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Welcome to the first group post day of the March, 2013 Papertrey Ink Countdown!  Today the team is featuring a new stamp set and coordinating dies called Bountiful Banners.  It was designed by Maile, and it's filled with assorted classic banner images, along with some fun coordinating sentiments and a handful of great accents.  Everthing can be mixed and matched for a variety of looks.  The images in this set can be combined with nearly any other set you might have in your stamp collection as well!

For our projects today, Nichole challenged the team to find an inspiration piece and create a project based on that image.  I have been loving the whole nautical trend and came across this gorgeous set of wedding stationery.  I was most inspired by the card on the left that features the banner over the anchor and the pretty rope background.

Preppy wedding

I took those same elements and incorporated them into a card of my own...


The new Cover Plate: Twist die has a bit of a nautical vibe, so it was perfect for creating the front of my card.  The large anchor is from Out to Sea.  The small anchor circle, sentiment, and banner are all from the new Bountiful Banners set.  I combined a bit of berry striped paper along with a fresh floral print paper (from American Crafts).  The little anchor accent was created by stamping the circle anchor image and layering it over an Aqua Mist button.  I then added some little banner tails which were cut using the Countdown Details dies and some Enchanted Evening stripe paper.


I used the Cover Plate: Twist die to create the lacey front of my card.  Let me show you how.  You could do this with any of the Cover Plate dies for a unique card front.  

I trimmed a piece of cardstock to 4 1/4" wide x at least 7" or so long.  I scored a line across this piece at the 5 1/2" mark, then folded it along the score.  



I then trimmed away the excess, leaving just an 1/8" or so beyond the fold.  Starting out with a little excess and then scoring and folding before trimming makes it much easier than trying the fold over such a small piece.


I then adhered my Cover Plate: Twist diecut to this small 1/8" overhang.  It hides nicely behind the solid border of the diecut.  


It makes for a very pretty and unique card front!


I then lined the inside of the card with a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock, but you could just create the back out of the contrasting cardsock to save a step if you'd like.  

I hope you enjoyed today's peek at the new Bountique Banners stamp set and dies.  For more inspiration, be sure to visit the other DT members...