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“Happy Birthday” Flag Banner Card

Hello, crafters!  I hope that you’re all having a lovely day today.  Today’s blog entry will focus on the birthday card I created using the new Kat Scrappiness Stitched Flags Die set.  This die set is extremely versatile, and I encourage you to look through this month’s blog entries from the entire team – you’re sure to get inspired by everyone’s creations!

 

Since you can never have enough birthday cards on hand, I knew right away that I wanted to make one.  I went to the cut files in my Silhouette Cameo and found this cute grouping of presents.  I decided to print & cut them because I liked the colors so much, then laid them out in a pattern that I liked.  Aren’t they cute?  I wonder what’s inside…..

 

I decided that I wanted to add my letters on top of my banner flags, so I cut out a bunch of little circles from white card stock.  Using a nice chocolate brown ink, I stamped each letter out with one of my alphabet stamp sets.  This particular set is Harold’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn.  They offer multiple styles and sizes of fonts, and I love how easy they are to place on my stamping block.  When I add them to my flags, I will pop up each circle on a bit of foam tape for added dimension.

 

I turned to my vast patterned paper horde and found a 6×6 pad that contained all the colors that were in the little presents.  I selected three different papers and cut out my flags, enough of them for each of my thirteen letters.  I just love that stitched detailing, don’t you?

 

Before I secured anything permanently, I took a little time to carefully lay out my flags so that they were centered and had a slight curve as if they truly were “hanging” from a line.  I’ll admit that I was pushing my limits a bit with the word “birthday,” but I think it worked out in the end.

 

Now that all my flags are taped down to my card front, I cut a few pieces of neutral twine to “hold” my banners.  It looked too bulky when I tried to run it behind the flags, so I simply glued them down on top and tied little knots at the ends.  I just used a nice, thick, white glue that dries clear for this.  If you have a jar of the Ranger Multi Media Matte it would work perfectly.

 

To finish off this card, I sponged the edges of my white panel with some of the same chocolate brown ink I used for the letters.  This is an easy way to add the look of dimension to a project while still keeping things flat and gives it a little extra “pop.”  I then added a rectangle of some beautiful aqua blue card stock to the back for a pretty mat.  This pop of color really helps liven things up and tie everything together.

 

And that’s the finished card!  I hope that you had fun following along with me this time, and that you’ll try making some banners of your own.  If you are a scrapbooker, adding an adorable banner for your title is an AWESOME way to incorporate them to your layout.  To get these flags for yourself, be sure to check out the Kat Scrappiness store for these dies and many more.  Have an awesome day!

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