Halloween Die Cut Banner Tutorial for Kraft Journal


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This week at The Kraft Journal, our theme for the week is "To Die Cut For". The design team is featuring some amazing creations using die cuts and products from The Kraft Outlet. I hope you'll join the challenge too!

So, in keeping with our "To Die Cut For" theme, I am sharing a quick and easy tutorial for using your die cuts to create a simple, but fun Halloween banner. 

Start by die cutting five pennant pieces using Spellbinder's Nested Lacey Pennants and Buff Ivory cardstock from The Kraft Outlet. Then, stamp each pennant to decorate.

Now we are going to create our accordion shaped circles. First, trim five pieces of cardstock 1" wide x 11" long strips (I trimmed 2 pieces of Buff Ivory cardstock and 3 pieces of Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock). Score each strip of cardstock every 1/2" inch.

Fold strips accordian style. Connect the ends with hot glue or other strong adhesive. It should look like a star burst.

Press the top edges of the star burst down and inward so that it lays flat into the shape of a circle.

Punch out a 1" circle and adhere to the back of your accordion circle to secure in place.

Ink the edges to decorate.

Now for the fun part - embellishing! Die cut two stars and cover with orange glitter.

Hole punch top corners of pennants for ribbon. Adhere all the accordion circles to the center of each pennant. Adhere chipboard letters. Then, run black ribbon through the holes of each corner, starting from the center and working your way out to each pennant.

Decorate with buttons, black baker's twine, and flowers! Pretty easy!

Don't forget that there is a "Have a Hoot" Halloween Giveaway going on at the Kraft Journal! Click here to find out how to win a $20.00 Gift Voucher at The Kraft Outlet!


  1. This is so darned cute Kim! I am in love with that banner stamp set you used. What a terrific tutorial for this week. Thanks so much for sharing it. Love it!!! :-)

  2. Kim, this banner is so adorable and the tutorial is totally awesome... not to mention a very popular post over at The Kraft Journal...great work my friend!!

  3. What a gorgeous banner, Kim! I love the little banners and the boo sentiment with those glittery stars is perfect! Great job!