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2 Colorful Banners for Halloween! Related FREE Gift Kit & NEW Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Bella Ayers, Giveaways, Little Ghouls Kit, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Lora’s and Bella’s projects that are still available on the new site.

With all the glittery bats in Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey’s Retro Kitty Cat Mini Halloween Bunting AND ribbons (just being a necessity for making a banner), I thought TWO SALES were in order! EVERYTHING in the Glitter, Tinsel, Rhinestones (& Misc Shiny Things) section is on sale for 30% off!

AND Solid Color Ribbons are on sale for 50% off!! Actually, some things in that section are 80% off as they’re on clearance sale!

Tons of fun stuff… 145 items between the 2 sections. Both sales ends Monday night, October 9th!

Retro Kitty Cat Mini Halloween Bunting by Lora Mahaffey

There is something so charming about bygone Halloween images. I love all of them, but I especially like the cats. They are cute as can be, but I like that some of them are a little mischievous and edgy. And maybe a wee bit scritchy-scratchy. It’s wise to give cats a wide birth on Halloween. Even the cute ones!

Here is a cute (and scratchy) Halloween Bunting complete with sweet little black bows and of course, sparkly green bats!

This was a fun, easy project that I enjoyed putting together. Lots of bold color and good contrast. It’s small, but they pack a colorful punch!

I began with three kinds of chipboard ATC card sets. I used the frames as a template to cut my papers from the Bewitched 6×6 Paper Pad and cut out my kitty images from Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet. I painted all the frames black…

Read more (see more photos & a tutorial!) in Lora’s blog post. And here’s a link to her Retro Kitty Cat Mini Halloween Bunting supply list.

And be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to win lots of supplies from Lora’s project!


Day of the Dead Banner by Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)

Remember the Mini Pinata Ornament that Bella made a few weeks ago? Well, it’s now the centerpiece of a festive (and quick!) new project:

I started decorating my house for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos and decided that the Mini Pinata I made a couple of weeks ago needed to somehow be incorporated into a banner! Of course I have no patience and wanted something quick, and this was whipped out in less than an hour!

To make the Papel Picado flags I used the supercalifragilousinexpialidociously cute Thinlits Die Set – Banners Papel Picado and the
Heavy Crepe Paper Sampler Set. Once they were cut out, I glued some of the Wide Scalloped Dresden Border across the top of each flag. To secure the flags to the seam binding, I whipped out the 1/2″ Scor Tape (that I hoard) and applied to the back of each flag. Press the flags down onto your seam binding and there you go… flags are secured!

Here’s a link to Bella’s Day of the Dead Banner supply list.


FREE Mini Halloween Banners Starter Kit!
Now through Monday night, October 9th!

I was inspired by all the zingy colors in Lora’s Retro Kitty Cat Mini Halloween Bunting and picked out some things for this new gift kit!

Papers in shades of green (lime!) and orange plus some black & white chevrons. Note: some of these are still available in case you’d like more:
Halloween Spotty Orange Scrapbook Paper
Master Detective Scrapbook Paper – Sinister Secrets
Classic Christmas Dots & Stripes Scrapbook Paper (bet you didn’t expect a Christmas in the mix)

Plus some Black Seam Binding and Orange Web Mesh Ribbon — and some sparkly green glitter! This mini kit will automatically be added to ALL orders placed on October 5th through 9th, so you do not need to do anything special.

Hooray for the Retro Kitty Cat ATC Banner Giveaway!

I love Lora’s retro kitty cats! And each ATC card hanging from the banner is a little treasure!

Highlighting that spiffy guy at left, this Giveaway begins with:
Halloween Clock Spinners Collage Sheet
Bewitched 6×6 Paper Pad
Wrought Iron ATC Card – 5 Points
Chipboard Bats Set (New!)
Lime Green Stickles

And I’m including the other 2 sets of ATC cards that Lora used:
Wrought Iron ATC Card – Spider Web
Wrought Iron ATC Card – Staggered Points

Plus I’m adding one of the Mini Halloween Banners Starter Kits! That includes a yard of Black Seam Binding, that would be a good substitute for making your own black bows… or for using to hang the cards.

Oooh! And check out that photo at left as a reminder that Lora has provided a tutorial for her banner!

To enter the Retro Kitty Cat ATC Banner Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 6, 2017)!

And tell me: Will you make a banner from these supplies? Or what other projects will you make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Mini Haunted House Kit Giveaway? Gabrielle Schmidt! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 5th, 2017

43 responses to “2 Colorful Banners for Halloween! Related FREE Gift Kit & NEW Sale!”

