Today is my first post over on the CutCardStock blog and I wanted to share something fall-inspired. Although fall won’t arrive in my neck of the woods for at least another month or two, I will be ready to welcome it with open arms when it finally gets here! This fall banner is quick and easy to make and uses some of the beautiful textured and metallic cardstocks you can find in the CutCardStock store.
I used the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board to make my flag shapes, but you could just as easily cut these out by hand or use a design like this (#75323) from the Silhouette Design Store. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like setting up my CAMEO to do a few simple cuts and I had gotten the punch board in a bundle deal a few months ago when I purchased the 1-2-3 board…so I figured, why not give it a try?
The board is pretty simple to use and if you’re going to make a lot of banners, it might be worth the investment (but again…you can cut these simple shapes by hand too). You simply cut your paper to the desired size (here I used 4″ x 6.5″ to for the Espresso Brown Esse Cardstock back panel and 3.5″ x 6″ for the patterned paper to start), center it on the board, and then trim out the shape using the provided blade in the different tracks around the board.
The leaves (design #49017), pumpkins (design #65482), and letters (RR Snowflake font, design #69779) were all cut with my CAMEO from Gold Stardream Metallic, Flame Stardream Metallic, and Espresso Brown Esse cardstock, respectively, using the standard settings for “Heavy Cardstock”.
Here is a close-up so you can see how beautiful those metallic cardstocks are! The patterned paper was adhered directly to the brown back panel and the die-cut images were popped up with foam dots to give the banner lots of dimension.
I hope you enjoyed this quick autumn project…and as always, I would love to hear your comments!