Cheers to You! - Freshly Made Sketches #44

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Today I am sharing a project that I created from a sketch I found over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I was feeling festive birthday last night so I pulled out a great stamp set called Happy Hour and paired it a wonderful piece of banner from the Patio Party DSP. 

I also pulled out a scallop punch and a delightful shape from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die. The background felt flat to me so I scored a few horizontal lines just above the banners, it was very easy to do with my Simply Scored and added just that perfect touch to the card background! I stamped an extra cocktail, cut it out, and popped it up on a Dimensional to give it a bit more visual weight.

I have noticed that I have been using a lot of banners lately. I chose a banner for my background paper so what's a girl to do but go with the flow and use a banner for the sentiment?! I normally cut my banners freehand. What works for me is to cut a long strip of cardstock using my Tabletop Paper Cutter (it's great for really straight cuts) and then I just eyeball the placement of the stamp. If that makes you uncomfortable, stamp the image on your grid paper first using those lines to give you a feel for placement. Then I just use my Paper Snips to trim one or both ends into a banner shape. This card felt better with a banner on just one end:) I added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button on the other end for a bit of bling (these buttons are just beautiful!)

Once I had the button on there I felt I needed to add a bit of something on the other side and I felt that our new 3/8" stitched satin ribbon fit that bill perfectly! So fun and cheery!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Happy Hour

Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Whisper White CS; Patio Party DSP

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pads

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Simply Scored

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals, Dimensionals

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