Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Banner (Ghost)

In my Cricut group on CafeMom we are doing a challenge to make a banner. I decided to try making this "banner" ghost. While making the ghost, at the very beginning I made a pretty big mistake... a Duh moment, really! I used my Fit to Page feature on the ghost it's self, it cut out at 11.5. THEN I tried to cut the shadow the same way (duh) it didn't cut out the same size, it only cut out at 11. SO, I re-cut the ghost at 11 to fit the shadow. (I gave the 11.5 inch ghost to my daughter!) **HINT** Always cut the bottom layer (or shadow) FIRST!!! haha

I just cut 3 rounded-edge rectangles at about 3 inches for the banner part. I used Glimmer Mist on the squares and ghost. I used my Gypsy as a guide to figure out what size squares, and also to line up the letters- BOO. I then cut 3 strips of 1x12 paper from a 12x12 stack, and accordion folded them using the MS Scoreboard- making them into the rosettes. I added buttons and the letters to the middles. I then punched holes to "hang" the banner flags from ribbon (knotted in back to save ribbon). I added Goggley eyes for fun and a loop to hang the ghost from!

I wasn't really sure which adhesive would work best....so, I've been putting my ghost back together when she (?) drops her banner :( I finally used a refill for a glue pad, it seems to be holding well.

The ghost is from Simply Charmed, the rectangles are from George and Basic Shapes, and I will have to look where I got the letters BOO.

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  1. That is adorable! I need to learn how to make those rosettes!
    Tracy M