Monday, September 19, 2011

This is Halloween!

Welcome to Halloween Week here on Stampin' with Paula!  Everyday this week, I'll be posting a look at Halloween projects, many of which will be offered at my Spook-tacular Stampin' Buffet October 7 & 8.

I set out last week to make a Halloween banner with the new Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die.  I gave you a sneak peek at it on Friday but here it is: (click on the picture to get a better view).
Colors: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry.  Big Shot: Perfect Pennant Bigz L, and Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Dies.  Punches: 1-3/4", 1-1/4" and 3/4" circle punches.  Tools: Simply Scored, Crop-A-Dile. Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons, Silver Brads, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
I was a little sad when Stampin' Up retired the larger pennant die for the Big Shot.  But, this die is perfect for banners with more letters on them.  After all, if I had made one that said "HALLOWEEN" with the old one, you would have needed a very long wall on which to hang it.  So the smaller pennants on this new die are just right.  Each pennant is 4-1/2" tall and the entire banner is approximately 3' long with the ribbon ties on the end.

Usually I string banners together with ribbon, but this time I decided to use brads to put it together.  You can see that I alternated the pennants top to bottom to do this.  Once I got the lollies (paper medallions) and the letters on there, I decided to add the buttons on a whim.  Do you like them?

I will be offering this banner at my Spook-tacular Stampin' Buffet on October 7 & 8 if you would like to make one for your very own for $12. Can't come, and still want a banner like this (or any other for that matter) - I can make it for you for an additional fee.  Just contact me and let me know what you want.

For some strange reason, every time I look at this banner, the song from Nightmare Before Christmas (or the Haunted Mansion Halloween at Disneyland) runs through my head and I can't make it stop (the song starts about a minute into the video):

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you step by step how to make those cute lollies that are on the banners and introduce you to another catchy tune that I just can't seem to shake.


Yapha said...

Fantastic banner!! Those buttons are a great touch!!

Amy said...

Love the lollies! Great job.

Shelley Z said...

WOW! Your banner is really cool! May have to create my own!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Such a great project---love those buttons and lollies!

Heidi Baks said...

Ooooh, very nice!

Missi said...

Stinkin Cute!!