This cute Boo Halloween Banner is pretty quick and easy to make.
Boo Halloween Banner

SUPPLIES:
Build a Banner Kit #133507  Banner Kit #132699  (Banner Kit has just the Banners and Jute-no stencils)
Card Stock:  Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper  #135819
Basic Black card stock OR ink and sponge daubers for letters
Tangerine Tango card stock to go behind letters (or sponge the letters on)
Whisper White for printing images on your Printer
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314 or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits
Circle Collection Framelits or 2-1/2″ Circle Punch for Tangerine Tango Circle
Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies (retired) OR use the Alphabet stencils that come in the Build a Banner Kit
My Digital Studio (MDS):  Spooky Bingo Bits #127616  I am including a Printable.
e-cutter or scissors to cut out images
Scissors Punches:  Owl #118074
1/8″ Circle Handheld  #134365
Ribbons:  Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta  #119256
Very Vanilla Seam Binding #120999  OR Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon #134550
Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin #133669
Basic Black Baker’s Twine #134576
White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (cord) #135838
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Other:  Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the four banner pieces you want.  I chose one of each and then ended with the same shape as the first one.
2.  Choose your four paper designs and cut them out with the Scallop Oval Framelit.  You can cut all four at the same time.  Glue one Oval onto each banner piece in the order your want them.
3.  Letters:  I used a retired Alphabet Bigz Die set.  You can use the alphabet stencils that come with your kit (which I forget about-and I have two sets!) Use a sponge dauber and Black ink to stencil in your letters.  Practice on a scrap first.  OR you can use an alphabet from another cutter.  The letter “O” is 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″.  The “B” is 1-7/8″ wide by 2-1/8″ high.
4.  Punch/die cut your Tangerine Tango circle so it is just slightly larger than your letters.  Sponge OR glue on your letters.
5.  I used My Digital Studio for the Pumpkin and Ghost.  I used “Custom” 8.5″ x 11″  so I could print on card stock.  Here is a video showing how to set the grid lines to help you keep each image withing the size limitations.  I resized the pumpkin and the ghost so they each were slightly smaller than the block inside the grid lines.  Print on your printer onto Whisper White card stock.  Since these are svg files you should be able to cut  them out with an e-cutter (on my Christmas List).  If you are like me, I used scissors to cut them out.  Attach your cut out images to the fourth banner using Dimensionals.
6.  Punch out 4 Glimmer Paper Owls.  Cut off the feet.  Punch a 1/8″ hole close to where you cut off the feet.  Punch 2 eyes from Basic Black card stock for each “Ghost”.  Attach the eyes with Tombow or Glue Dots.  Attach to a banner piece with up to 8″ of Baker’s Twine per ghost.  Tie in the left grommet.
7.  Cut at least 4 feet of cord and thread through your Banner grommets.  You can choose whether or not the cord shows on the front or goes behind.  Tie a loop at each end to hang over your nail.
8.  Now for the Ribbons.  I chose 3 different ribbons.  They go between each Banner and at each end so you need a total of 5 sets of the 3 ribbons.  I cut each ribbon piece at 6″.  Hold 1 set of 3 different ribbons over the cord/jute and tie a knot.  Repeat with all the ribbon sets.  Don’t worry about positioning until after all the sets are tied.
9.  Hang up your Banner.  Position the Banners and Ribbons and Ghosts as desired.
10.  You now have a cute (or spooky) Halloween Banner!  Admire it every time you walk past it!

Happy Halloween Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

We are making this Fall Banner at a Class this Saturday that I am participating in with several other crafters.  It uses the Build a Banner Kit.  This is a pretty fun little Banner to make.  It also goes together pretty quickly.
Fall Banner

SUPPLIES:
Simply Created Build a Banner Kit #133507  Banner #132699
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Burlap Ribbon #132140
Vintage Faceted Buttons  #127555 Or use the colored button of your choice.  Next time I will choose a darker, contrasting color.
Metallic Gold 1/8″ Ribbon #134583
Jute Cord from the Kit OR White & Tangerine Two Tone Trim (cord) #134838
Tombow Glue
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Crushed Curry
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso for letters.  If stenciling, use a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink.
Letters:
Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies (Sorry, retired)  Use the stencils included in the Build a Banner Kit.  I always forget.  🙁
You can use the alphabet stencils that come in the full Build a Banner kit for the letters and use a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink to sponge them directly onto the banners.  The “Banner” Kit only has 18 Banner pieces and 9′ of Jute Cord-NO stencils.  You can also use your favorite cutter to cut your letters out.  These are 1-3/4″ wide x 2″ tall.
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Leaves out with your Big Shot.  I cut each color to 3-5/8″ x 6″, stacked them over the two largest leaves and cut them out all at once.  Oh, the advantage of Bigz Dies!
2.  Arrange your leaves and figure out your letter placement.  Attach or sponge on your letters, trying to keep the bottom of each letter so it looks like there has been a line drawn straight across all the banners.  I used Tombow Glue to attach all card stock to the banners.  After your letters are in place, glue on your leaves in the desired pattern/arrangement.
3.  Thread your 1/8″ Ribbon through your button holes.  I made a little loop with thread to help me.  Tie the ribbon in a knot or bow as desired.  Attach your buttons to the top of your leaves with Tombow Glue.  Glue Dots don’t hold the buttons on well enough, especially if you keep moving the Banner around.
4.  Cut your cord to 4 feet.  Thread it through your banner holes.  You can thread it through so it does NOT show on the front of the banner OR so it does show on the front of your banner.  Choose whichever you like the look of best.  I threaded mine behind this time.
5.  Cut five 12″ pieces of Burlap Ribbon.  Tie a loose knot between each banner and at the outsides of the first and last banner.  Trim off excess ribbon if desired.
6.  Tie a loop at each end of the cord so you can hang your banner.

Happy Fall!
Nendy Kerr