3D: Digital Hybrid Reunion Banner

Photo: 2004 Banner

Do you ever feel like life events seem to sneak up on you? I’m helping to plan my 10-year high school reunion, and the events are taking place this weekend. 10 years goes by so fast on one hand, and on the other hand there has been a TON of life squeezed into the past decade. I attended college, got married, graduated college with a B.S. in Kinesiology, lived in 3 states at 5 different addresses, had the births of my 2 boys, and my husband achieved his life-long dream of being a fighter pilot. It makes me so overwhelmed to reflect on God’s goodness to our little family! We are abundantly blessed.

I’m really looking forward to traveling “home” to CO, it will be my first flight in nearly 4 years where I won’t have kids with me! It’s a good thing the flight is long, I have a pretty lengthy checklist of things I’d like to do kid-free. At the top of the list? Take a nap! I’m not a great plane-sleeper but I’m going to give it my best shot since I don’t have to worry about the little ones running wild while I snooze. I am anticipating not having a clue what to do with my hands, they’re always so preoccupied with parenting duties. That reminds me I should probably bring some stamping, right??

Part of my reunion planning duties included making a banner for the events. Here is what I came up with!

Photo: Reunion Banner

Here’s a closeup of the banner flags. TIP! I used a Stampin’ Spritzer with some rubbing alcohol and a few drops of  Smoky Slate ink refill to add some character to the otherwise plain Whisper White flags.

Photo: Reunion banner details

Do-It-Yourself: Have you ever wished a stamp image was larger? Did you know you can make a stamp image any size you’d like using the My Digital Studio software? There are a TON of stamp sets, both retired and current, that have corresponding digital downloads in my online store, in addition to exclusive MDS artwork. So fun! To make the larger letters for my banner, I started with a blank 8.5″ x 11″ canvas, arranged all of the stamp image letters I needed from the Morning Post Alphabet and Morning Post Numbers digital downloads, sized them according to my needs, and printed the page out using my home printer and a sheet of Whisper White cardstock. Then, I simply cut them out using my Paper Snips and adhered them to my spritzed flags using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give extra visual interest.  Here’s what the page looked like post-printing:

Photo: Banner letters on 8.5" x 11" page

If you’d like to make your own banner and don’t want to waste time planning measurements and figuring out the best way to cut the flags, I have an online class with project directions in a PDF format available for only $9.95. The class is for a patriotic banner, but I used the same Whisper White and decorative Night of Navy flags for the reunion banner. In fact, I used pieces I had already cut out for Patriotic Banner kits that I prepared for a class to make my new banner. What kinds of banners will you create? After you learn the process, the possibilities are endless!

Patriotic Banner Online Class By Becky Gifford The Social Stamper

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Happy Stamping,

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