I have been thinking about creating a fun banner for quite awhile, then when I saw the January/February issue of PaperCrafts magazine with Cath Edvalson's "moxie fab" article Celebrating Banners kicked me into full gear. ("Moxie Fab" is Cath's term "for something truly original, amazingly inspirational, or uber cool.") I do not tend to do much other papercrafting than cards and small scrapbook pages, so this new format has been a fun change for me. (Click on the pics for more detail.)
I have also been deliberating which banner stamp set(s) I would like for "uber cool" birthday cards this year. Papertrey Ink has one called It's a Celebration. If you have any suggestions, feel free to post in the comments.
The project was not very time consuming. I used simple supplies. Nothing complicated at all. I made three banners and hung them together. One for each of the two most important guys in my life, Mitch and Liam, and one for myself. It's pretty snazzy looking in contrast to our house in midst of the remodel.
Stamps: Bella Toile (SU)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, PTI White
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities - hearts, Pink Glitter Chipboard Thickers