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Welcome to day 4 of the Papertrey InkNovember release countdown. Today, the whole design team is sharing projects from the new banner dies and the new Banner Builder stamp set (you will see a peek of Fillable Frames #10 in one of my projects today too...)

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will ba available to purchase on November 15th at Papertrey Ink.

Banners are the thing in paper crafting these days - and really, you can make a banner for just about any celebration. But how about something to celebrate the everyday? I created a "family" banner and customized it to match the decor in my home.


With all of the new banner dies, you are going to be able to create a beautiful banner like this in no time! If you are like me, you are completely addicted to all of the dies that Papertrey carries. It helps make everything you make have such a polished look. I love it.


I created a rustic/vintage feel for my "family" banner. I stamped text on my banner border accent and used the Tea Dye Duo inks to really age and distress the pennants on the banner. On the letter circles, I stamped the circle element from MSS: Journaling Circle in chai ink behind the letter gives that pieces a vintage ledger feel.


It's subtle, but I also used the Polka Dot Basics II impression plate to add the polka dots onto the Ripe Avocado layer.

I can see banners made for every room: name banners for my girls, something cafe-like for my kitchen, etc. The possibilities are endless...

Next I created some scrapbook pages with the Banner Builder set and smaller banner die sets that coordinate with the stamp set.


I did this year's back to school pages for each of my girls. How fun is that banner to create the title piece for my pages? The Teacher's Apple set was perfect to coordinate with the Banner Builder set to complete the look.


I did lots of stitching with my sewing machine to add details and anchor elements down onto my pages. One of my favorite details is the apple flag on my banner - so simple, but really adds to the feel of the page.


Here's a peek of the frame image again from Fillable Frames #10. I used the School Time Additions set to create the headings for my information details I wanted to add for each of the girls.

Make sure that you head over to Nichole's blog to link up to all of the design team members projects tat they are sharing today. You will be overflowing with ideas for banner making projects. Lisa and Alli will also be sharing more about their new sets on their blogs and Dawn will be sharing her new sets and this months Color Couture on her blog.

See you tomorrow for the last day of the countdown! Thank you so much for visiting and all of your wonderful comments!


all supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Family Banner

stamps: Outlines Alphabet, MSS: Journaling Circle, Background Basics: Text Style

ink: True Black, Tea Dye Duo

cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, Ripe Avocado, True Black

other: Fresh Linen twill, Ripe Avocado & True Black buttons, Rustic Jute button twine, Polka Dot Basics II impression plate, Basic Banners dies, Banner Borders die, Limitless Layers die

Back to School 2010 scrapbook pages

stamps: Banner Builder, Teacher's Apple, School Time Additions, Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, Fillable Frames #10

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate

cardstock: white, kraft, Distressed Dots, Bitty Box Basics, Bitty Star Basics, 12x12 kraft (Bazzill)

other: Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon, Dark Chocolate baker's twine, Banner Builder dies, Double Ended Banners die, Banner Borders die, Fillable Frames #10 die, pewter brads (Creative Impressions), sewing machine/thread (White/Coats & Clark)