Stampin' Up! Banner Blast meets Backyard Basics

My Club Hostess (Hi Dyanne!) asked for one of her projects to include the Sale-a-bration stamp set Banner Blast and it's coordinating punch. While I was playing around with this set, Stampin' Up! announced that our Framelit set Backyard Basics would be on sale this week. (Click the link at the bottom of this post for more info.)

My first thought was to have the bird from Backyard Basics perched on the strung banner, but I had already adhered the banner in place and there really wasn't enough room. So I decided to place him where a sentiment would have gone instead. He looks kinda cute down there...

So then I tried again, this time adding a second banner (why? I don't know…) and subbing out Daffodil Delight for Calypso Coral. And then for some reason, the butterfly (also from Backyard Basics) looked like it belonged on the banner!

Maybe the card I demo at the meeting will include the bird up on the banner…? Who knows ;)
It will be interesting to see what variations are made by the ladies at our meeting today. Isn't it fun to start out with the same ingredients and end up with different finished products?

Want to create today's project… or something similar? ha!
Here's what you'll need, along with the item number for easy ordering.
Stamps: Hardwood (w133032/c133035 - $17.95/$13.95), Backyard Basics (w129255/c129258, $24.95/$17.95), Sale-a-bration Banner Blast (w133032/c133035)
Project Colors: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Framelits - Backyard Basics (129380)*, Brayer (102395), 1-3/8" circle punch (119860), Sale-a-bration Banner Punch (133519)
Embellishments: Jewel Basic Rhinestone (119246)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) 

*on-sale this week only, normally priced at $24.95 - sale price is $18.71