Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Banners


I have the  pleasure of joining in on the Ribbon Carousel and May Arts Blog Hop!


Banners were quite the rage not to long ago (they still are a hot ticket items, I think?) and I never got around to creating my own ribbon banner...until now.
I took three coordinating May Arts ribbon (solid black twill, blue chevron striped twill and red striped grosgrain), folded them over and stitched then onto a string of black burlap string. I made sure the banners were of different lengths and even added in an inverted v-cut for additional interest.
Perhaps this will be my go to card this year for graduations, I think it would be rather fun to make ribbon banners custom to the graduate's school colors.

Below is a a listing of all participants in the hop. Please stop by for a visit and be sure to leave  comments, as up for grabs is a fabulous ribbon carousel offered by May Arts and four spools of ribbon offered up by Ribbon Carousel. There are also chances to win spools of ribbon on each of the sponsor's facebook  pages as well!

111 comments:

  1. Oh la, la...love the color combo...perfect for a guys card...And the touch of stitching, different angles/texture of the ribbon I simply adore!

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  2. Love this bunting card Karen, it is so striking. Got a feeling I'll be seeing a lot more of the real thing soon when we celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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  3. This has to be one of the best ribbon banners I've seen. It's all about the colors and positioning. I will remember now to make them different lengths - it just works!

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  4. oooh Me likey! (; Yep, this would be awesome for graduation cards. very festive, fun and full of texture!

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  5. Gorgeous Karen!!!! Yes, I do believe they are still very much a hot ticket item!!! This is so fun and I love the colors and of course MA ribbon!

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  6. this is so gorgeous! I love the bunting using the ribbon!

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  7. How creative to make your own banners!! I just recently bought two sets with banners on them - I'm a little 'late' to the party!

    Love the fun colors you chose to use :)
    Maria

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  8. Great use of the ribbon! I love it!

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  9. fun place to visit-thanks for sharing

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  10. Simple and yet it stands out so much- lovely!

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  11. Love the CAS card, fantastic masculine card.

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  12. Oh, how I LOVE THIS CARD!!! I want to steal this idea and run away! LOL!

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  13. Love it! I agree probably going to steal your idea too.

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  14. Very cute card! And it definitely reads "Graduation" before I actually read, "Graduation!"

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  15. Love your ribbon banner, Karen! Such a fun idea and so adorable! :)

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  16. Love the pretty ribbon banner!

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  17. awesome...totally love how you used the ribbon to create this banner...love love love it...

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  18. Love the banner, great card :)

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  19. Cute card! Love the ribbons you chose, so fun!

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  20. Very nice! I love the idea of personalizing with school colors for graduates!

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  21. Cute idea to make flags out of ribbon. I haven't thought of it before. Love it.

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  22. Seriously the cutest banner ever!!!!!

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  23. Love this awesome card! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. love it, love it, LOVE IT! oh - did I say I love it!?!?!?!?!?

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  25. I love this card! It's so elegant and fun at the same time.

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  26. I swtill super love banners! Love what you did with this card!
    Jill

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  27. LOVE IT Karen! The angles, the texture, the colors...fabulous!

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  28. Oh my gosh this is the BEST! I have some of that chevron ribbon and I thought it would make a great little banner...and it does!

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  29. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win from May Arts and Ribbon Carousel. :)

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  30. OH - this is just fabulous!!! LOVE those banners!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  31. What a great graduation card and now I'm inspired to begin mine.

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  32. Oh I love the colorful ribbon banners!

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  33. Colorful and cute banner using ribbon.

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  34. love the ribbon choice! What a fun card!
    Lisa

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  35. Lovin' the ribbon banner, Karen! I especially love the mix of ribbons you've used!
    Hugs!
    x

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  36. What a great selection of ribbons for the banner. I'd like to see banners live a long life on cards and other papercrafts. I love them and they're so suitable for men, women & children. Very well done!! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Ribbon banners are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration and hosting.
    Victoria Lavender

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  38. Very cute!! I love the chevron twill!

