Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Boo! Banner

I am thinking that I need to package my digital files to share with everyone. They’re already made…I might as well. So, I’m going to share some svg and scal2 files with you. (want to know what the difference is between svg and scal2…check back later this week. I'll come back and link it up once I post.) Here’s the first of what I hope to be many.

Create a stylish Halloween bunting banner with this Boo! Banner Kit. Use your favorite Halloween Cardstock (or print some digital paper) and glue it all together. It’s so easy but will really wow everyone who sees this oh so pretty banner.

Tools Used
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun
Paper Trimmer
Single Hole Punch
Sure Cuts a Lot 2 Software
Cricut Expressions Machine

Paper Used
{Digital Paper} Summer Driggs, Fangs for the Memories, “WebPaper” (Printed on 3 sheets of 8.5”x11” white textured cardstock)
2 sheets 12”x12” White Cardstock
1 sheet of 12"x12" Black Cardstock

Inks and Embellishments Used
Black Ink Pad
Brown Tulle
White Ribbon
Orange Ribbon

SVGs Used
2 Bracket Flag Banner Pennants
Boo for Banner
Ghost for Banner
or you could use the Scut2 file Boo Banner

There’s no need to re-size anything if you’re using scal2. Each shape will be imported at the proper size. Just import and cut! In case you need the sizes I used, here’s what I did.
SVG File Dimensions Paper Quantity
2 Bracket Flag Banner Pennants 9.53" width Halloween patterned cardstock Cut 3 sets (6 total)
Boo 8" height Black Cardstock Cut 1
Ghost 3.5" height Black Cardstock Cut 1
Other Cuts
Accordian Flowers 2" width White Cardstock Cut 10 strips (2 for each flower)
Remember, if you select the "maintain proportions" option in SCAL you won't need both width/height dimensions. Just one will do.

Normally, this is where the instructions would go (maybe pictures, maybe a video?). For this one, my camera battery was dead and I was too anxious to get going on it. In the future, I’ll try to be a bit more prepared when crafting. :) For now, if you have any questions on how to do any of this, post a comment or send me an email.

Design Tips
When printing out digital paper, I set my printer to “borderless”. Check to see if your printer can do that too. If not, you may need to move your svg/scal2 files a bit so they will cut on the printed paper.
I used Jamie Lane’s tutorial to make my accordion flower.
Ink the edges of your accordion flower “petals” after they are glued together (in sets of two) to make it look more antiqued.
I used the glue stick to attach my accordion flower strips together, but I chose to use hot glue in the centers (from the back) to hold it all together.
I used brown tulle because the store was out of brown. It looks good and I can use some the left overs for fall decorating.
I attached the banner to the shelves with small thumb tacks. Tape didn't seem to work well for me.

I hope you enjoy using this banner for your Halloween decorating! I'll be sharing some more holiday crafts soon!
(Did I use enough exclamation marks ?!!!? … it would seem that I’m a bit excited about this)

♥ Julliana


  1. LOVE this... look how well it turned out! And I feel like this same look would be great for so many banners... lovely!

  2. Thanks for sharing your svg files, love it!!

  3. Your new wall looks so great! I bet it feels good to have ti all put back together again.