The Stamp Review Crew: Perfect Pennants Edition


It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew.  If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us  features the same stamp set.  The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it.  This week we are featuring Perfect Pennants.  I am Stop #8 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #7: the talented Deb Currier.  Her work is always fabulous.  I really like this set, and was inspired to create three different projects for you.  Enjoy today’s hop!

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Card #1:  Quick and Easy Hello
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

Please note:  Blackberry Bliss goes amiss! As much as I tried to photograph today’s cards, I could not get the true Blackberry Bliss cardstock color to shine through.  It looked black in most of the photographs I took, under a myriad of lighting options.

IMG_1308Cardmaking doesn’t get any easier than this.  Shall we say, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Easy background!  Although the stencil that comes with the Artisan Embellishment Kit is perfect for creating spritzed or sponged backgrounds, it is also perfect as a stand alone background.  This one was adhered to Blackberry Bliss cardstock, leaving a 1/4″ border all the way around.  This was then adhered to a Whisper White card base.
  2. Easy sentiment! The “Hello” sentiment from Perfect Pennants was inked with Blackberry Bliss and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  It was easily punched out using the smallest Banner Framelit.
  3. Easy embellishments! A few Pearls were added to the centers of the roses, just to add a touch of elegance.

Card #2:  Banners
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.


  • Pennants! Pennants are so easy to make with Banner Framelits.  The larger one on today’s card features the beautiful pansy pattern from the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper collection.
  • Feeling sentimental! The sentiment was selectively inked using Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  Being lighter in hue than Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry provides a nice constast to the black.
  • A sprinkling of butterflies! The Beautiful Wings Embosslits were used to create a trio of butterflies to accent the banners.  Of course, I could not resist the urge to add a few pearls.

Project #3:  A Birthday Tag and a Bag
This finished bag measure 2-3/4″ wide by 5-1/4″ long.  (Removing the mini-clothespin allows this bag to be tucked into an envelope for easy mailing of gift cards.)  Once again, this project is quick and easy!


  •  Mini-delight! The Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits die is so much fun! In a matter of minutes, I created this treat bag, using the Party Hats pattern from the new Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • Layered sentiment!  I stamped the “Make a Wish” sentiment in Night of Navy onto Whisper White cardstock. I used the Banner Framelits to create a banner, and matted it onto Crushed Curry.  I inked the sentiment a second time with Tangelo Twist, and snipped out the center section of the sentiment and layered it onto the Night of Navy one.  I just happened to have a second Night of Navy sentiment handy, one where the “wish” section had not stamped perfectly.  Rather than throw it away, I used a 1/2″ punch to punch out the letter “a”.  I then popped it into position on top of the Tangelo Twist banner.
  • Finishing touches! I covered a clothespin with a snippet of coordinating paper, and added a simple Tangelo Twist ribbon to add a festive touch.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scoot along and visit the rest of the hoppers.  Next up is #8 on the list, the talented and creative Beth Beard! If you get lost along the way, visit The Stamp Review Crew for a list of all hoppers. Until next time…





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  1. Love the trio – but especially the butterfly card!

  2. Great cards. The bag is fun and colorful, but the two are my favorite – the first is so elegant and the colors in the second are beautiful together.

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments, everyone!

  4. Hi Ann, I found it! I really like all three cards. I would like to know if the stencil is paper orf of another type material?

  5. Always enjoy your projects….love the main coloe and of course your signature pearls!

  6. Beautiful mix of old and new! My fav is the mini treat bag – so bright and fun!

  7. Fabulous projects! Love the simplicity and elegance of the cards and the treat bag is just too fun!

  8. Outstanding projects and a great way to showcase the “old” stamp set with some “new” products. Love that layer of yellow with the Blackberry Bliss.

  9. I love your projects they are all great you showed off the set pretty good 🙂 Covering the clothespin with designer paper is a fantastic idea! TFS Happy New Year!

  10. Love all your cards and projects Ann! Your first card though simple, it is very striking! Love the use of the DSP and the colouring of the sentiment. The treat bag is so bright and fun!

  11. Love your Life isn’t perfect card!

  12. Wow!! Beautiful cards Ann! I am loving the new mini treat bag too! Your Banners card is to die for….I love that new dsp. You really hit it out of the park with these. Great job. I’m so glad I fell upon this hop as there has been a lot of great creative inspiration. Hope to meet up with you soon. Take care

  13. Love the purplicious cards! The first one is so simple, yet so pretty and elegant.

  14. Such great projects! I love how simple your first card is too. I have only looked at that stencil background, afraid to use it. lol Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Three lovely projects, Ann! I love the Mini Treat bag, it’s so cute! The Artisan Embellishment rose sheet looks beautiful on the Blackberry Bliss!

  16. Great projects, Ann! I love the elegant simplicity of the first card.

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