Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Boy do I have HALLOWEEN on the brain! I absolutely LOVE that holiday.
the colors, the excitement, the decorating, the candy {wink}
So I decided to make a new and different {for me}banner this year.
and here she is

I used 3 sheets of 12 x 12 papers - cut them in 1/2 {6in} then again in half {3 in} 
did the good ol' accordion fold on all the pieces

now here is the tricky part...not really but...here is a heads up
when attaching the ends of the folded strips REMEMBER to attach them
1 printed side to one white side (in other words do not attach same color side to same color side) if you remember this then the piece will flatten
nicely when finishing the piece off - otherwise you get this funky kink in the piece.

I used my extra jumbo punch and cut out some circles to add to the top of each rosette - but you could also use a circle cutter or a plate and some scissors.

I had these cool chipboard letter from MS which were white and used some
black gloss spray paint and they turned our magical and so shiny!
I used some hemp twine, some fun fabric scraps and tulle to add some decoration and fluff to the banner. 

I am supah-dupah happy with this banner. I just pulled out my Halloween decorations and can't wait to get to decorating - only 1 more week to go.

I am linking this up to the following parties:

uncommonly yours
market yourself mondays
made by you monday
one project at a time
tip me tuesday
too cute tuesdays

happy crafting ---xo



Basement Stamper said...

I want to be a little kid in your house, love all your festive decorations. Hope you two have a wonderful anniversary, have to say it was a great day to get married (or be born ;-))

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

Great banner - what fun! Joining from Flock Together Tuesday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

Cheap Cajun said...

Came over thru the blog hop.
Love all of your crafts!

Hope you stop by!

EmmaK said...

I am crazy for Halloween too and will definitely try this neat decoration idea. I'm popping over from the You Like Me! bloghop. I'm the author of Cocktails at Naptime. Can you tell I like Cocktails lol??

Theresa said...

I'd like to do more paper crafting this fall! Cute idea!Visiting from @ DearCreatives.com