Friday, January 4, 2013

Friends With Flair ~ Banners and Borders

So every Friday, the Unity Stamp Company sponsors a linky party for anyone who uses their fabulous stamps to show off what they have been working on. They call it Friends with Flair, and you can find it right here.

If you haven't managed to make it into the craft zone this week, then I recommend that you go take a look-see at the other projects to gather inspiration!

I managed to try out one of the silhouette files I had...I must say, it sure is easier on my hands to have the machine cut all the borders rather than punching them myself!

I'm in serious need of birthday more than half the family and friends on the list that I try to send to have birthdays in January and February!!!

Hmm...I'm thinking that the banner with the stamp needs set off some looks lost among all that great color...I'll try using a larger banner of the dark blue cardstock as a mat...

Yup, that's better! The stamp is from the May 2010 Kit of the's a closer look. Its a very finely detailed stamp...I think that next time I'll use a different ink, Distress Inks don't seem to do it justice.

One down...lots to go!!!


  • cardstock: Wausau
  • patterned cardstock: SEI
  • stamp: Unity
  • cutting file: Silhouette
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  1. Hi Meredith your card is beautiful and oh so elegant..the paper is gorrrgeous !
    I am always in a last minute panic making cards,lol..

  2. Looks like a great stamp...don't remember seeing that one. Loving that BG paper!

  3. Good job on the border background ;)

  4. Great card! I think you're right, a dark blue mat on the banner would really make it 'pop'!

  5. Love the papers. It makes a gorgeous card. Love the background.

  6. Those strips of dsp look wonderful together and your birthday card turned out great! I need to add more birthday cards to my stash too!

  7. Love the layered background, great idea to use the silhouette to cut them!

  8. Fabulous job on that layered borders background....Love it!

  9. Hey, I might have to try to find that Silhouette file. Is is a premade card or did you create the background? Nicely stamped image, too!

    1. Thanks, Julie! The file is here,, it comes with the three different borders for the background.

  10. This is fabulous. I love all of those borders!

  11. This stamp is perfect for a banner--great cards.

  12. Wow! Great use of borders on your card! Love it!

  13. The background is gorgeous!

  14. Wow...I feel your pain your Jan/Feb is like my Sep/Nov/Dec (all three of our kids have bdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas...and 4 folks in my immediate family (3 siblings/Mum) all have bdays in Sep...

    Bravo on the card..I love all those layers in the background!

  15. Yep, you made the right call adding the extra layer! Beautiful.

  16. Beautiful layering & silhouette cuts!


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