Silhouette Christmas Banner

Hey Guys!!

I wanted to share another project I just did with my Silhouette!
I made a Christmas banner!
This is how I made it!
I used my very favorite new tool to make this project…
It’s my Silhouette Machine!!  Have you entered our giveaway??! If not, click HERE!  If you already have then keep reading for an extra entry!
This is the space leading from my living room into my kitchen.  I decided it needed just a little something.
I started with cardstock from Hobby Lobby in black and in cream.  I got these packs half off which makes them so even cuter!
I started by cutting my black cardstock in 6″ strips for my letters.  I attached the paper to my cutting mat for my Silhouette.
Here is the screen view of my computer when I was ready to cut my first letters.  I can’t stress enough that this is my VERY FAVORITE feature of this baby.  You can use any font that you have on your computer and also download free fonts from online sites.  That gives you endless font choices without the charge and hassle of a cartridge!! Love it!
I loaded my cutting mat into my machine and it did the rest of the work.
Then I peeled my letters off.
Then I cut my cream cardstock in 6×6 squares.
And used good old Elmer’s to attach the letters to the squares!
I then used some extra cardstock I had to cut a scrolly(pretty sure that is the professional term) stencil.
Then I used my very favorite acrylic paint color Seamist to stencil the scrolly on to the cards.  I decided to put each scrolly in a different place on each card.  I used a stencil brush and dabbed the paint up and down rather than brushing it on.
While the paint was still wet I added a little iridescent glitter just for fun!  I also used an ink pad to distress the edges a bit.
Now I had all my letters ready to go!
I used a hole punch to put a 2 holes at the top of each card.
Then I used a long piece of twine to hold all my letters up. Ribbon works too but I love the look of the twine!
I hung it up and Oooooh I love it!  It makes me happy :-)
How fun is that??
Who needs this machine? I think you all do!
 Thanks so much guys!!

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  • http://twitter.com/COASAHM12 COASAHM

    Really pretty! Love the details! http://www.coasahmom.com

  • TheKeyBunch

    This is such a fab idea! I invite you to link to an Xmas carnival I am hosting at our decor blog – http://www.thekeybunch.com

    Thanks,
    Sharon

  • Amy Meyer

    Love the banner and love your tree! Fantastic job!

  • Tiffany

    Love it!!!

  • Tiffany

    I would love this to use for crafts

  • Jenni Lynne

    following the blog!

  • APRIL

    I am a follow on GFC of Silhouette.

  • APRIL

    I love how versitale this machine is. The possiblities are endless.

    I follow Silhouette on Facebook.

  • Debilou~Mississippi Mama

    I'm a follower.. I LOVE your blog.. so many cute and creative ideas.

  • Cami

    Wow!! Just beautiful! I wish I had a Silhouette when I was making a birthday banner for my son.

  • gstoney

    I follow your blog and would love to win this.

  • gstoney

    I'd love to win this, I have so many ideas in my head.

  • Lauren

    follow your blog

  • Lauren

    follow your blog.

  • Carol

    It seems like anything you touch turns beautiful. The silhouette appears to make that easier!

  • Shelly

    Whitney, I love this! I just made a banner and was thinking mine was pretty cute. That was, until I saw yours! Love it!

  • Paulette

    wow. I just had to go order one…so winning would mean one for my BFF how COOL would that be?!? Thanks for sharing:o)

  • Lynette

    I am in LOVE with your cute banner!!! I would totally make one if I one your give-a-way!!!

    LOVE it!!!

  • Janet and Nate

    Love it!!!! Love your blog!

  • Annalee Taylor

    My life is nuts with the kids running around and being a stay at home mom… but with one of these babies I sure could do a lot of damage! The possibilities are endless! Im praying I win this baby!

  • Laura

    I would really like.. actually.. love one of these!! They are so much fun!!

  • Jody

    liked silhouette on facebook

  • Erin

    love it! you've been busy!

  • Erin

    love it! you've been busy!

  • Suzanne

    Your banner looks great! I'm a follower.

  • Hackbusch Family

    Love love love it!!! What a neat banner. Love the beauty and simplicity. thanks for sharing another great design.

  • undomestic chica

    You're so creative! Here's to hoping I win :)

  • Tanya

    Following S2C on FB too!

  • Tanya

    Already following!

  • The DG Family

    Love it! I'm a public follower :)

  • Wine Dine N Design

    Following and looooove thid blog.
    I neeed that silhouette…its awesome.

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Love your banner!

  • Mike and Carrie

    Lovin' the Silhouette! Now I'm a fan of the blog too.

  • Patrice

    That's a terrific looking banner, lady!

  • Jessie

    Following the blog!! Makes me want one even more!

  • Jessie

    I "liked" em on facebook.

  • Desiree and Lars

    oops…I'll go to the original post and do that again.

  • Erin Slape

    I became a fan of Silouette on facebook and a follower of their blog.

  • Desiree and Lars

    I liked them and I follow! yeah!

  • Melissa @ It’s Fancy Schmancy

    That turned out great! Love the stencil part.

  • Andrea

    I am a follower of Silhouette's blog! : )

  • Martha Carolyn

    The banner you made is so good! I love it!

  • Dana

    Oh, and I'm a Silhouette's follower, too! Love it!

  • Dana

    Gorgeous! And, yes, more on the inking, please!

  • Holly @ Roller Coaster Life

    this is sooo cute!!! and ink pad to distress sides?? what?? i need more on this please!!

  • PRP

    Adorable….

    Became a follower of the Silhouette Blog!

  • kati

    Do I ever love that!!!

  • Sara Marie

    This design looks great! I love the way it turned out.. And not that much work! :)

    I'm definitely entering the giveaway!

    http://tweetnovember.blogspot.com/

  • April@gingerbreadgirl

    awesome…