A few days ago, I showed you a Merry Christmas banner I made featuring the October Paper Pumpkin kit. Today, I am going to show you a similar banner that features the September Paper Pumpkin kit – Layered Leaves. The Thankful banner is made in almost the same way as the Christmas banner.
Here is how I made this banner:
Cut 2 sheets of Early Espresso cardstock into quarters (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) to get 8 pieces. I also cut 8 pieces of the yellow-orange pattern from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack sized at 5-1/4″ x 4″. I cut the bottom edge to get the banner look (I share details on how I did this in the Merry Christmas Banner post; for the DSP pieces measure just under an inch).
For the circle part, I used the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits to cut 8 Cajun Craze circles and the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut 8 Very Vanilla circles. I stamped on the Vanilla circles after cutting them out. The leaf image is from the September Paper Pumpkin kit and is stamped in Cajun Craze ink going off the edge a little bit on the bottom and left. The letters are from the Letters for You stamp set and all stamped with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut out with Large Letter Framelits.
Once everything is cut, it’s time to assemble. Adhere the DSP layers onto the Early Espresso pieces. Adhere the Very Vanilla circle to the Cajun Craze circle, then add to the banner base (with the leaf on the bottom left side). Using Dimensionals, add the letters to the circles just right of center. Punch a hole in the top corners and thread a length of Jute Twine through (I used about 60″).
After I hung it up I decided it needed something more. So, I stamped more of the leaves onto the cutouts in the kit and popped out some of the other leaves to make a little stack similar to the kit instructions. I used the yellow clothespins from the kit to add the leaf elements in between each of the letter parts. I think it brings some fun texture to the banner.
Between this banner and the Merry Christmas one, I hope this has inspired you to get crafty with your holiday decor! If you share your creations on social media, please tag me (@mackenziemakes) or use hashtags #makewithPaperPumpkin or #makewithDSP so I can see what you made.
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