Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 9
Wow! we’re well and truly into the home straight now and as it’s October I finally get to start decorating, yay!!! – well, after my birthday anyway 🙂 So today’s project is a mini banner, inspired by the sample on page 26 of the Holiday Catalogue using the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits.
The banner pieces in today’s project are quite small but that makes them the perfect size to decorate a workspace, frame or to add to a larger home décor piece. I’ve kept the colours bright as Halloween is in Spring here, but you could easily swap them out for more traditional colours if you like.
There’s very little stamping in this version but I had great fun mixing and matching die cuts and punched pieces to create this not-so-spooky decoration. I think this would be a great project for kids to put together as well, just cut and stamp the embellishments – depending on their age and then let them go to town creating their own masterpiece 🙂
I used the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits to cut out the banner pieces in four different cardstock colours, created a template for the holes from a spare piece and then used that as a guide for the rest.
I like symmetry so my banner is the same on both sides with a unique flag in the centre and I’ll give you a brief overview of what I used on each one and any tips that might be useful.
The Basic Black flag has spider webs from the Seasonal Tags Framelits in Silver Glimmer Paper. TIP: I added some Tear and Tape to the back of the glimmer paper before I ran it through the Big Shot, this made them a cinch to adhere.
The Pumpkin Pie flag has bats from the Seasonal Tags Framelits and Home Sweet Home Thinlits. This piece really needed a little something extra & a Very Vanilla moon punched with the 3/4″ Circle Punch was perfect. TIP: This would look even better with some sponging 🙂
The Lemon Lime Twist flag has punched pieces from the Tree Builder Punch. I stamped the tree from the coordinating Sprinkles of Life stamp set to add a little texture. TIP: The face of the ghost is the perfect size for the little pumpkins and was a quick and easy way to make a jack o’ lantern.
The centre Rich Razzleberry flag has the ghost, banner and sentiment all from the Sweet Home stamp set, die cut with the coordinating Home Sweet Home Framelits.
I hope you liked my fun mini banner today and one benefit to it being so small is that is easily fits inside one of our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes 🙂 This would be a great way to package it up as a kit or you could add some extra bits and pieces for a little party in a box.
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12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 9 | Supplies
Note: I used lots of different products on today’s project and will just list the main ones.
World Card Making Day Flyer (Click to download)
Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3, Get 1 FREE (Click to download)