Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Banner Day!

This fun set just screams celebration and offers 6 different pennants and flags all designed to coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders Nested Pennants (S5-028)&  Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants (S5-029). There are also 9 sentiments and 8 accents in the set that you can use to deck out your pennant shapes in fun and different ways! Want a little more to coordinate with your cards? How about our new Strips and Stripes background set? This set offers three strips to use together as one background or separate as three different strips that coordinate with our Birthday Pennants set! Since the set was just released last night, we can show you it in its entirety now!

  


It's such a cool PAIR of stamps everyone!  I'm so happy they are in my Birthday Collection now.   The Spellbinders Nested Pennants, and Lacey Nested Pennants will be in the Flourishes store as soon as they arrive and you can pre-order them now by clicking on the above links!  It is such a great stamp set to pair with the dies with our illustrator Marcy making it beautiful.

So you probably remember I showed how I made an apron and chef hat for my niece the other day?  Well I put this set to paper for the matching card.  Our niece was turning 2 so you can see two little Birthday Banners. 


I used the very cool Strips and Stripes set to form the long vertical strip, using the Baby Wipe Technique dropping reinkers onto a Baby Wipe and inking the stamp with that as my ink pad.  I also inked the pennants this way too, and the little candles.  I love the variation of color you can get.  I've added the banners on to some pretty satin ribbon and trim with pretty buttons and twine as accent.  


The strip is surrounded by the Fair Isle Borderabilities Petite  cut in half and adhered on each side of the strip.  

And here was the ensemble together.  I love the cheerful yellows :)  

Because we just knew this set was a match made in heaven with the Spellbinder's Pennant Dies, we asked some of their ever-so-talented designers to join the Flourishes team for a little show and tell! Make sure to hop on over and see....

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken  (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso
Heidi Blankenship
Beth Pingry
Margie Higuchi
Holly Simoni
Mona Pendleton
AJ Otto
Latisha Yoast
Deborah Young
Kazan Clark
Terre Fry


Would you like to win these sets? Just leave a comment here on this post! FLOURISHES BLOG:  We'll draw one lucky name for both sets and announce it tomorrow on the Flourishes blog!


Stamps:  Flourishes - Strips and Stripes, Birthday Pennants;  Ink:  So Saffron, Reinkers in So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie;  Paper:  So Saffron, So Saffron Prints DSP, Very Vanilla;  Accessories:  Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Fair Isle Borderabilities Die, Circle Punch, Satin Ribbon, Trim, Twine, Kaiser Pearls, Dimensionals, Baby Wipe, Buttons

38 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card christine, what lovely those flaggs.
i like the color you have used.

greetings karin

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, thanks so much for posting a photo of the apron, chef hat, AND card all together in one place. I love the new sets!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

On my goodness, what a beauty and wow, it matches your nieces chef's costume perfectly! Love all the stamps in this month's release, can't wait to see everyone's cards today!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Christine! This is the cutest set! I love your lacy banner card to match too! Wonderful gift set!!

Betty B said...

I love the card and your use of the banner dies and stamps.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty gift ensemble Christine! Beautiful color combo!

Chris Hertel said...

Lovely card!

Marisa said...

Love the tone on tone on tone card and the candles on the pennants :) the apron is darling too.

Margie H said...

Pretty card and what a great ensemble! THanks for the inspiration :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is so fun! Your apron and hat just blow me away with how cute and adorable they are. Your card is a perfect match and such detail. Beautifully done.

Leslie Miller said...

Talk about a cute pair of stamps... your whole ensemble is a darling set! Amazing how well you matched the card to the material. This is so cute, Christine!

Deborah Young said...

This is just precious!!!

Shari said...

Wowzers! I love the baby wipe technique you did for the strip. Beautiful card.

Donna said...

Terrific card, soft warm colors, and with a kind of vintage look about it.
Great job.

Amanda said...

I love, love your marbled colors, so much, Christine!! When I saw this lastnight I loved it and I am so glad to be able to get a better look this morning!! Great job!

Yogi said...

very nice

Heidi Blankenship said...

Christine, your card is so pretty and I love the soft yellow!! The little ensemble is adorable--love the chef hat!!

Pam Young said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to get ahold of these stamps and pennant dies!! Beautiful card Christine.

T said...

What a great stamp set. Can't wait to see all the samples

Shannon White said...

Miss Christine! this is so cheerful and pretty! I love the soft yellows and your stamping technique, just gorgeous. :-)

Dawn B. said...

This is so awesome. I loved the hat and apron when I saw it the other day and then you create the card to coordinate.. This is really a great gift set Christine..Love it and I am sure she did too...The 2 candles are perfect.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Darling! Love the way you used the candle stamp!

Beth Pingry said...

Very Cheerful! Love the card!

Barbara said...

What an adorable set, Christine! You've matched the card perfectly to the chef's outfit--just darling!

Lagene said...

Beautiful! Love this set!

Mrs Ham said...

Love how you used the stamps and die. Gorgeous

Judy said...

Lovely job! The baby wipe technique makes it look great. TFS

naneruth said...

Very lovely!

naneruth said...

Great ideas!

jjindp said...

Way cool ?! Love the banners what neat creations

Cyndy Rogers said...

What an adorable set! I'm guessin' your niece just loved it!!!!

Barb P said...

Wonderful use of the stamps!

Carolyn H said...

What a wonderful gift set!

Peggy said...

What a neat idea, it makes a wonderful gift set!

Latisha said...

Hello stranger :)
Beautiful ensemble!!

Neesey said...

Amazing job. This is so pretty. I am just in awe a the hat and apron. So very cute.

Conniecrafter said...

Sweet banner card.... I still need to give one a try, lovely inpsiration!

Rosita said...

This is adorable! I love how everything coordinates.