Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Claire

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Claire,
Happy Birthday to you!

We're having a birthday blog hop for the ever so lovely Claire! You should have come here from Laurie's blog. If you get lost along the way, make sure to check the WMS blog for the full list.

So here's my little happy birthday card.



No, there's no WMS banners ... yet ...
But banners are the perfect birthday accent, aren't they? ;-)

So how did I create the banners?
Seasons of Love - Tags. Heck yeah.

I stamped the corner of the star from the set onto a sheet of paper. In all sorts of fun colors.

Then trimmed these puppies out.

Sketch the arch for the banner string. Pierce holes.

Stitch and go. Watch the Bachelor while doing so. Yell at the TV as if they can hear you. Accidentally, skip a stitch... *shrug*  Sometimes you just need your Bachelor fix.

Happy birthday, Claire! Hope it's a banner year! ;-)

Next up, the wonderful Jennifer! I know she has something wonderful up her sleeve.





Stamps: (Seasons of Love - Tags, Half Pint Heroes) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock, Ink: Papertrey Ink
Fibers: silver jewelry thread

35 comments :

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the way the banner came together from the star, great job altering the image and making this a fabby birthday number!

cbuswell said...

Very creative, love how you made the banner!! it's so cute!

Ros said...

That is o clever and so very effective ... wonderful card ...

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

You're amazing, Belinda. I would have never seen a pennant from the star. This is a wonderful card...full of celebration and fun. Great job.

Pauline said...

What a brilliant idea! A fabulous card, love all those fun clolours.

Ines said...

Thanks for sharing! A wonderful idea. I have to make an baby card and was thinking of an banner card. So it will be banner card! Thanks to you.

Now I got to follow your blog hop.

Greetings from Germany, ines

Julia Aston said...

You are such a CLEVER girl Belinda! love your home made banner and the fun stitching! A very fun party card!

Kelly S. said...

How fun, Belinda! I love the pattern on that Seasons of Love set...perfect for a cheery banner!

ladybugg61 said...

A lovely CAS card that says it perfectly!

Claire Brennan said...

Genius Belinda!!!!!! LOVE this idea!!! and thank you so much for the birthday wishes, Hugs to you my friend!!!

Lola G. said...

You're so clever! I love the way you created the banner.

Antje said...

Love your idea of the banners - GREAT!!

LaurieJ said...

Genius, Belinda, absolutely genius!! I'm going to have to borrow that idea. Your banner is wonderful and your stitching is perfect.

nancy jane said...

You are so clever, Belinda, especially because you ended up with an amazing design in each banner. I'm with you on the Bachelor - need that fix.

Lenet said...

oooo Love how you made the banner!!!Thank you somuch for the idea! i was just thinking I wantend to use a banner on my card one of these days. I´m gonna make one like yours. great idea!

Tammy L said...

Love the banner, Belinda! So creative! Great stitching!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Belinda! Great minds think alike ;) Love your banner surely to bring a smile to Claire's face :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

How clever! I love your beautiful, colorful, and fun banner! The hand stitching is such a sweet touch!

Alice Wertz said...

so cool! love how you made the banner. super card, Belinda!

Joan B said...

you r so smart. and funny. great card!!

BabyBokChoy said...

well, aren't YOU clever?!! :) it's all that top notch education you got you know!

Cheryl said...

Of course you did. Brilliant!

Cassie_lu said...

OMG I love how you created the banner. I'm so going to have to try that :)

Joanne Gilch said...

What a fabulous idea to use that star stamp to make your pennants.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card and those pennants are true genius! Can't wait to give it a go. :)

Lyn S said...

How very clever Belinda! I love how you created your banner!

Debgem said...

This is an amazing banner - just love it! Super card.

alexandra s.m. said...

You're so CLEVER it hurts ;-))
Love your car!!

Kathi said...

This is beyond fun. Brilliant use of the star. How'd you get that line of piercing so perfect?

Great card. Happy Birthday Claire!

Bonnie said...

How clever Belinda! I love it!

Pat said...

What a creative use of that stamp, Belinda. Your stitching is perfect.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

What a brilliant idea to use the point of the star for the banner, looks great! Love the bright colors, it's fun!

Hugs, Wendy

Dana said...

Have I told you enough that you are a genius? Man o man you amaze me girl. I wish I could meet you at Archivers next weekend...

IamDerby said...

Wow you are so smart! LOVE this!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

I just LOVE this card!!!! Great job at making those banners and the stitching is perfect!