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Cricut Thanksgiving Banner

Woo hoo!!  I’m loving the way this banner turned out.  Remember when I turned that pumpkin into a vase?  You can see that here.  Here are some more pumpkin crafts: How to decoupage a craft pumpkin and here’s a Thanksgiving pumpkin decorated with vinyl.  Ok, enough about pumpkins. 😉

Here’s how I made the Cricut Thanksgiving Banner

I used the 3Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge for all of the leaves.  I cut them out using American Crafts foil cardstock.  I love that stuff!  It cuts out really well and adds to the look of a lot of things.  I used my Gypsy to help me lay out as many leaves as I could on one sheet of cardstock.  Next, I took the leaves and ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Birds & Swirls folder.

I used the Cursive 101 Cricut cartridge for this rounded edge rectangle.  I thought it would make a great center for the lettering I had to apply.  Next, I cut out frames from the Live Simply Cricut Lite cart.

Here I’ve gotten everything cut out and am beginning the assembly of each letter and frame.  All lettering is from the Winter Woodland cartridge.

I decided to use my Xyron 510 Creative Station (here’s the newer model Xyron Creative Station) to quickly put adhesive on all the letters.  I stuck down the shadow and then added the top lettering layer.

Almost done!!  I love how well the foil cardstock embossed.  Here you can see that I did make a bit of a shadowed backing for the leaves.  I thought they might need a bit more stability plus the back of the foil cardstock was white…boring!  Not that the brown I used is terribly exciting, but as you may know…um…I heart brown.

I used my Crop a Dile to punch holes in all of the pieces so I could thread the ribbon through everything.

Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win one of my favorite little mat stacks.  I’ll choose a winner Monday, November 8.


# Lesley F Says:
November 6th, 2010 at 12:20 PM
This banner is stunning. Love the gold leaves!

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  1. This is the most beautiful banner I have seen. So much elegance. Love, love, love it

    1. Thank you all for your kind comments! 🙂

  2. Joy!! You are amazing!!! I want this banner!!! This is by far the best!!! Thnks for sharing.

  3. lginther08 says:

    what a cute banner!

  4. Such a classy beautiful banner. I love the colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  5. What a process to have to go through to make a reply!
    Absolutely in love with your banner and would love to case for the holidays!

  6. Joy this is GORGEOUS!!!! The embossing is fantastic. Awesome job!!


  7. I’m looking at your banner picture and thinking, “HEY! I remember when she made that pumpkin!” “HEY, I remember her making those hurricane lamps!” Great banner. Wow with the foil cardstock and embossing. You are such the cleverly creative one! 🙂 Janis [email protected]

  8. nursedeb53 says:

    Great Banner. Can’t wait to try something similar.All the kids will be @ my house for Thanksgiving.

  9. sandrarena says:

    Such a pretty banner! love the browns and glitter papers toghether!

  10. So gorgeous! I love the foil paper and how it looks Cuttlebugged!

  11. mogardener47 says:

    The banner is so pretty and the gold leaves are gorgeous!
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  12. This is so cute and I want to make one!

  13. loved the banner!!! its sooo cute..

  14. Beautiful banner Joy! Love the embossing and gold colors.

  15. I love this banner it is fabulous! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway!

  16. A beautiful banner. Thanks for the inspiration Joy.

  17. eileenmarkarian says:

    great banner and blog. Thank You!

  18. What a beautiful banner….The embossing of the leaves simply perfect and the paper choice is beautiful.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    Hugs & Scraps

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  19. Your banner came out gorgeous! TFS!


  20. Your banner turned out great! What a fun blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is a really classy banner. I’m soooo going to be doing one now. Thanks for the inspiration. Smooches…

  22. Dabbles By Deb says:

    Love your banner…so fall-like and elegant! Fall is by far my favorite season and the gold leaves just reinforce that love!

  23. Stunning! The gold cardstock really pops. I’ve been using Winter Woodland a lot lately. Love it!

  24. I love the banner and I really want to use the glitter stock paper. Last time I tried it, the cricut didn’t cut it well. so we’ll see.
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  25. SouthernMrs says:

    Your banner is beautiful! I love the foil leaves as well. Can you tell us the sizes you cut the frames and letters at to give us an idea of sizing?

  26. GlendaLea says:

    I love your banner! Love the leaves the most!

  27. Beautiful Banner. Love the colors. Just became a follower. Would love for you to check out my blog.

  28. Love your banner but LOVE your whole mantel decor!

  29. kelgentry says:

    Can I come play at your house !!! I love your banner and your site. I visit often. You come up with the best ideas. One question. where do you get the glue to make the vases ?

  30. wow gorgeous banner!!! very cute. ive been so inspired by this blog hop today ive started my own banners!! ty for the inspiration

    Stephanie Collins
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  31. Hi Joy,
    I love your banner, the gold leaves are gorgeous! Your mantle looks just lovely!!

  32. This banner is beautiful! I may have to try this for Thanksgiving too.

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  33. What a wonderfully beautiful banner! It just oozes holiday!

  34. That is very pretty banner! so elegant! I love it!
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  35. Your banner came out so pretty! I have never seen the foil cardstock before…hum..I think I will definitely be on the look out for it now!!! I feel so honored to be on the hop with such talented women! ~ Angelica 🙂

  36. Hi Joy….what a BEAUTIFUL banner!!! Those gold leaves are AMAZING!!!! Glad to be a part of the hop with you.


  37. I loved the embossed leaves, sooo pretty!

  38. finecrafter says:

    I LOVE this banner! I may have to lift this one. I’ve been thinking of making one but couldn’t think what to do, so thanks for inspiring me! I love the embossed leaves and the winter woodland font is perfect!

  39. Joy, Your banner is GORGEOUS!!!! It is just the prettiest and classiest banner ever! WOW!!!!! I just love the gold foiled paper that was embossed! Well, it is Saturday night and I have just gotten on the blog hop. I spent the afternoon watching BAMA play LSU. It was a sad game. I needed this blog hop to recover.

    1. Sewblue50,
      That game was so sad. As long as we kill Auburn…my heart will not stay broken. 😉
      Thank you!

  40. I love that foil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Really a great job!

  41. I love your Thanksgiving banner – very nice. TFS your talent with us during this blog hop.

  42. Great choice of ribbon- it works so well with your color scheme! And I have GOT to find that gold foil cardstock…

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