Grateful Banner

Oct 15, 2014 | Uncategorized | 11 comments

 Welcome to this month’s Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop where we are focusing on Gratitude and Thanksfulness!  I love this theme – I am truly blessed in so many ways- beautiful family, wonderful friends, good health, just to name a few! 

My project today is really simple and went together quickly! I thought it would be fun to create a “grateful” banner that I could use in my stampin’ studio – that I have named “The Bee Spot.”

Want to check out The Bee Spot? – click here 

I have a love for all things vintage and thought the banner was perfect for one of my stacks of vintage suitcases (I have several stacks of these!)  

To create the banner quickly and easily, I relied on my Big Shot and the Banner framelits.  

I cut several banners –  some in crumb cake cardstock, vanilla cardstock,  and some with the Typeset specialty designer series paper. 

On a few of the banners, I used a smaller banner framelit to stamp the letter on.  For the letters that are stamped on a rectangular shaped piece I did this – 

I used the photopolymer stamp set Larger Than Life Alphabet and Numbers –  using a clear block made it very easy to position my letters exactly where I wanted them.  Black ink used is the Memento Ink.

I wanted to add some sponging so the banner didn’t look so pristine – baked brown sugar ink “dirtied and aged” the pieces.  If you don’t like the vintage look – simply omit the sponging – and your banner would look like the piece below with the letter T on it.

Here is one more look at the banner – wouldn’t this look cute with a pumpkin sitting on the suitcase stack?? 

Thanks for visiting today – I am grateful that you have “hopped” by! 

The next stop on our hop today is my friend, Stella MacKay – please click below to see what she has created for us!

And if you would like to hop back to  Josee’s blog, please click below

Products used on my project are listed below!  Please contact me if you have any questions – 



  1. Unknown

    That is really cute! My daughter loves that style, I see a little gift coming her way! Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura

      You are welcome! Glad you like it – and it is really simple to put together! Enjoy!

  2. Alicia Graham

    I just love this banner. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Laura

      Thank YOU! Glad you love it – I do, too!!!

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  4. Carol Carriveau

    This banner is wonderful and very vintage…love that you hung it from the wonderful vintage suitcases!

    • Laura

      Thank you, Carol!

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