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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Spooky Banner

I am loving the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit Stampin’ Up! introduced in the Holiday Catalog. I recently held a class to make the “spooky” banner from the catalog sample that uses the Halloween Accessory Kit. But as I started making my sample to show my class participants, I really got into it, and my banner turned out a little different. And you can make yours however you want, too.

Stampin' Up! Halloween banner - spooky banner - Toil & Trouble - Witches' Brew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye


Here are a few close-ups of the flags.

Halloween banner - Stampin' Up! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

The Halloween Accessory Kit comes with the pre-scored paper to make 4 rosettes, but I wanted rosettes on all 6 of my flags, so I made 2 more out of the Witches’ Brew paper. Love this paper.

Halloween banner - Stampin' Up! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

That ribbon is the Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon — I just cut it in half lengthwise.


Halloween banner - Stampin' Up! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I stamped the big stamp from the Toil & Trouble stamp set on the Basic Gray flag in the same color of ink. Just for extra texture. My favorite part of this flag (besides One-Eyed Willie) is the Witches’ Brew washi tape.

I had so much fun making this banner (and another one that I made for a baby shower) that I’m already making plans  for a “boo” banner and a “fall” banner and a “thankful” banner and a “merry” banner and… Well, you get the idea.

You can buy your Build a Banner Kit and the Halloween Accessory Kit in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

Supplies used, item numbers in ( ):
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117) and Basic Gray (121044) cardstock; Witches’ Brew designer series paper (132185)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (126945), Basic Gray (126981), Summer Starfruit (126991), StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Stamps: Toil & Trouble (C-131727, W-131724)
Tools/Accessories: Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507), Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132698), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Simply Scored (122334), Sponge Daubers (102892)
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Witches’ Brew washi tape (132156), Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (130015), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), craft glue

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