I’ve seen some amazing Halloween banners online lately and I was inspired to create my own. So I gathered my supplies and got into the spooky spirit! Here is how you can make your very own spooktacular bunting:
black crepe streamer paper
scrapbook paper (I used 6×6 pads of Apothecary Emporium & Mischievous)
paper glaze or glitter glue
2 3/8 Stampin Up scallop circle punch
3.5 inch scallop circle punch
1.5 inch circle punch
Cut 12 banner pieces out of scrapbook paper. Then ink the edges with black for a vintage look.
Next, create crepe paper rosettes using your hands and a stapler: Basically you just fold the crepe paper in your left hand (if you’re right-handed) into small, angled pleats. Holding the pleats down, keep going until you have formed a circle, try to keep it even. Stop and trim extra crepe paper when you have a circle then staple the middle of the rosette so it doesn’t unravel…you may need to staple a few times. I stapled each one three times just to make sure!
Next punch twelve 3.5 inch scallop circles out of white cardstock, then twelve out of orange cardstock using the smaller scallop punch. Rub black ink on all the edges.
I made a template for the letters using Photoshop, I printed them on white cardstock, and punched them out using a 1.5 circle punch and then used paper glaze om each letter so that the black glitter would stick. I let those dry for about 30 minutes. (See below for a free printable of the letters I created!)
To assemble: Use an adhesive roller to attach the orange scallop circle to the black crepe rosette to the white scallop circle and onto the banner. Use foam squares to attach the glitter letters to the top. Finish by punching holes in the top of each banner piece and string them together using ribbon.
Now sit back and enjoy the wicked view!
Free Printable: Spooktacular banner letters PDF File. Use a 1.5 circle punch for letters.
Here is the card I made for the baby shower I talked about in my last post. Its sweet, simple, and sparkly.
I used a pink card, applied a tiny heart border along the fold, then stamped the card with the saying “Precious Little One” and sprinkled glitter onto it. I scallop punched the bottom right corner of the card and since I love my Martha Stewart elephant punch….I decided to place a green elephant in the middle of it. (it was actually on the inside of the card)
Then I took some cute buttons and attached them to the card using glue dots. Such a quick yet sweet card.
The washcloth cupcakes was part of her gift (as seen in the previous post) but here is the card I made for my friend that’s expecting twin boys.
I started off with a green card from Paper Source. I punched out a 2.5 scallop circle of patterned cardstock and a smaller scallop of light blue cardstock. I needed a focal point so I took my Martha Stewart elephant punch and punched out two cute little elephants from teal and white polka dot paper. I then added a tiny heart to the two overlapping trunks with a foam dot. I punched the edge of the card and swiped some navy blue ink across it so it would pop. Then I cut some velvet scalloped ribbon as an embellishment for the card. I laid that down and then adhered the scalloped elephants on top. It was missing something so I took a pen and wrote out: GOOD THINGS come in multiples on the card. I added some glue and sprinkled some glitter on the Good Things to make it sparkle!
I added a punched out elephant to the envelope flap too! I think it turned out pretty good.
I made a birthday card for a friend’s daughter that is turning one. I started with a plain kraft card and then layered some scrap paper to make it look interesting. The biggest piece was punched with a corner rounder. I took a coordinating pink polka dot paper scrap and inked it with a message that read “ Sweet Birthday Wishes“, I thought this looked boring so I went over it with a glue pen and dusted some sparkly pink glitter over it….perfect for a little princess! I used a chipboard accent of a cupcake from the Cupcake Love collection of Little Yellow Bicycle on the bottom right. I topped it with a number one sticker. I cut a strip of green polka dot paper, punched it with a heart design and then inked the edge of it so it would stand out from the background. I then took some of my glitter and accented the green strip paper.
To finish it off I took my handy-dandy white pen and went around the perimeter and drew little dashes. And lastly, I took some pink bakers twine and tied it around the fold to make it look just a bit more feminine! I love the way it turned out!
Oh and I also stamped the envelope, and added the same glitter color to add some pizzazz.