MFT October Creative Challenge - Banners

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a custom banner using our assortment of STAX Banner Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

I love decorating my mantle for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, so I decided to create a fall banner for this challenge. Here is how the banner looks hung on my mantle. 

I used the Jumbo Banner Day Die-namics for the the base of each pennant. Each one is a little different for the other. I used papers from LilyBee Harvest Market. 

In the corner, on each side, I added three leaves with the Fall Leaves Die-namics. I stamped a script on one of the leaves with stamps from the Thankful Leaves Stamp Set

The center on each banner panel is created with the smaller die in the Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics, a circle die for the Circle STAX Die-namics, and letters cut with dies from the High Rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics

Here I added a flower with the Sunflower Die-namics and added an MFT button to the center.

I went through my stash and pulled items I though might be fun to added.  I created with flower with the Pretty Posies Die-namics. The topper on each banner is cut with a die included STAX Banner Die-namcis from corrugated paper.

Here I added another sunflower, a pumpkin cut with the Primitive Pumpkin Trio Die-namics. I used MFT Cork for the base of the banner on the right.

Here's the last banner panels. Here I added more leaves, one cut from burlap and another sunflower. I am really happy with how the banner came out. I will use it for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

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  1. This banner is amazing! I am in love with all of the texture and details. Such a warm and inviting project!

  2. I love these little banners! Your post really inspires me to something great for halloween! Love this!


  3. So beautiful Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. gorgeous love all the added details,

  5. gorgeous, Melody! Love your fire place decor. all the fabulous pretties you added to your banner MAKE it fabulous!!

  6. Stunning banner Melody! Love all the bits and bobs! Looks fabulous with the beautiful fall foliage!

  7. Gorgeous piece of home decor! Amazing paper choices and details as always!

  8. it's fabulous, Melody, absolutely beautiful details!

  9. Awesome!!! Love all the little details.

  10. Those metal details are perfect! I love how your style always offers a little something different! Lovely!

  11. Amazing banner. So many different textures and elements. Love it.

  12. This is beautiful Melody! I love all your fun details and use of the dies.