  1. Robin Wanezek says:

    I would love to win this package and create the example as shown

  2. K Toews says:

    I will make separate cards – i love the look

  3. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    This looks like fun and I love the cats. I think I’d make a banner for my window and then maybe some Halloween cards for cat lovers–those old cats have such personality.

  4. Traci says:

    I so agree with Lora’s statement about cats and especially vintage cat images. Love the banner I would make the same thing as it is so cute. I love cats and halloween. >^..^<

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    So cute!! I love Halloween black cats!! Would make the banner as it goes perfect with all my Halloween cat decorations!!

  6. Barb macaskill says:

    Love the adorable yet spooky kitty ATC card giveaway and the piñata banner rocks! TFS!
    Congratulations Gabrielle on winning the last giveaway!

  7. My sister loves retro Halloween kitty’s. I would make this for her.

  8. KIM says:

    Three things I love cats ,Halloween and most of all my granddaughter .I would make the banner for her.
    What a wonderful giveaway.

  9. Karen says:

    I just finished putting out ALL my Halloween decorations, however there’s room for more. So this giveaway would be fun to create and more fun to add to my collection.

  10. Birgit says:

    I love cats, I love Halloween — guess if I love these goodies? A banner would be the perfect project! 🙂

    Happy creating,

  11. Michelle G says:

    Love Halloween! Love Stickles.

  12. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love doing altered Altoid tins. And I love vintage and folkart animals. I can see mixing my two loves together to make something truly awesome.

  13. Emily Ann D. says:

    Love the banner! I’d make that in a heartbeat!

  14. Sharon says:

    This is too adorable! I am crossing my fingers! I hope I win!!!

  15. Diana says:

    Will make fun scary Halloween ATC’s.

  16. Nancy O says:

    I’d make these and add them to the coffin shrine banners I’m currently making.

  17. Tee Hall says:

    I have a great idea for making a hanging atc display!

  18. Nadine says:

    I think they would make cute haunted house windows!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    These are so fun! Yes, I would love to make a fun Halloween banner! Lots of ghosts, spider webs and jack o’ lantern images on them!

  20. Bridget Haig says:

    Oh I so love the vintage looking cats, moon and others. I remember them being decorations when I was in Elementary school. Oh No hope that doesn’t mean I’m vintage all ready.

  21. Cheryl Lee says:

    LOVE Lora’s Retro Kitty Cats! I have a black kitty whose birthday happens to be Halloween. I would make the cards as they are and use as stand alone pieces. Too adorable! Congrats to Gabrielle!

  22. chark says:

    love both of these garlands…and yes! I would have to make a garland with these!

  23. Jean Marmo says:

    Just darling! I would make this for my mom. She is in a nursing home and I am working on decorations for her room!

  24. Laural says:

    I’ll give a whirl in making a banner with a Transylvania theme

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    How fun! I want to create an ATC banner!! Love Halloween!

  26. Carla says:

    I would make the cat banner! Love Halloween decorations!

  27. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The cat banner would be my choice. I love my kitty, Inky. Obviously a black cat with long silky fur and green eyes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  28. Mary Mac says:

    I love the banner idea but would love to make Halloween cards with the wrought iron ATC cards.

  29. Barb A says:

    This giveaway was made for me, love making Halloween ATCs. And what a fantastic way to display them!

  30. Heather says:

    What a great banner. I would love to win the supplies to replicate it.

  31. Jo says:

    I love the bunting but I think I would make Halloween cards with these pieces!

  32. Nancy E says:

    What an awesome banner. Would be fun to do!

  33. Gail S. says:

    I would love to make a banner to hang from my mantle.

  34. Maura says:

    I would create a banner, then display it in my window for all the neighbors to enjoy, too.

  35. Roe says:

    I would make a cute banner for our Halloween party. My little grand kids love kitties so I think they’ll love these

  36. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the wrought iron ATC’s, the banner is a great Halloween idea.

  37. Ina Good says:

    I love atcs and would love to make a banner to put in my graveyard from last year I made

  38. Julie Byler says:

    I am going to visit my 2 year old granddaughter the week of Halloween. I am making her Pikachu costume and I would love to make this Darling (I mean scary) Retro Kitty Banner for her Mommy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Cherylle Waters says:

    Yes to the retro banner! Total cuteness!

  40. maxine locherer says:

    Absolutely love the cats. Just what I need to get my mojo in working order again.

  41. Peg says:

    Love those retro cats! I would make a banner similar to this one. Love the bright colors too. All fun stuff and a great give away! It

  42. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would make some cute, halloween gift tags! But I love the banner idea also! Thank You!

  43. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a Halloween banner. Such a curt idea.