Autumn Leaf Banner

I am beginning to decorate for Fall (though today is 98 degrees outside) and decided that on the agenda would be to make a new banner for my vintage window.

I chose this leaf design (Design ID #13190) in the Silhouette library. It came with many types of leaves but I stuck with the maple leaf and deleted the rest from my work sheet.

The Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine makes crafting so much easier and faster. I simply had the machine cut out the top layer of the leaf with a letter and the bottom layer solid and a bit larger...
And this is the negative that is left behind...
Maybe I can come up with another idea for it's use.
After cutting them out, I used scrap-booking ink to enhance the edges then hot glued them together and bent over the long stem, gluing it down to form a pocket to run a piece of jute though.
Quick and easy! On a side note, you will see that my hubby found another very old typewriter to add to his growing collection...
It's a very petite one! Are you decorating for Fall yet?

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  1. Oh my not yet! In Florida it's not going to turn colors until January! But I concede in October and do my decorating then. Saw you on Inspire Me Tuesdays!

  2. Not decorating for Fall yet! Maybe when the weather turns more autumnal I'll feel more in the mood. Hot and humid and very tropical dewpoints here in SE Wisconsin too. Yechy! The entire Great Lakes region and the breadbasket region to our west has got socked with this weather. Still hot and sticky tomorrow, in the 80's on Thursday and the low 60's are forecast for Friday (but only Friday), hoorah! Thank goodness for central air conditioning. That being said, your cut-out leaves are beautiful! When I saw the "negatives" and then I saw your window frame, I thought if you had another one they might work perfectly to create a you sort of negative checkerboard effect, one piece per glass pane, with the wall color showing through the cut out leaf parts. Or color them over with other cloth or colored paper? Just thinking out loud now. I love you creative people. I don't have the knack but you can get what creative juices I have flowing. Look forward to seeing what else you do. I'll probably get aound to decorating for fall around December 15.

  3. Hi Terry! Summer is definitely gone here in England so I will be decorating soon for fall. This leaf banner is too cute! I love simple decorating ideas like this. Pinning and thank you for sharing.

  4. I am loving this decor...so pretty and perfect for fall! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #19…hope you'll join us!

  5. Hi Terry! I love this banner! And the fact that you used your Silhouette! Now I can get started with my Fall decorating! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  6. I just love this banner. And the paper you used is beautiful.

    Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday!


  7. So Charming!! I love your sheet music star too:-)

  8. Thanks for helping to give me a push toward fall. It was in the mid 90's here in the south yesterday, so I need all the help I can get.

    I really like the paper you used for the banner. Very nice!

    Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday.

  9. This is so cute! I'd love to make one of these to hang over my Smart Board at school. My 7th graders would love it!

    Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  10. This is so cool ~ love it! Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning.

    Mary Beth

  11. Featuring YOU today over on my blog! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com


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