Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DIY Happy Fall Banner with Carta Bella Papers

 Linda made this banner for a store display and she typed up step by step directions for our customers.

Happy Fall Banner

·         Carta Bella Hello Fall Papers, 1 each:
Family Time, Fall Forest, Cozy Fall, Fall Foliage, 3 x 4 Journaling cards  (by the scrapbook desk)
·         Carta Bella Hello Fall Enamel Phrases    (in front of scrapbook desk)              
·         1 – 12x12 brown cardstock     (back wall scrapbooking)             
·         2 – 8.5x11 spun gold specialty card stock  (back wall scrapbooking)                
·         Echo Park A Perfect Autumn Embossing Folder  (in front of scrapbook desk                
·         Paper Accents 8 Chipboard Maple Leaf Pkg   (fall /Halloween craft area)                
·         Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Album  (color aisle scrapbooking)                           
·                              ribbon     (floral)        
Things I used that I had in my craft stash:
·         Big Shot Machine to use embossing folder (or machine you have that can emboss with)
·         Banner Punch Board for the front printed & spun gold cardstocks (I use this punch  board all the time...it's a GREAT investment...it makes 3 different banner styles...that said, if you are not ready to invest in this yet, I would suggest making a template that you can trace on each piece and cut out by hand
·         Paper Cutter...I have more than one of these...use them ALL the time, but you can use a ruler, pencil and scissors & get the job done if you must
·         Corner Rounder...A simple punch that rounds corners for you...use it SO often!
·         Inks to color the maple leaves (red, yellow, orange, and green)....you could just as easily use markers, colored pencils, or paints...check your stash!
·         Crop-a-dile (it is a hole punch and eyelet setter that is a GREAT investment.  I use mine A LOT.  The beauty of it is that you can punch through so many more surfaces with it...seriously...aluminum cans, thick chipboard, and it doesn't hurt your hand!!!...you can use a regular hole punch if that is what you have on hand)
·         Scissors 
·         Adhesive (I used scor tape, my tape runner, and pop up foam pcs.)
·         Stickles (I used a very tiny amount of platinum stickles on the leaves)
·         Gold nylon ribbon (check your ribbon stash!)

This is what you do:

·         Take a picture of the banner on your phone.. easier to see & follow along this way
·         Front banner, cut:
                    2 pcs. Fall Forest (using plaid side up) 3  5/8  x 8  ¼
                    2 pcs. , same measurement, Fall Foliage (using  1 red side up, 1 striped side up)
                    1 pc. each, same measurement, Cozy Fall (plaid side up) and Family Time (orange
                     side up)
                  Brown 12 x 12 cardstock to 6 pcs. that are each  3  ¼  x 6 inches
                  Spun Gold cardstock to 6 pcs. that are each 3  3/8  x 7 inches
                  Journaling cards (DO NOT cut them all out as you will use the other side of this
                            paper on the back side of the banner in a larger size than the smaller journal
                            cards)... 1. the owl plaid in an oval, 2. Feels like fall, 3. Autum leaves and
                            pumpkins please, 4. Autumn Pumpkins Falling leaves Harvest time, 5. Pumpkin
                            spice and everything nice, and 6. hello Autumn
·         Emboss the spun gold pieces using the Echo Park Happy Fall embossing folder
·         Banner cut bottoms of appropriate pieces, refer to your photo
·         Corner round appropriate pieces, refer to your photo
·         Adhere your pieces, refer to your photo...the brown cardstock is “offset”...it does not make a “border” all the way around your spun gold embossed piece.  I left about ¼ ' rim on the left side and them lined up my un-bordered right side with the right side of my ivory album tag.
·         Stick on the enamel phrases in appropriate places, refer to photo
·         Adhere  journal cards in appropriate places, using pop up foam pieces, refer to photo
·         Color your leaves on both sides with your choice of media...add stickles if desired, set aside to dry if needed
·         Hole punch your album tags on each side, refer to photo
·         Hole punch your leaves, one hole to each leaf, refer to photo (I didn't always punch the same spot on the leaves)
·         Cut your gold nylon ribbon(or ribbon you have on hand) to about 9 feet, no I didn't measure exactly by looking at it, that seems about right.  This allows for a couple feet on both ends of the banner so that you can have enough to hang the banner up. Leave more if desired.  Feed the ribbon from the front side so that the ribbon is on the back side of the banner, leaving about 1” to 1 ½ “ in between ivory tags and making sure to do one leaf in between for the middle dangling leaf part. ( I connected the rest of the leaves to the first one after this step using my gold nylon ribbon)
·         Connect the rest of the leaves where they go, refer to photo
·         Cut your   ribbon into 14 pieces fairly equal in length...if I did my math correctly, they would be about 7 ½ “ each....just sayin'...if.....  The fun stuff about this ribbon is that it curls when you use your scissors like you do with any curling ribbon! Tie and curl where they go...you got it...refer to photo....
·         Back banner, cut 6 pieces from your left-over cut printed cardstocks to 3”x7” pcs.; and adhere
·         Hang up and ENJOY your beautiful Happy Fall Banner!!!!

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