Your banner card is so cute and cheerful! I love what you've created with this set!

  7. I remember well Dick and Jane! Love how you have designed this card. Pretty in and out!

  8. Cammie! These are so cute! Can we use the images for one of our upcoming newsletters where we feature some of our customers? We call it our "blog spotting" feature and will link back to your blog. Thanks so much for showing these to us! - Darcy, Pink Persimmon

  9. EEK, Cammie I love what you did with this set! I see Darcy spotted you! Congratulations, I can't wait to see this card featured in Pink Persimmon's newsletter. I have this set, too...and I lurve it :)


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