Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Perfect Pennants Edition

Wow, can you believe it is 2015?!  Our Christmas break went way too fast, as usual, but we had such a fabulous time with family and friends. I hope that you did too!  It's time for our first blog hop of the year from The Stamp Review Crew.  For this hop we are using Perfect Pennants.  This is one of my favorite sets of all time.  It's so versatile!  

I started the tradition last year of making a memory jar. Throughout the year, we wrote down funny things that the kids said and good things that happened in our family and put the slips of paper in a pretty jar that I decorated.  We got a hotel room on New Year's Eve and had so much fun reading the memories of the year with the kids as we waited for the ball to drop.  We even surprised them with the last one, telling them that we are taking our first family trip to Disney World!  I wanted to make a new jar for this year, and Perfect Pennants was the perfect stamp set for this project!

The background star paper is a sneak peek at some SAB DSP.  It is embossed white and you can sponge or brayer over it to reveal the pattern. I sponged So Saffron and Hello Honey over mine, then stamped some of the big stars from Perfect Pennants for some added variety. It looks even better in person!  

Here is a look at the top. I thought the "Make a Wish" sentiment was quite appropriate considering we will be going to Disney this year and will have plenty of memories from there to fill our jar with!  

I hope you enjoyed my project!  I would really encourage you to do something like this with your family. Looking back on these cards in the years to come will be priceless! 

Click on the links below to continue on to the fabulous Holly Krautkremer's blog, or to go back to the amazing Cindy Beach's blog if you are working your way backwards. Or, if you get lost, you can find the complete blog roll at the bottom of the post!

Blog Roll:

  1. Wendy Weixler 
  2. Dawn Tidd
  3. Lisa Young
  4. Debra Burgin
  5. Heidi Baks
  6. Kerry Willard Bray
  7. Debra Currier
  8. Ann Schach
  9. Beth Beard
  10. Mike Funke
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nancy Smith
  13. Yapha Mason
  14. Tanya Boser
  15. Cindy Beach
  16. Shana Gaff
  17. Holly Krautkremer


  1. Fabulous project, Shana! I love the tradition that you started and how you decorated that jar!

  2. Love the memory jar idea! "Make A Wish" is perfect for that Disney theme.

  3. Cute, Shana! I love the idea. What a great tradition! You have inspired me to create one for my family.

  4. I love this!! Very cool I think I will need to do that for us too! yay on your Trip to Disney World you will have so much fun!

  5. Such a great idea, Shana! Perfect Pennants is a great set to use for 2015! I love the star paper you created. I haven't tried any of that yet. TFS!

  6. What a fantastic idea and perfect use of this stamp set!

  7. What a great idea to create a memory jar! Love the dangling stars!

  8. What a fabulous idea and charmingly decorated....have a great trip

  9. What an adorable jar, and a cute idea too! I love how you tied in Disney into the wish sentiment.

  10. What a fabulous tradition! I wish I'd thought of this when the kids were younger. I still may adapt the idea to the good things that happen to us during the year. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Love your memory jar.

  11. OMG! This is so clever! Totally out of the box (or jar)! Love it!