Saturday, October 8, 2016


It seems a bit of a shame to be posting a completely non-seasonal card just when Mother Nature is providing the Eastern United States with picture-postcard Autumn weather, but the brand new Eyelet Outlet Banner Brads were burning such a hole in my creative pocket, that I just couldn't wait one more minute to use them on a card.

Ok, so, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "This is a lovely minimalist card with a plain backround... so just WHO ARE YOU and what have you done with Lauren?!!"  Because yeah, I'm not exactly known for my CAS sensibilities when it comes to card-making. Au contraire. But these Banner Brads are just so fun and so colorful, I found that I really didn't need much more to round out my card. I've used the Pastel selection but they also come in Brights. I sketched the "path" of my bunting very lightly in pencil before heading to the sewing machine. I happen to enjoy machine stitching, and I love the texture it adds to my cards, but I realize not everyone does. However, you could get an equally cool effect with hand- (or faux!) stitching. There are also loads of great stamp sets that have pennants of a similar size that I think would work wonderfully well!

You could personalize the sentiment with a name or an occasion (new baby, promotion at work, stellar report card) but sometimes a general "Woohoo!" kind of says it all, right? And I absolutely love to have a few pre-made cards in my stash for an unexpected celebration. I stamped and colored the letters in my favorite fun font and added some colorful 1/16" Mini Round Brads between the pennants... and my card was complete.

I hope you'll be inspired to help someone celebrate the big --or little-- triumphs of life with a banner card of your own!


  1. Cute card, super cute banner brads. love your card.

  2. how fun! Love those sherbet-y colors!

  3. Fabulous card Lauren, never would have guessed that the banners were brads, they are wonderful! Deb xo

  4. You are such a bright inspiration to this world. Love making it here to check all your amazingness out. Totally woohoo for banner cards! ☀️☀️☀️


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