Hey there SCT friends! It’s Aly Dosdall, and I’m so happy to be back here again—I love visiting with you and the SCT crew. This is one of my very favourite online places to hangout. =)
Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought it would be fun to share a festive Halloween décor idea with you today using some of my favourite new tools and products from We R Memory Keepers. To create this Boo Banner I used my Fuse tool, some pieces from the new FUSEables collection, as well as some items from the new DIY Party collection. Take a peek at what I made!
I pulled a few banner shapes from the new FUSEables banner kit to make my own creation. The kit includes some banner shapes made from the unique plastic FUSEables paper, and some made from clear plastic sheets for making shaker pockets. It also includes FUSEables paper with letters for the banner, and some embellishments. All of the plastic items can be fused together, as well fused to each other, using the Photo Sleeve Fuse tool. No need for regular adhesive!
To fill my banner shaker pocket, I used some gold sequins that come with the banner kit, and then I included some custom confetti I made using the new DIY Party Confetti Punch, as well as the Bat and Moon Punch Die.
The cardstock I used is part of the DIY Party collection, and coordinates perfectly with the other papers in the collection.
Once I filled my shaker pocket, I sealed the pocket shut with my Fuse tool, and then sealed a FUSEables letter “B” from the banner kit on top. I shifted the letter upward about 3/8” and trimmed off the excess to allow more of the fun shaker confetti at the bottom to show through.
Then I embellished my shaker pocket with a cardstock strip of custom-made ¼” fringe. The Fringe and Score Board is designed to cut fringe spaced at either 1” or ½”, but if you if you line up the tracks on the board in between the ½” fringe after cutting it, you can create ¼” custom fringe. Designer tip: the board works best when you slide the blades away from you rather than towards you.
Next, I fused some plastic fringe accents to the top of the other two FUSEables banner shapes with my Fuse tool to embellish them.
Then I created two rosettes to act as letter “O’s” making the word “BOO” on my banner. I used my Fringe and Score Board to make them. The board includes both a fringe blade and a score blade, each with a switch that allows 1” and ½” measurements. There’s a storage compartment at the top of the board to hold the blade you’re not using, and it’s easy to switch them out. Convenient, right?
If you’ve ever made rosettes before, you know how much time this board will save you! Being able to score (or cut) five lines at a time is nothing short of awesome!
I added moon and bat dies to my finished rosettes to embellish them, and then used adhesive dots to attach them to my two remaining banner shapes.
Finally, I threaded some festive ribbon through the premade holes in the banner shapes for hanging. I love how this project turned out!
Thanks for letting me join you today. I hope you’ve been inspired to do some seasonal crafting—this is such a fun time of year for creating and celebrating! And, I hope you get a chance to check out some of the fab new products from We R Memory Keepers. Be sure to stop by and say hi on my blog or Facebook page. Happy fall crafting friends!