Thursday 15 March 2018

she is... Picture Perfect. | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Well, hello there my friends.
I am so glad you've dropped by.
It is most definitely "nice to meet you".

It's your lucky day because today is the March 2018 edition of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop where sixteen Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world join together in the hopes to inspire each other and of course, you!

Like other months, we are focusing on a specific product.  This month we are focusing on the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set and the Picture Perfect Party 6x6" Designer Series Paper. Quite honestly, I was in love with this product suite from the very start. 

Surely, you are right.  It's different with its photographic prints but different is nice sometimes, isn't it? And can the stamp set get any more perfect?

My finished product is a birthday banner.  These banners are becoming more and more trendy as we celebrate our loved ones lives in the forms of pictures. This banner is no different showing several layers coming mutliple products but at the end of the day, the star of the show is the pictures.

Photo Credit throughout this post goes to White Willow Photography


When I started this project, I began laying out the products along with the photos. I mixed and matched ribbons and varying shapes and sizes of cardstock and patterned paper. Sometimes I take a snap shot of this so that I can have a different perspective.  Here's how it looked before I finalized what would go where.


Once I decided the placement of everthing, the Birthday Mini Binder Clips made it easy to join the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim to each of the photos. The paper banner behind the photos is made up of a combination of Berry Burst cardstock and the Picture Picture Party Designer Series Paper strung together with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Finally, I decided that all that was needed was the words "happy birthday" using the Large Letter Framelit Dies in Soft Sky Cardstock.  Are you wondering how they are floating? Glue dots are your best friend sometimes - Instead of using a hole punch, I adhered the letters to the Whisper White Baker's Twine using glue dots. #boom #adttricksandtechniques

I am so thankful that you have dropped by to check out my project today.
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Please see below for a list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project:


  1. Coolest pictures ever...they needed an outstanding *frame* like this! Gorgeous!!

  2. This is absolutely amazing Cathy! Honestly it's just stunning - I'm in awe xx

  3. Amazing!! this is such a great way to show off such fabulous pictures!! love this xx

  4. Wow this is stunning Cathy! I love how you’ve cleverly used those binder clips for your banner. This definitely going to be one of those projects you save as a keepsake.

  5. This is just STUNNING!! I love the way you've featured the Berry Burst from these patterns with those gorgeous photos of your girl. Gorgeous project Cathy xx

  6. Amazing again! Love the idea of a birthday banner. The colors are fabulous. I hate to say it though, your photos steal the show. They are so awesome Cathy.

  7. This is absolutely stunning Cathy.

  8. This birthday banner is so amazingly beautiful, Cathy!
    You are a brilliant paper artist!
    I love you and all your projects!

  9. Just stunning Cathy!! Your project is amazing! I love, love, love the gorgeous pictures you've used!

  10. Cathy, only you could create the perfect scrapbook banner! WOW! Hugs!

  11. Cathy this is adorable, your creations have complimented your photos! What an amazing idea! xo

  12. you do indeed have the perfect model for your project, love it!

  13. This is super amazing. I love what you have done to create this beautiful banner/memory piece.
    You are amazing!

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