September 4, 2011


Hi!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a Witchy Banner!  Sometimes that is just how I feel!  Most of the time I just love Halloween.

I started with some paper.  The purple paper is from Nikki Sivils Boo-tiful, and I think I got it at CKC in Kansas City last October.  The green black and orange are cardstock from my stash.

I turned to Birthday Bash for my banner base.  There are several banner shapes to choose from and I wanted to layer two pieces.  I started with the triangle at 3.94w x 4.25h.  I copied and rotated a second triangle, then copied the two of them three times to get 8 triangles on my mat.

I cut them out with the purple plaid.

For the top layer, I chose the zig zag triangle banner sized at 3.92w x 4.25h.  I copied, rotated and copied until I had eight triangles on my mat.

I cut out these in lime green cardstock.

I found the Witches Hat from Mini Monsters and sized it 2.95w x 3.50h.  I used Hide Contour to hide the inside cuts on the hat.  I put eight on my mat.

I cut them out in black cardstock.

On the next layer, I put eight stars from the hat layer (I hid the hat band and circle) along with the word "witchy" from Birthday Bash at 1.0w x 1.12h.

I cut out the stars with some purple scraps.  I found this scrap for the letters with halloween words on it.

Next I jazzed up the hats with some stickles.  I did half of the hat bands purple and the other half lime green.

I put icicle stickles on the stars. 

My banner was missing one thing (and I don't have the patience for making rosettes) so I found this shape from Elegant Edges.  I cut out eight of them at 2.90w x 2.76h.

I cut them out in orange card stock.

Here is the shape after I weeded out the inner cuts.

I layered the pieces together to have a look.

I inked the letters with black stamp pad ink and pop-dotted them on the hats.

I put them all together with some polka dotted ribbon.  I am getting better at using patterned paper and busy ribbon together (still prefer solid colors most of the time)!

Here is my banner all together.  I hung it on my daycare door (cackle, cackle)!  Hope you have a wonderful witchy day!!  Thanks for having me over today SweetSassyDiva!!


Michelle said...

Oh my word...That is CUTE!! I like the how you put it all together. Very "festive" :) What are rosettes? I made my first banner just this past week. That is time consuming for sure!! The more I see from mini monsters and birthday bash, the more I am thinking I need these carts! TFS!


Suzanne said...

Very cute banner Lori. The Witches hat is too cute. I love all the different banner shapes from Birthday Bash.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love your banner! What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. :)


Leah said...

Such a cool banner. Love witches. TFS

Monica said...

Very cool!
I was wondering ... looks like you got a lot of use out of your mat.
Do you use something to restick your mat? what seems to work best for you?

Thanks for sharing your cool projects.

Vicki said...

Cute! I love the witches hats..Very nice job!

Natalie M said...

Very clever! You did a great job! Thanks for your inspiration! I sure learn a lot from you!

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by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Lovely Be-witched Banner. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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