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November Hoppin’ with Kiwi Lane Designs


Hi all! If you came over from Lissa, from Mighty Crafty, you are in the right place.  If you just joined me, be sure to check out this fun and amazing blog hop by starting HERE!  Be sure to leave comments to get yourself in the running for a $25 gift certificate over at the Kiwi Shop and the lucky winner will be announced on November 7th over at the Kiwi Blog.

Oh my do I have a treat for you and there are no tricks for of those of you that are recovering from Halloween night! Making banners is my first love of crafting and having Kiwi Lane Design templates in my back pocket made this whole project super easy to pull together. I have been wanting to have something special to snaz up my Thanksgiving motif and this little crafty number really speaks on the season.




Here is how I did it!

Materials Needed:

  • Kiwi Lane Templates: Shapes 8T, 7T, Holiday 4T, Nature 4 and 1 
  • SEI Card Board Banner Kit
  • Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Divine Swirls, Distressed Strips, Swiss Dots, Musical Florish
  • Wooden Lettering
  • Gold Glitter
  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hemptique Hemp Cord
  • Crinkle Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Burlap


All I did was design a layout using the actual templates and then I sprayed down some wooden letters with Color Shine and dusted with Glitter. I then traced and cut out templates, ran through the embosser and inked edges. I confirmed placement and then stated to build each pennant by layering burlap, tulle, cut, then letter. I added buttons to finish and then ran hemp cord through the pennants, linking them together.  I finished by cutting down three different colored crinkle ribbon and tied in between each pennant..

Giveaway Alert! 

There you have it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Now for a fun giveaway from me.  All you need to do is LIKE me on Facebook and tell me what you are thankful for in a quick post on my PAGE for and you will be in the running for Tiny Holiday Template set so you can get your own holiday craftin’ on!  I will announce the lucky winner on November 7th! 


Next up is the fabulous Kerri from Craft Time and Cupcakes! 

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Cristine Redmond
  3. Joy Nielsen
  4. Van Nguyen
  5. Minousha Bari
  6. Lissa Mitchell
  7. Arin Flynn You are Here
  8. Kerri Smith
  9. Christine Meyer
  10. Christina Steel

About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

38 responses »

  1. How adorable is your banner!!! I love how detailed each banner piece is. The embossing really added a great texture to each of the template cut outs! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Embossing the leaves is a great idea. I will be doing that thanks

  3. Such a cute banner!

  4. I absolutely love your banner ,,,,the colors and embossing are so pretty 🙂

  5. I am loving this banner. What a great way to use the templates.

  6. Oh, how cute!! I’m loving this banner! Well done!

  7. I really like how you embossed your template designs! Why can’t I think of those little touches? Well done 🙂

  8. so creative, I love how you added texture to the cut outs!

  9. this is perfect for Thanksgiving. I am not on facebook but am thankful for my family as it has been a hard year.

  10. Love the banner and all the embossing!!!

  11. OK… have a new follower! I really love your banner and I have been dying to make one. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  12. Beautiful banner! Love the chicken wire frame!

  13. I love this!! What a great idea.

  14. Thank you so much! Love the project and love your blog!

  15. Love your banner project. Really enjoy ideas that can get me to think out of the box and get those creative juices flowing.

  16. way cute – I have about zero fall decorations, I may have to make one of these!

  17. Oh my – LOVE this banner!! Pinning to make one for next year for sure. 🙂

  18. What a great banner!

  19. Your banner turned out great – love the added detail of the embossing!

  20. Cristine Redmond

    This banner is perfect for fall! I love the banner pieces themselves and everything added to them gave it great texture! Thanks for sharing!

  21. really like your banner and what a great way to use the templates. did a great job

  22. So many cute ideas!

  23. I liked how you also embossed the papers and then used them with the templates…looks really cute:)

  24. I would love this for my porch…on to my craft room….

  25. Love to make banners too! I am new with the templates and you have given me new ideas. Thank you.

  26. roseanna crawford

    Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. Love the banner, all the layers and different elements.

  27. Wow! What a great idea to emboss your templates after cutting them out! It adds so much texture and interest to your project! Love it!!!

  28. Love all those delicious layers in your banner pieces!!! So pretty and fun.

    How lovely of you to offer some templates to us. Unfortunately, I do not have access to FB so I am left out of the eligibility. 😦 But I can still tell you that I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband and family!!


    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  29. love all the textures you used in your banner

  30. What a fabulous banner! I love the embossing and glitter, thanks for sharing.

  31. Wow, great banner!

  32. Your banner was so cute. The colors and texture wonderful! Thanks for the ideas and sharing!

  33. I love your banner. All of the different textures make it so warm…thanks for sharing the idea to emboss the KLD pieces.

  34. Love the use of chicken wire here.

  35. beautiful banner

  36. Oh this is fabulous~! The whole thing is cute, but I really, really like how you added the embossing & buttons, great touches!!


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