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How To Bring Out the Party with Art Walk Collection

How To Bring Out the Party with Art Walk Collection

What is more fun than DIY-ing your own party? DIY-ing your own party with your scrapbook stash, that’s what.


Today we are going to make an oh so festive and fall banner. I don’t know about you, but I have several events happening here in my home the month of October. A sweet party banner with an inspiring sentiment can go far to add festivity to a dessert table or center piece.

Here’s what I did to make this Give Thanks banner a reality:



First I gathered papers that I knew I wanted to play nice together. The Art Walk Project Pad is perfect for just that. In the Project Pad not only does it include pattern paper from the Art Walk Collection, but also a series of solids. I loved using the solids to create the banner base for this DIY party decoration. Plus, the solids came in cinch for seasonal embellishments as well.



Next, I needed to create my sentiment. Using my electronic die cutting machine, I made a template for the word THANKS out of heavy cardstock and cut that out. I wanted to better pick and choose what patterns were being used for the word, so then I traced the letter from the template to my pattern paper and cut it out. You can always use the die cutting machine to do the cutting of your chosen pattern paper. I preferred the template method.



Next up was the making of the banner. For this I used the WRMK Banner Punch Board. I use this board more often than I would have originally thought. It’s a great tool to have just for these occasions. I created a 3-inch wide banner with a v-notch. The banner then is 5 1/2-inches tall. Great size for the look I was going for.



The letters were attached to each banner piece with foam adhesive tape so that they would all ‘pop up’. Then, using off cuts and pattern paper + glitter paper from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters Project Pad, I cut out an assortment of autumn leaves from various dies in my stash. I added these paper embellishments to the ends of the banner. But I also tucked a few cuts among the letters themselves.



This made me so happy to make. The possibilities are endless for the occasions you can make a banner for. Not only that, limitless ideas for how little or how much one can decorate said banner.

Find out for yourself how fun it is to DIY your own party banner. Skies the limit when you are making pretty stuff.

You can find the Heidi Swapp Art Walk Collection along with WRMK Punch Boards at JoAnn Stores.

author: Jamie Pate





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