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Birthday Banner and Stamparatus Tips

 

“The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive.”

~G.K. Chesterton

Happy 23rd Birthday to our precious Joseph!!!  This is a banner I made for his birthday dinner tonight.  The theme of our decor this year is Buffalo Check! : )  I’m going a little crazy with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp but I just love it!  For Joseph’s party, I was able to find matching buffalo check paper goods, so it’s looking pretty festive around here!  He has four of his Scouting buddies coming over, and family, so it will be a fun celebration.  We even found buffalo check tote bags to give to his Scouting buds for their Scout Books and Scout gear.  Too much fun!

As I said yesterday, the stamparatus makes it really easy to make buffalo check banners.  Just a couple of tips:

#1:  If you have a cat, don’t leave the stamparatus open and unattended.  Cats think the rubber mat is a marvelous scratching pad!

#2:  It takes me three inkings to get the dark black that I like on colored cardstock.  Moral of the story:  use the stamparatus to get perfect alignment every time.  (With white cardstock I can get the right coverage in one try.)

For Joseph’s Birthday Card, I used a partial CASE of a Tina Rappe layout.  I was even able to find matching buffalo check wrapping paper.  Three cheers for The Party Store!  The card uses the So Santa stamp set, and I used the long “arrows” from the Warm Hearted Hostess Stamp Set to create a border on the inside of the card.

Have a great weekend!  Peace, xo Dawn

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Advent Banner

“He (Jesus) says that the only chains that matter are fear and hate, because they chain our souls.  If we do not hate anyone and do not fear anyone, then we are free.”

~from The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

This is a banner I am making for the first week of Advent, which starts this weekend.  The first week of Advent symbolizes “Hope”, the second week “Faith”, the third week “Joy” and the fourth week “Peace.”  My huge prayer for Advent is that we are all freed from any fear or any hate that we may hold in our hearts.

For the banner I used the Buffalo Check Background Stamp and the Stamparatus.  A winning combination that makes it quick and easy to make banners.  And how about the new Gorgeous Grape ink and cardstock…it’s one of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! colors!  Now, just three more banners to make.  : )

Peace,  xo Dawn