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October 20, 2014

Anything But a Card......a Halloween Banner of Cute Spooks!

It's an ABC (Anything But a Card) Day over at Catch the Bug, and it's my turn to create something! :0) I always have a difficult time coming up with projects for ABC Day. I don't have any little ones at my house (my son is 21, and just does not appreciate good paper crafty stuff, ya' know?!). I never know what on earth to do with my goodies once I'm done with them. Hubby keeps every card I give him, and if I start giving him 3D paper objects.....well......I just have no idea where the man will pile them up! lol! Anyhow, it's always a tough day for me to create for my DT assignments, but I am giving it a go!
With Halloween being my favorite holiday of the year (yes, even more-so than Christmas!), and making svg files one of my favorite things to do, I decided to create this Halloween Banner with some svg files that I made using some of the Bugaboo Stamps Halloween Bobblehead images!
I just LOVE the Bobbleheads, and paper piecing these together was so fun!

Note: Cutting files for this project were created with special permission from the copyright holder of each image. Copyright belongs to Bugaboo Stamps.

The other pieces of my banner were created from a Silhouette Studio file. I cut my patterned paper, then adhered it to card stock that was also cut to the same shape. This gave each flag a little more strength, so they won't tear or bend easily.

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I blinged up some of the parts of the characters with some Stickles, as well as doing a lot of inking and gel pen work for details.
Here's a closer look at each of my paper piecings on this banner:

Click Any of the Images to Enlarge it for Detail
Created using the Bobblehead Hween Devil image

Created using the Bobblehead Hween Dracula image

Created using the Bobblehead Hween Frank image

Created using the Bobblehead Hween Mummy image

Created using the Bobblehead Hween Ghost image

I hope you like what you see! 
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  1. Fun Halloween Banner, Cheryl !!

  2. So clever! Those bobblehead Halloween characters look fabulous on the banner! Love it!

  3. You banner is fabulous! Wonderful little details with sparkles and shading of the bobbleheads. Super festive fun banner!!

  4. This banner is really delightful! I love the 'creatures" you have used, they make is so fun! That never would have occurred to me to do, you are really imaginative! Thanks so much for being spooky with us at Opus Gluei!!

  5. Oh, this is just fabulous!!! so clever and original! thanks so much for sharing this with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT xx

  6. Oh wow! This banner looks so cute! I love the way you paper pieced the images together, they look really great. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  7. Dang, I wish I had this hanging in my house! This is so fun!

  8. What a great idea.... I need a challenge like "anything but a card" (or an ATC) to push me outside my comfort zone. Your images are great - and I'd love this hanging over my mantelpiece. Thank you for joining in our Spooky challenge at OG this week.

  9. Super cute banner. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Ave Create challenge.

  10. These are such cute Halloween creatures, Cheryl ! Fabulous banner.

  11. Oh my gosh, I can tell you love Halloween! Your paper pieced banner is awesome, I love the colors you've used, and the extra touches you added that make it really POP! Wow, I'm thinking you've gotten a lot of compliments on this and, unlike a card, you can put it up to enjoy or years to come! This is perfect for our Opus Gluei theme, I'm so happy you came over to play with us!


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