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IBS July release Vintage Banners and a sunny Happy Birthday card

Our Inspired by Stamping July release designer sneak peeks for today are the Vintage Banners and Everyday Tab sets. I'm working with Vintage Banners.

This is such a great set; it is so versatile. I like that the banners are a good size and stand out on their own. Their size makes them ideal for cards or layouts. This is a 13 cm (4") square card base, so that gives you an idea of the size.

Since summer is now here, I decided to create a sunny, summer birthday card. I paper pieced one of the stamps from the Vintage Banner set and the gorgeous sunflower stamp from last month's French Country release (another fantastic large stamp).

I created layers on the sunflower stamp to give it more volume.

Inside I used stamps from the July release Happy Occasions and Happy Occasions Sentiments that were 'sneak peeked' on Saturday, July 6th. And once again, I really like the sizing and fonts of these sentiments. They dress up the inside of my card oh so nicely.

Give a click on the links below to see what the other talented IBS designers are up to today:

Contest!!! July 6th—July 10th IBS owner Joanna Munster, will be giving away blog candy. Each day one lucky winner will receive that day's featured stamp set. Winners will be announced daily on the July Winners Page at 7:00 p.m. Brisbane time the following day. You must leave a comment on her blog to be eligible to win, only one comment per person and each winner will be randomly selected. 

July 10th is the official release date with all new stamps available for purchase. Free shipping will be available on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only from July 10th, 7 p.m. to July 12th, 7 p.m., Brisbane time. Use code "IBSJULY". In addition, all new July stamp sets purchased together as a bundle will receive a 10% discount.


Stamps from Inspired by Stamping July release sets Vintage Banners, Happy Occasions and Happy Occasions Sentiments and French Country, scrapbook paper and cardstock.


  1. Wow!!! Love the colors and layering.

  2. Stunning layered flower. Beautiful card

  3. Good heavens! The fussy cutting and layering of that gorgeous flower look amazing.

  4. OMG, that flower is AMAZING! I can't begin to imagine how long it must have taken you to fussy cut it. This card is a big smile on paper. It's gorgeous!

  5. Oh my gosh, so beautiful!

  6. Wow! Shani, this is sooooo pretty! Love the 3D look to the sunflower and the label, too.

  7. Beautiful!! I love the way you layered the sunflower, I'm going to have to try that.

  8. LOVE! So bright and cheery and classy! Amazing! Hugs, Joanna

  9. Great way to layer! Love!

  10. love your bright happy card and that flower!!! :)

  11. Beautiful! Love the details on the flower.


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