Tuesday, January 8, 2013

L-O-V-E for January Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the first Pals Blog Hop of 2013! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to *new* Stampin' Up! products that are available in the Spring Catalog. We hope you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, paper and accessories.
You should have just left stop number 19 on the Pals Hop, Brian King at Stamp With Brian. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I dreamed up this banner a couple of weeks ago, but only got a chance to make it one day before the Hop! I was inspired by a Christmas Doily banner that a friend made for me a couple of years ago. 
Basically, if you fold doilies in half over any kind of ribbon or string, then add some fun elements to each doily half, you have yourself a banner in no time! 

I could not fit the banner into my light box, so I had to rely on natural lighting. The only surface big enough for my display was a white door, so I decided to use Diptic to put all four photos together (top photo) and you can now see that my banner spells out L-O-V-E in a special way!

"L" supplies: Doily (pg. 5), snippet of white stitched grossgrain ribbon, button from Artisan Embellishments Kit (pg. 10), Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (pg. 16) die cut using Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies (pg. 11)

"O" supplies: Doily (pg. 5), resin flower from Artisan Embellishments Kit (pg. 10)

"V" supplies: Doily (pg. 5), snippet of lace from Artisan Embellishments Kit (pg. 10), Primrose Petals card stock, stamped and embossed with heart from Hearts a Flutter stamp set (pg. 11)
"E" supplies: Doily (pg. 5), Primrose Petals card stock punched with Large Scallop Circle, then cut in half, "E" paper-pierced (freehand) onto Pool Party card stock, then punched out using Petite Curly Label Punch (available *free* during Sale-A-Bration, 1/22 to 3/22, with any $50 Stampin' Up! order), Primrose Petals Resin Dahlia

My banner is held together using a length of Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (pg. 20)

I hope you enjoyed my project, featuring Spring Catalog items! 

I'd love to read your comments below! 
The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness. Thank you for visiting! See you next month!


  • Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  • Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  • Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  • Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  • Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  • Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  • Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  • Jennifer Takacs at Stamped In Full
  • Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  • Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  • Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  • Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  • Lori J Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  • Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  • Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  • Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  • Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  • Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  • Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  • Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  • Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty


    Linda Callahan said...

    Cute as can be! Love all the details on each doily!

    cathy said...

    Such a darling banner! Really like the "L-O-V-E" element.

    Mary Lou Glick said...

    What a cool banner, Patti! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jen Takacs said...

    What a great idea for using the doilies! Such a pretty and dainty banner!

    Maxine Conrad said...

    Great job Patti! Love your creation :)

    Christine Kiehl said...

    WOw oh wow is that the sweetest banner! I would love to create one for the banners for kids group I belong too. THanks for crafting and sharing the coolio idea!

    Dawn Tidd said...

    I love banners and this is a great one! I may be giving this a try myself.

    Rae said...

    So sweet. Perfect banner to usher in some warm friends.

    Carol Carriveau said...

    Very clever...doilies are sooo very special and you really made a perfect banner with the 'lettering'!!! TFS!

    Kerry Willard Bray said...

    Such a sweet and fun banner! We'll be making one of these at our house!

    Eileen said...

    Love all the detail on your banner! I just absolutely love
    embellishments, and you really have a way with them!!!
    By the way, I love your cards and your tag, too. The red
    cardinals are so cute. Thanks for sharing!