This card showcases the Pennant Parade set, matching punch and this year's In Colors collection. I also used the lovely Hand-Penned Holidays set to add the sentiment at the bottom.
If you look closely, you'll see the background was embossed with polka dots using a Texturz plate. The plates are larger and can therefore accomodate the length of a 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 in. card, whereas the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder would have been a smidge too short to cover the whole cardstock. It is important to remember to stamp your sentiment before adding the dry-embossing or else you'll have a bumpy surface to work on and will probably be missing part of the letters, ending up with a sentiment that's hard to read.
I used the mat pack and paper piercer to add a row of piercing on both ends of the sentiment, and added pearls to the pennants to mimick tacks holding the banner together. Now that we have the mini silver brads, those would also be a nice size for the pennants.
Finally, I used one of our long tall envelope and stamped it to match the card using the Pennant Parade set.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Notes manuscrites (Hand-Penned Holidays), Pennant Parade
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Inks: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Paper piercer and mat pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Texturz plate,
White envelope, Pearl basic jewels, Pennant punch, Circle punch