Fall Banner

It's hard to believe that Fall is here, isn't it?  I hate to see Summer go, but I love the fall and all the color inspiration that comes with it.  Here in Virginia the leaves are already starting to turn colors.  It's quite stunning.  While I'm still getting to know Virginia one of the things I love about here is the TREES!  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

While at Founders Circle we had enjoyed a 1/2 day regional.  I was able to present at the regional and I wanted to share a few projects with you.  This first project is a banner that I made for my own stamp room.  I love being able to use Stampin' Up! products for decor uses in my house during the holidays. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge VA

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge VA

ndependent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge VA

ndependent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge VA



To make this project I started out with a Naturals Ivory cardstock measuring 3 1/2 x 8.  Score along the 8" side at 6 1/2.  This score line basically provided me away to snake a piece of White Linen thread through to make the banner.  It also gave the top piece a little more stability.  The bottom of the banner pieces I just cut a large upside down V for character.  I curled the ends using my bone folder.  There are lots of stamps used on this project.  The main image uses the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  What a beautiful set. I used the the Rock n Roll technique to get the variations of colors.  I love using Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler Old Olive and Early Espresso for Fall Colors.  YUMMO.  The large Circles were cut using the new 2 1/2" Circle punch (120906) from the Mini Catalog. I then stamped the Style Beautiful stamp set (120483) onto each of the circles and sponged around the edges using the coordinating ink. The letters were die cut using the Simple Letters Alphabet (115960).  This is a GREAT alphabet Die Cut to have.  They are simple and perfect for ANY project!




The rest of the banner uses lots of fun embellishments.  From Buttons, ribbon, Linen Thread and the awesome Vintage Trinkets… You really cannot go wrong.  

I'll share my BOO Banner tomorrow.  I made this banner for Shelli.  It has lots of Shelli's on it.  Shelli's = Vintage

Life update——-> Went back to the Dentist yesterday!  Looks like I'm going to survive the dentist trauma and the temporary crown went well.  Thankfully the staff was able to see me "normal!"  The day I walked in I was not my prettiest!  <SIGH> I brought them a card to say a BIG Thank You for the amazing care they had given me.  They were life savers! 

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3 thoughts on “Fall Banner”

  1. So glad to hear you tooth is doing better. This banner is beautiful. The trees and grass are really green here in Texas. Most the time they are already brown after July & August being so dry, but this year we have had a pretty wet summer.

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