Hi everyone! I'm always so excited when my turn for the Papertrey Ink Tips & Tricks rolls around. Today I have a fun fall project for you, involving one of my favorite symbols of the season, candy corn! With a few Papertrey Ink supplies, I'll show you how to create a candy corn banner of your own.
It all starts with the Papertrey Ink Basic Banners collection. I used the smallest of the 2 triangles, either would be fine.
This is a perfect project to help use up your paper scraps, so select an assortment that fit in with the yellow, orange, and white theme.
Are you ready? Let's get started.
After selecting your orange, white, and yellow paper, run each through your die cut machine using the Coffee Cozy Die Collection. I used the B die. This will give the layers of your candy corn a nice curve in between each color.
Adhere your layers together starting from the bottom up. Run them through your die cut machine using the Basic Banners Die Collection that I referred to earlier in the post.
Here is what you'll end up with. Repeat for each pennant you'd like for your banner, mixing in other patterns if you'd like, or create each pennant the same.
Die cut a piece of cardstock to mat each pennant onto, to add more weight.
Round the points of each pennant. I just used a circular die and traced where I wanted to cut instead of eyeballing it.
Distress the edges of your pennants and add a layer of trim if desired. You know me, I love to dress things up just a bit.
Add faux stitching using Smokey Shadow ink and the Sew Simple Borders Mini Stamp Set.
Dress up the center pennant by die cutting vellum using the Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circles, stamping it with the Think Big Favorites #19 frame, and then embossing it with Apricot Zing. Adhere this to the center of your pennant.
Using the Polka Dot Parade #8 stamp set and coordinating die, die cut a pumpkin from Canyon Clay Leaves paper and leaf and stem from Simply Chartreuse felt. Stamp the face on the pumpkin and adhere to the center of the Vintage Cream circle.
All that's left is tying each pennant together. I used Vintage Cream twill and Canyon Clay Swiss Dot Satin after punching holes in each upper point. I also added cream crepe paper tissue trim behind each pennant as well. I attached a stamped Tremendous Tag cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped it with a sentiment from the Halloween Treats & Sweets stamp set. A simple orange pom pom was added to the bottom of each candy corn to finish.
I used paper from the Autumn Abundance, Damask Designs, Fall Prints & Patterns, and Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper packs along with Canyon Clay Gingham and Polka Dot, and Summer Sunrise Gingham.
Hope you'll try one for yourself. Thank you for stopping by.