Woo Hoo! Its Two!

blog-tour-pinworthy-300Welcome to this month’s tour.  The big news in these parts is that one of my favorite people in the whole wide world is expecting…TWINS!  She’s RemARKable in so many ways – as a matter of fact, if you are following this Pin-Worthy tour in sequence, you’ve just come from her blog.  I’m ruining the surprise factor, but today I’m going to share a bit of the decor for her baby shower.

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoA party begins with invitations and I’ve made TWO.  These are designed to have the details on the back.  Crystal has chosen bright colors for her nursery, and I chose Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral tones for these projects.

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoThe li’l Giraffes are stamped in Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe, and are corralled in our new On Film (LOVE!) framelits.  There are so many awesome new framelits available in the Occasions catalog that it’s tough to choose – thank goodness for Sale-a-bration 🙂

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoLove this Retro Fresh DSP – it coordinates with EVERYTHING.  These little birds – from the For the Birds stamp set – are seriously under-appreciated.  To keep these really versatile, I didn’t use a “Shower” sentiment, so these cards could just as easily be announcements or thank you notes.

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoI quickly colored the wings and tails with markers, then used the Aqua Painter for a light wash over their little birdie bodies.  Check these out – I’m telling you, For the Birds is a sleeper.

The second Party Sneak Peak is the banner.  Gotta love those new banner framelits too!!  Yes, you can hand cut your own banners.  Yes, it’s not that hard.  But cranking them out with the framelits gave me 13 IDENTICAL banners and you know that’s not easy to do by hand!  So worth it…

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoThe message is loud and clear, don’t you think?  And I had such fun embellishing each banner.  I used a lot of Retro Fresh DSP, plus embossing folders, buttons, ribbon – if I could reach it I used it!

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoI used the Natural Trim to string my banner, both for the color and the fact that the texture helps hold things firmly in place.  And if you know me, you’ll know those buttons are actually sewed on with Linen Thread.  It had to be done.

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoEach letter from the Timeless Type Sizzlets is mounted on an embellished circle from the Pennants Bigz die.  I kept them uniform and relatively uncluttered to tie the message together since each banner was unique.

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoI’m telling you, it was a lot of fun to embellish all of these!  Definitely Stand-Up-Stamping.  (Do you stand up?  I think we need a club.)

Maui Stamper PinWorthy Blog Tour It's TwoThe new Bigz Spiral Flower die is getting a lot of action in my craft room.  You can adjust the tightness of the spiral to give you an entirely different look each time, or even (as I’ve done here) add a big ol’ pearl to the middle.

If you’ve held off on making a banner because you thought it would be too hard, hold off no longer!  The letters don’t have to match – mix-and-match is a great look.  It’s a great way to use up scraps and bits, and although it might turn into a treasured memento, I view it more as an in-the-moment kind of project.  Enjoy it for today, or this week, or even a month, and then replace it with something new!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this stop on the RemARKable PinWorthy tour.  Time to head over to see what Audra has created this month.  Thanks for checking in!

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