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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. Such a beautiful way to give thanks! I have 3 Birds on Parade ordered…I think this might be my first project with it! What an adorable banner! Thanks so much for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. bjwflowerpower says:

    Wonderful banner, I love the earthy colors. TFS Becky

  3. Oh wow! This is why I love fall, the colors are AMAZING! I love how the leaves are on the foil paper and you embossed them so elegantly!
    Thanks for the chance for one of these awesome paper packs I have not had a chance to get my hands on yet! I think my town is behind the times lol.


  4. lacevedo83 says:

    Soooo cute loved the gold too cute

  5. Wow!!! Joy your banner is beautiful!! I love the metal embossed leaves Thanks for the chance to win

  6. I love the banner idea. You make everything look way too easy.

  7. Wow, Joy, once again you have outdone yourself. I just love your banner…I wondered how you were going to connect everything together. Thank you so much for sharing all of your project ideas with us….you continuously amaze me. I love love love your stamps!
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  8. dolfnz777 says:

    So cute!

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  9. Scrappinwithmybug says:

    very pretty, loved the gold embossed leafs !!!! great to be int he hop with you!

  10. CathyinMN says:

    Joy, I love your banner. I never think out of the box like you do — I would have never thought to have two rows instead of just one super long one to make a banner. I love the foil leaves and all of the papers you used, too. Great job.

  11. Wow, great banner. Love everything about it Joy.
    angel hugs

  12. I just love the frame you chose. Makes a really beautiful banner. Great project.

  13. Janet Licari says:

    Loved your banner and embossing the leaves was a great idea. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  14. I love the foil embossing. Another beautiful project Joy!

  15. Very beautiful banner!

  16. Heather B. says:

    Love the embossed leaves!!

  17. Joy, what a beautiful and elegant banner. I must look closely at my cartridges, I didn’t remember that font in the Winter Woodland cart. Your leaves looks awesome with the cuttlebug embossing you did!


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  18. Beautiful banner! I love the embossed gold leaves. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Very classy banner. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I don’t know how you do it….your mojo must be never ending! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Those leaves are GORGEOUS!!

  21. Really nice banner that totally fits in my home! Great ideas that I need to look into. Have not tried the foil paper yet, so that might be next!

  22. Hey Joy~
    And again, another PERFECT craft project.. LOVE it, very beautiful… AND I just love how great this looks with your Hurricane lamps.. (still love how you made those)
    I am already a stalker of your blog, knowing you will have nothing but amazing crafts!
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
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  23. LOVE the banner! That font is really cool! And I love the embossing!!

  24. Very nice banner! So very pretty!
    mhalford6 @aol. com

  25. I have never made a banner before but I think I will try after seeing all the different types! Everyone’s were so great! Thanks!

  26. Love it. great job. I so love the banner. you did a great job. tfs

    matilda425 at gmail dot com

  27. Cardkitty says:

    Love the banner! Wow I’m so impressed with all the talent and the many wonderful banners. This one is definitely no exception!

  28. This is a beautiful banner and looks great hanging with all your fall projects.
    You have so much creative talent.
    Kim xXx

  29. This banner and all your preojects are absolutely beautiful! I’m just wondering what you do with all of your pretty crafts? That would be some candy I would be happy to win! :). You are just so inspiring Joy.

    bmarkr @ hotmail dot com

  30. this is gorgeous!!! I love it, and I didn’t even know AC made a foil cardstock, so thanks for sharing that tidbit, I will have to get my hands on some!

  31. Joy this is just totally awesome. I would so love to make one, would you mind telling me the measurement of how big you made the letters, and everything??? I have never made one and would love to try, thanks. [email protected]

  32. Super Joy your Super Banner is Super Cute!! 😀 Love it!


  33. Gorgeous banner, love the foil!!!

  34. I love your elegant Banner… I never though a banner could be such an elegant decoration. I need to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing ;o)

    Gina L.

    happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

  35. ksully4597 says:

    Thank you so much for putting this blog together! I made my first banner last week for my friend’s grandson’s birthday party – she LOVED it!

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  36. So elegant, love it. Over the years seems most , at least commercially the Thanksgiving Holiday is all but forgotten. Just found you thru the banner blog but have enjoyed touring you blog. Very Inspirational. I love learning to use “What I have”.

  37. kimberlin says:

    As always, Joy, stunning work and loads of inspiration! I love your banner. Very classy, yet fun. [email protected]

  38. What a gorgeous Thanksgiving banner!!! I love it!! The foil leaves are awesome with the texture you used, too!! Thank you for sharing how you made this banner, and thank you for a great giveaway!!!

    Michele R.(CA)
    luvkittysfandf at gmail dot com

  39. SO cute,I love everything u do!!!
    Lisa countrychickl at hotmail.com

  40. What a beautiful and elegant banner..I love the embossed leaves especially. I love blog hops because I always find wonderful new blogs to follow and am so happy I found yours!
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