Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall is in the Air

...... or on my wall !
The theme this week at SweetSassyDiva  is Fall is in the Air (but in my neck of the woods we could see some snow tonight - oh yea !). I chose to make a simple banner using some of my favorite (but almost gone) Stampin Up designer paper.

The banner is cut from Country Life at 7.75". I attached the layers to the ribbon using some copper brads.

The letters are from Birthday Bash cut at 2.5". I inked the edges of the shadow layer with Marina Mist and used dimensionals to attach the top layer. I tied some brown bakers twine to buttons that came from one of my husbands old shirts and randomly placed on each letter.

 The rosette is made from 2 strips of 1.5" x 11" paper that is scored every 1/2" and accordion folded. I wish I could show how you to actually finish making these, but there are lots of tutorials out there to help you better than I can :) I can tell you that I have found the only way to hold them together is to dig out the hot glue gun !
I added a brown corduroy button to the center while the glue was still hot... it won't be going anyhwere :)

I apologize for the pictures taken on my well used crafting paper... as you can see, I don't use a new one for each project. Some day I will be better at adding the photo taking into my project plans ... yea , right.... that would mean I actually plan my projects instead of winging it ... hehehe

Recipe is as follows:
Cricut Country Life -  Banner cut at 7.75"
Cricut Birthday Bash -  Letters cut at 2.5"
Papers from Stampin Up
Ribbon from Stampin Up
Button From Stampin Up


  1. Fab project, isn't it great to have decorations all year round and not just at Christmas :) I always use bits of paper under projects too; I sometimes think the scrap paper looks more interesting than the project I'm working on! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog x

  2. Wonderful banner, great project
    Hugs Julie P