Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome to the Fall & Halloween Challenge Blog Hop

Hi everybody !  Welcome to our Fall and Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Pam of the The Bug Bytes.  You should have arrived at my blog from Kelly at Kams Crafty Space if you just jumped in you might want to go back to The Bug Bytes so you don't miss any fabulous projects.  All of on The Bug Bytes Design Team just love creating crafty projects this time of year. We wanted to share some of our special Fall and Halloween projects with you on this blog hop so be sure and stop by each DT member's blog to get inspired.  Pam is offering some blog candy (special prize) so see her rules on her post at the start of this blog hop.  I am also offering some blog on to find out how to enter.

I just LOVE to make banners to decorate my home during the holidays!  A couple of years ago, I made a large Halloween Banner that I have already hung up in our family room that you can see HERE.  This year I wanted to make a smaller Halloween banner to hang up in my Kitchen.  When I think of Halloween, spooky Ghost always seem to come to mind first so I went with the Ghost theme for my banner.

I started out by making the banner pieces out of Bazzill cardstock
cut into triangles. 

Next I used the Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch
to create a border to go across the top of each banner piece
in alternating background colors. And I added some fun
polka dot ribbon to hang the banner pieces from the garland.

I made the large Rosettes starting by cutting (2) 12" X 3" strips
of Halloween pp, scoring them each at 1/2" marks using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board
and adhering the two pieces together with redline tape, and  folding to create the rosette. 
I used a 2" circle punch  to cut two cardstock circles per banner piece.
I hot glued one circle to the front of the rosette and another on the back
 to create a more stable rosette. I then added a 1 1/2" circle punch piece in a different
color cardstock and added a Thickers Varsity Letter to complete the banner word. 
For a finishing touch I hot glued some K&Company Halloween 3d embellishments.

Hope you liked my Halloween Banner...I am hanging it up in the kitchen window along with some cute ghost ceramic candle holders to keep the Halloween Spirit flowing through my house!

If you want a chance at my Blog Candy Give Away, just leave a comment on this post before Noon on Monday October 24th.  The lucky winner will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card !!  Perfect to getting a Latte or Hot Chocolate to keep you warm during the fall weather.

Thanks for stopping by.  Okay, time for you to hop to the next blog for more inspiration!  Please hop on over to Carole's blog at On My Craft Room Wall


AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

I think it is Boo-licious!

Kelly M said...

Fab banner. Need to have a go at this x

Pam said...

Beautiful Banner. TFS. I have to try my hand at making one.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Very, very cute! I love the large rosettes!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, I love your banner!!! Great job!

Carole P said...

Adorable banner! I personally love the simple Halloween message "BOO"!

tani said...

Very cute project and a nice warm hot chocolate sounds good too.

Kymberlee said...

Great job on the banner. My daughter loves it and she doesn't like Halloween stuff normally

Kate said...

How fun and festive, I love this! Great job.

Newbie2crafting said...

awesome banner. I'm a new follower.


amylynne said...

Fabulous banner!! Love it!!

JustYolie said...

Oh my goodness! Your banner is super fabulous!!! LOVE IT!!

Lori Apgar said...

Love your banner!

Sally said...

Love the banner - very original!

marg0006 said...

Nice project! My blog is Loving Scrapper 101. and my mail is

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun, unique banner! Love all the "fluff"!! Great job!

Mel said...

Very cute banner- love it :)

JenL said...

Pretty banner!

callyannc said...

Super cute banner! I love the wispy glittery tinsel you used! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
Come on over:)


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