The first thing I thought of when seeing this week’s CASE this sketch Challenge was our Banners For You Stamp Set. Here’s the sketch:

And, here’s my finished project:

By Su Mohr for cts167; Click Read to go to my blog for details! Featuring; Banners for You, Bunch of banners, Crazy About You, Nature's Poem, Rooted in Nature, Nature's Roots, Epic Celebrations; #birthdaycards #banners #diy #handmadecards #natureoncards

Happy Birthday Banners for You

This triple banner is great, because it gives you room to write (stamp) so many different sentiments. The banner is in the Banners For You Stamp Set, which is carrying over to the new catalog, page 64, and page 32 in the 2017-2018 catalog. Yay! I stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I’ll show you how I stamped the words:

I lined up “Happy Birthday To You” on top of the banner. Then, I pressed the acrylic block on top of the four words to pick them up. I inked the words and stamped them on the banner at the same time. Make sense? The words are from a retired stamp set, Crazy About You, but the possibility with other stamp sets is limitless. 

Another great thing about this Banners for You Stamp Set is, it has the Bunch of Banners Die Set for cutting. 

Now, my beautiful, birthday banner needed a beautiful background, and I chose this leaf print from the new Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. I can’t get over how pretty these papers are! I layered it on Whisper White, matching the banner, and a Sahara Sand card base, matching a leaf. Guess I’m into matching, LOL.

Before raising the leaf layer on dimensionals, I tied a piece of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine around it. Love this twine!

While I was raising, I also added dimensionals to the banner.

I completed the inside by stamping “You’re Awesome” from the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set. I can’t seem to let go of this Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

The pretty leaf is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, which I stamped in Sahara Sand.

I embossed the envelope flap with a leaf in the Nature’s Roots Die Set. This set has several dies that are meant for embossing, rather than cutting. I just ordered the new Embossing Mats, and I’m anxious to see how they work.

If you’re wondering about the paper you see in the background of my photographs, it’s the backside of the leaf print. You have so many options with Stampin’ Up’s two-sided Designer Series paper.

Off to post my project at the CASE this sketch Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!