Thursday, August 13, 2015

Banners for Baby



There are a couple of challenges out there calling for banners.

I wasn't sure what to do but ended up taking the sketch literally
and making a baby card that I'm going to be needing this month.


and



I used my banner punch and some snippets of paper to make this.
So I'm off to
Pixies Snippet Playground

Virginia's View Challenge #17

I think these banners qualify as homemade embellishments.


Something else I'd like to share with you....



dressed up version

This was made from the bed that I slept in as a toddler.

Several of my nieces, all 3 of our girls, Luke and Jack have slept in it.

Jack has graduated to a bigger bed now and 
I suggested that the bed would make a cute bench.

My very talented son-in-law went to work on it.

He even upholstered the cushion.

I LOVE it!

It still functions, doesn't take up as much space
and brings back some happy memories.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Baby Words set (a gift with no markings)
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:  Pacific Point, Whisper White, Snippets of DSP
Other:  Banner Punch, Baker's Twine

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


27 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely CAS card - love all the different patterned banners.

What a fantastic way to transform a bed, fab cushions too. xx

Betty Keefe said...

darling baby card, Bonnie - and that bench (alias baby bed) is fantastic - lucky you to have such a talented woodworker in the family - love the colors you chose for it too.

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun baby card! I love the different papers you used for it. The bench is a wonderful idea. It's a beautiful addition as furniture and a precious memory you see every day. How clever of your son in law.

Barb said...

What a pretty baby card Bonnie and such a good idea. Most of the cards I make go to my chosen charity each month so I'm going to "snitch" this idea if you don't mind. It will be fun to do something different for new baby cards.

How lovely the bench looks. It's nice to be able to recycle and use it when there are so many happy memories attached to it. Your son-in-law has done a wonderful job. Barbxx

Susanne Vargas said...

This is such a darling baby card!
Love that bench! You are lucky to have such a talented son-in-law! It's so wonderful that you continue to get use out of a piece of furniture that has been in your family for a such long time!

honeybeelane said...

Very pretty banner card, Bonnie. The bench is super and very special! Thanks for sharing over at HLS' Sketch challenge! :) Melissa

Mary Marsh said...

such a cute baby card Bonnie-its a nice layout and I need a baby card-so I might just use it- on another note I love the bench-your son-in-law did a fab job of converting it -how wonderful that it was used by the generations

Dana & Glen said...

The bench is gorgeous, you do indeed have a very talented SIL. I love the baby card, fabulous banners!

Sue - said...

Love your card and a great way of using up those pesky snippets! Your son in law has made a fantastic job of cutting down that bed, it makes a wonderful seat which I think would look great in a hallway.

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, first of all, I love, love, love this precious baby card! So fun and cute with all the different pieces of patterned paper for the banners.
Love the bench too! Wow! How very special and something to always treasure.
Lynn

Loll said...

Love your sweet baby card Bonnie. The bright colours and patterns of your banners are adorable! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS and HLS.

Your son-in-law is SO TALENTED! This is just beautiful. And what a special project to take something that has been in the family for years and re-build it into a family keepsake. Great job ... and his upholstery skills are top notch too!! xx

Maxine D said...

Thanks for the inspiration with your card, Bonnie - I may just end up CASING it :-).
Love the bed 'conversion', it is amazing!!
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Oh what a treasure! Perfect way to save that bed & for everyone to continue to enjoy it! Your card is so fun, Bonnie!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I had to go back and look at your card after I fell clean head over heels in love with the newly repurposed bench and those sunny pillows! I LOVE IT and just love that it holds so many wonderful family memories!! Oh, and yes, your banners for the baby card are adorable, Bonnie!! Hugs, Darnell

Maria A. said...

This is such a fun and festive card to welcome a sweet little baby, love the banner done in those fabulous papers.
The bench is simply awesome, I love how your bed was recycled, simply spectacular. Your son in law sure is a fantastic and talented crafter, how sweet of him to do this for you.

Doni High said...

Bonnie, I love your bright colorful banners...makes a great baby card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

JosieD said...

What a wonderful idea to make your childhood bed into a re-purposed piece to enjoy now....and the fact that many of the next generations slept in it, too. Very cool! These things from our past are to be treasured.
Josie

OH Babs said...

Nice and colorful banner card Bonnie. The bench is wonderful and how great you have a constant reminder of happy days.

Inkyfingers said...

What a perfect CAS baby card Bonnie - so stylish and contemporary!
What a gem of a son-in-law to make this wonderful bench happen. I'm so glad it will still have a place in your home to bring back great memories.
Hugs
Carol x

Faith A said...

Super Duper and bright card, love it.

Fabulous bench and as you say it brings with it wonderful memories.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the different colored banners, so festive. This is a great as a baby card since it isn't the usual blah pastel colors! I wondered if your banners are paper or washi tape and I see you answered that for us. Either way would be perfect. This is a great card!

Gloria said...

Hi Bonnie!
Did you made banners?
You are so clever!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little stampers sketch challenge!

laurie said...

Very cute idea..a baby banner card! Love the bench too, how special!

sue t. said...

Very cute card! But the bench- what a clever way to use a treasured heirloom! Thanks for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers!

Bobby said...

What a wonderful keepsake that bench is, Bonnie. Love your card celebrating the new arrival.

Marybeth said...

The bed bench is amazing! I saw this on Hallmark Home And Family show,showing how to make it...love the idea .how nice you had you bed .
Beautiful and festive banner card Bonnie!

Birgit said...

What a fun and colorful banner card! That bench steals the show! What a wonderful way to hold on to a piece of furniture such as a bed!! I love it! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge.