Here's a cute little project for all you Halloween lovers. Cut 28 inches of a wide ribbon, such as this Old Olive stripped wide grosgrain. Fold over one end and set a jumbo eyelet in it. Then cut four of the large Scallop Squares on the Big Shot (I used Pumpkin Pie). Mat Basic Black 3.75 inch squares on top of those.
Adhere Elegant Eggplant 3x5 squares done with the Spider Web embossing folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog, and letters cut from Certainly Celery using the Big Shot Serif Essentials Alphabet.
The little spider is made from Basic Black punches--Scallop Circle, Photo Corners, half-inch circle and Itty Bitty circle. His mouth is drawn with the white gel pen.You can see in the closeup that I also paper-pierced every other scallop of the square--just provides a finishing touch.
One lesson learned--attach the squares to the ribbon using Sticky Strip or dimensionals. The weight of the layered cardstock is too much for the Mini Glue Dots. Hot glue might work as well, but I always injure myself when I use it, so I tend to avoid when possible!
Narrower ribbon just does not look right, so if you need some, this great striped grosgrain comes in ten different colors. At $9.95 a spool and 10 yards, you can get 12 lengths for banners from one spool! You will want to use a yard for each banner instead of 28 inches, if you plan to add more letters.
Have fun! The possibilities are endless with things you could put on a banner like this. if you need supplies, I'd be happy to take your order via email ([email protected]) or on my shopping website: www.lyssa.stampinup.net And don't forget, the Clearance Rack Blitz is going every day this week. Be sure to click on "ALL" when you are viewing the Rack, to see all 200 items on clearance. I missed about ten MORE pages of goodies when I first looked!