Daily Archives: August 10, 2010

Keeping it Simple

Where do the days go?  I can’t believe summer is almost over.  During June and July, we are overwhelmed with swim team practices, meets and associated events.  Then before we know it, it’s August, summer swim is over and we have just a few short weeks before school starts again.  It’s a whirlwind.

I was asked by our swim team B.O.D. President to make thank you notes again this year.  She needed 16 so I tried to keep it pretty simple.

Thank You


I used the new Die-namics Banner Day die along with Banner Day Alphabet by My Favorite Things.  The two work pefectly together and, in my opinion make great “team” cards.

Since the letters are cut so close and individually, it was very easy to layout the “thank you” on my acrylic block then stamp all at once.  The “thank you” panel is raised on dimensional boosters (because I can’t make a flat card) and I did not adhere the tips of the banners so they could each be tipped slightly up on the ends.

The most cumbersome part of the process was running the banner die through my Cuttlebug nine times for each card.  (In case you’re curious, that’s 144 times.)  But I did it in bits and pieces and I was happy with the final design.  So was the B.O.D. President and that’s what matters most. 

We had a great season. So very exciting!  But like every other year, we’re enjoying our break.  🙂 

BIG thanks to our B.O.D. and coaches for their countless hours of dedication to another fabulous year! 

2010 Red Division Champions!  WOOHOO!!!  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Banner Day Alphabet  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink Stampers Select, True Black, Pure Poppy  Accessories:  MFT Banner Day Die-namics, black marker, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.