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  39. This is the best idea I seen for ribbon on a card!!!

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  40. My favorite ribbon! Love how the black offsets the bright blue!

    Thanks for the hop!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
    www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  41. very cute banners. great color combo.

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  42. Clever for a graduation! Using school colors is a perfect idea.

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  43. Hey Karen... I love this Card!!! What a great use of the ribbon!...hugs..xoxo

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  44. Great use for all those tiny scraps of leftover ribbon we all hate to throw away!

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  45. I love the banners, a great way to use up scrap ribbon!

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  46. Karen, great card. Humm graphic designer by trade, you really are in your element!!! lucky girl, day and night being creative!!!
    ava

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  47. Nicely done! Love how the banners help to convey the message! :)

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  48. your ribbon banners are waaaaaaay fun, Karen! absolutely fabulous card!

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  49. Cute card. I love how you made the ribbon into a banner.

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  50. Thanks for sharing this fun banner card made with all that lovely ribbon!

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  51. Super fun!!! Great use of the fab ribbon!

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  52. nice card. love the colors! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  53. OHHH! I love this ribbon banner--GREAT ribbon choices and design! LOVE:)

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  54. LOOOVE this card Karen!! Those banners are absolutely fabulous. :)

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  55. another cute way to use scraps and I have a ton. Very cute.

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  56. super pretty! I love the way you used the ribbon... perfect way to get rid of my scraps!

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  57. Banners are still the "in" thing!! We will be surrounded by all sorts of banners when we have the Jubilee celebrations in England for the Queen and may still be around for the Olympics too!

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  58. So cute and a brilliant way to use up ribbon scraps. Love your grad card idea too!

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  59. Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.Calibrators :)

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  60. Fabulous--love the ribbon banners.

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  61. Great card--fun idea for adding color and kick to an otherwise simple card! Love the school colors idea too.

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  62. I love the red, blue, black combo. One of my faves. Your card has an awesome PAR-TAY feel with the color scheme and banners. Love it.

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  63. Cool card....Love love love the banners!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  64. Great card Karen. I love the banner of ribbon. Awesome job.

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  65. Love ribbon banner! The colors look great together! Thanks for the idea!


    Jeanette

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  66. Cool look with the ribbon banners...fits the occasion for this cute card!

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  67. great banner! Lovely idea!

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  68. Such a sophisticated color selection. I'm loving seeing all these ribbon banners, so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I love banners...this is a great idea!

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  70. That's a great card! I love how you let the banners go over the border

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  71. I absolutely Love this the cute Bunting is a great idea i can think of so many occasions to make this card for. thanks for the great idea.

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  72. Love the varity of colors and styles of ribbon on your card. Thanks

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  73. Wow! What a fantastic card! You can use this idea for zillions of colors and celebrations!! I am inspired!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  74. This is great!! I love how you sewed on the pennants and the great sentiment underneath! Love it!

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  75. what a great card!
    Love the banner <3

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  76. I love the masculine feel of the card. Makes me think graduation celebration!

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  77. What a great idea to use school colors in a congrats banner. TFS! Just make the banners even if it isn't the rage.

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  78. Really like this card. Colors combo is great and see my favorite chevron print ribbon again!

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  79. karen this is perfect! i have to get stitching on my cards. the effect is awesome. beautiful card my friend :)

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  80. I love your cards. So colorful and fun!!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the DT!!

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  81. I love the colors you chose. They work so well together.

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  82. Adorable idea to use the ribbon for the banners. Love the colors too.

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  83. I love banners. I hope they're still in, because I don't wanna stop using them. Thanks for being a stop on this blog hop =)

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  84. I know I still make and adore them, don't care if they go out of style! LOVE this card and homemade banner!

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  85. Cute way to use those ribbons!

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  86. The ribbon banner is brilliant, and amazingly I don't think I've seen that before.

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  87. oh my goodness!!! love, love, love all the darling pennants!

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  88. Great idea - still in fashion :>)

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