Cherry on Top: Garnish Your Parties with Banners

As April continues to blossom, we continue to celebrate celebrations! Once you finish your invitations and get them in the mail, you can get to work planning party décor as you anxiously await your guests’ arrival.

And what better way to welcome them to the celebration than a lovely banner? A banner is something simple that packs a lot of punch and sets the overall mood for the party. It is a wonderful focal point that adds festivity to any gathering and makes everything more fun!

Today we bring you two banners that have been designed for either a wedding or a bridal shower, but both of them can be easily customized to suit whatever occasion you’re celebrating.


This two-toned banner achieves elegance with ease, making it a great piece of décor for even the classiest events. The artist used a single stamp and some gold embossing powder to create the shimmery cascade of gold that graces the tips of each of these panels. Scattered gold sequins add touches of dimensional texture and contrast. Hang this lovely creation on the table that holds the wedding cake, or on the wall above the pile of gifts. You could even use this banner at an anniversary party! Ah, sweet papercrafted bliss.

This second banner we bring you is all about layers and color. The artist used a variety of cardstock, extra thick twine, and stamps to create a lighthearted piece of décor that’s bursting with fun. You can easily switch out the word “Love” and the “XOXOXO” sentiment for words that suit your celebration, making this banner a chameleon for all occasions. Our favorite thing about this banner? The Glacier extra thick twine tassels that make this banner pop with life!

Try a banner at your next party! For even more party fun, get some ideas on how to package party goodies in papercrafted glamour from this blog post of a few months back. Or, for a Christmas twist on banners, read this post. (Yeah, we know it’s only April, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about Christmas at least a little bit.)

Happy partying! You’ve got this celebration in the bag. 🙂

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Illustrious Invitations: Inked to Impress

Spring always brings a rush of new joys! It seems that love, weddings, flowers, sunshine, and even babies come pouring into our hearts all at once during this season. It’s a beautiful and welcome renewal after a cold, dormant winter.

With so many beautiful things blossoming all around us, it only makes sense to celebrate. Whether that’s through a bridal shower, a baby shower, a birthday party, a wedding reception, or simply an afternoon of crafting, we believe that everyone has something to celebrate this time of year.

And what’s a celebration without an invitation? Why, a very lonely celebration of course. You know what they say: the invitation sets the tone for the party! So we mined the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book for invitation stamp sets just right for ringing in spring. Marvel at the jewels we discovered!

C1612 My Acrylix® Shower Flowers

The flowers in this stamp set are to the Blossom paper packet as sunshine is to blue skies—they were made for each other! Use them in tandem to create an invitation that will have your guests rushing to your party so quickly they’ll blow the blossoms on the trees clean off!

B1478 My Acrylix® Ice-Cold Summer

The icy sparkles crystallized on these lemon slices look good enough to eat! We love the bright colors and shapes from this stamp set that make the invitation a party in itself. Can you imagine how happy you’d feel if this splash of life arrived in your mailbox?

If making your own invitations feels a little intimidating, just think of it as an alternative form of cardmaking! With one stamp set, you can create a collection of invitations that will make each of your guests feel special and appreciated—a little act of kindness that is well worth your creative efforts.

So open up the windows of your home (and heart) to spring! Let the fragrances, light, and even the occasional rain shower into your life. Breathe it all in. Even if your party is a long way off, today is always worth celebrating!


7″ x 5″ It’s a Shower Invitation

C1612 My Acrylix® Shower Flowers, X7196B Blossom Paper Packet, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

4 ¼” x 3 ¼” Time to Party Invitation

B1478 My Acrylix® Ice-Cold Summer, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5772 Canary Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

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