Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mini Banners

OK so I have the coolest nieces and nephew!
Going to see my sister and her family this year (my first trip sans kids, ever!) was a blessed time of reconnection and remembering who Iiiii am!! 
Teens these days have way more than they need... so I wanted to create a custom gift that matched their personalities... These MINI Name Banners were easy to travel with and they celebrate each of their style!
My family owns my heart... so it's fitting that the Hearts a Flutter framelits (#130159), my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) can create these oh-so-fabulous banners!
Don't waste paper!
Cutting the paper to be the dimension of the banner flag that you pick!  The Magnetic Platform holds the framelit right where you want it and it will go through (up-to) 3 sheets of stacked Designer Series Paper for a quick creation!
My mini-me, baby niece owns my heart.... so creating her a banner in her favorite colors was easy and fun with our Eastern Elegance (#130131) Designer Series Paper.  The Costal Cabana captured her heart... that and the BLING of our Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005)!
Adding these sweet punched Bitty Butterflies (#129406) show that she makes her Auntie's heart flutter!!
When I think of my awesome nephew... I see my son and how they remind me of one another.  My son is following in his older cousin's footsteps with his love of Sports.. so capturing the look for my nephew was uber fun.
Our Modern Medley hounds tooth print reminds me of his Cool vibe.  Layering Real Red card stock (#102482) for a POP on his name.  Adding Basic Black card stock (#121045) mini flags stamped with the Versa Mark pad (#102283).  Silver embossed (Silver embossing powder #109131 and our Heat Tool #129053) Great Sport footballs (#124307) to pick up his all-boy vibe (we don't have any paintball guns to stamp - lol).
My Classic Beauty niece is all over the Afternoon Picnic (#131390) for a girly-girl elegance.  This will be perfect in her dorm room!  Our (retired but so lovely) Vintage Flower Trim accented with Wisteria Wonder (#126985) ink for a coordinated and elegant look.

I A-D-O-R-E my Big Shot!  Punching the letters out with our Typeset Alphabet Bigz creates a quick and easy project that has a great impact! 
Tied together with our Whisper White Baker's Twine (#124262) for a stream-lined look.  Every teen loves to see their name in lights... here these great kids have their own banner to celebrate who they are!  Individuals and oh-so-awesome!!
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How do you celebrate those in your life who mean so much?!?!  Hang their name in a way that will leave an impression!  Name Banners are guaranteed to be fun and personal.. and hand crafting a gift is sure to be even more special.

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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