Sizzix :) has provided me with an amazing banner stamp and dies set:
Sizzix Bigz die Heart, Stem & Leaves die - this heart was the perfect size for my banner - and I also do not have any other heart die. And then I did something that I usually don't do - I embossed my die cut shape. I used Sizzix Butterflies And Flowers Set embossing folder - it had this beautiful daisy that I could easily position in the center of my heart.
On top of my heart, i adhered an old leather bow with sparkling gems - it actually came from my gloves. Maybe I slowly turn into a hoarder I seem to keep lot's of junk - but I also tend to use it now and then :) (what's with me and these smilies today?)
Decorative Strip dies. I got to use for the first time Tim Holtz Rosette die. As I don't own extended cutting plates and platform, it is quite inconvenient to cut it, but if you're real cautious it's totally doable. But anyway - that platform and cutting pads are 1st on my shopping list, because using those it takes twice as less time than without them and you also don't get any mistakes.
I used some macrame style ribbon to hold my banner and pearl brads in the centers of rosettes. And as a little more hearty accent, I added small pearl hearts in each corner of my banner shapes.
Now I can't decide whether to leave this lovely piece at home where I can see it every day, or to ship it off to Germany for my hubby :)