I just love the fall and all of the warm and cozy things that go along with it. I find it very refreshing when there is a little chill in the air (not too cold) and the smell of pumpkin spice everywhere you turn. I decided to create a banner that would remind me of all of that fall goodness that I could use year after year. Plaid pumpkins just about says it all!
For this project, I used dies created by Stephanie Barnard for the Stamps of Life. Stephanie also partners with Sizzix and together they bring some amazing stamps and dies. The plaid paper used on the pumpkins comes from a wonder paper pad called Mad For Plaid by Colorbok.
Here is a quick video I put together of my Fall Plaid Pumpkin Banner:
I used the Big Banner Die Set from the Stamps of Life. The really cool part about the main banner die is that it has ribbon sliders at the top which makes it easy to string the ribbon through. As you can see, I added several layers of the banner dies which helps to make the banner very sturdy. I also used the Pumpkin Fold-it and the 3.5 inch Upper Case Dies to spell out FALL. The alphabet dies include corresponding shadow dies. I have to say, I think one of my new favorite types of die sets are the “fold-its” line from the Stamps of Life. Basically, they make cards in various shapes like butterflies, presents, cupcakes, flowers, etc. If you have time, you should check them out. They are super simple to make and I always get compliments on my cards when I send them out. You can also use the main shape of the fold-its on a banner as I have done here. All of the fold-its cards fit into an A2 standard envelope and fold flat so they are easy to mail.
Along with the dies listed above, I used patterned paper from K&Company and shimmer cardstock from DCWV. I tied small bows at the top of each pumpkin with Hemptique Cord. I just love the earthy colors of this cord. I finished off the banner with some olive green ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this quick banner project. Please feel free to share your banner projects with me if you make something similar! I would love to see them! Happy Fall and Happy Crafting!!