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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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49 Comments

  1. The DG Family on November 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Love it! I'm a public follower 🙂

  2. Wine Dine N Design on November 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. on November 24, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Love your banner!

  4. Mike and Carrie on November 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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

  5. Patrice on November 24, 2010 at 6:39 am

    That's a terrific looking banner, lady!

  6. Jessie on November 24, 2010 at 5:07 am

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

  7. Jessie on November 24, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I "liked" em on facebook.

  8. Desiree and Lars on November 24, 2010 at 5:00 am

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

  9. Erin Slape on November 24, 2010 at 4:59 am

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

  10. Desiree and Lars on November 24, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I liked them and I follow! yeah!

  11. Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy on November 24, 2010 at 4:43 am

    That turned out great! Love the stencil part.

  12. Andrea on November 24, 2010 at 4:29 am

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

  13. Martha Carolyn on November 24, 2010 at 4:22 am

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

  14. Dana on November 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

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

  15. Dana on November 24, 2010 at 4:21 am

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

  16. Holly @ Roller Coaster Life on November 24, 2010 at 4:05 am

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

  17. PRP on November 24, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Adorable….

    Became a follower of the Silhouette Blog!

  18. kati on November 24, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Do I ever love that!!!

  19. Sara Marie on November 24, 2010 at 3:48 am

    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/

  20. [email protected] on November 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

    awesome…

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