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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. COASAHM on November 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

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

  2. TheKeyBunch on December 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

    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

  3. Amy Meyer on November 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Love the banner and love your tree! Fantastic job!

  4. Tiffany on November 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Love it!!!

  5. Tiffany on November 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I would love this to use for crafts

  6. Jenni Lynne on November 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    following the blog!

  7. APRIL on November 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I am a follow on GFC of Silhouette.

  8. APRIL on November 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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

    I follow Silhouette on Facebook.

  9. Debilou~Mississippi Mama on November 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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

  10. Cami on November 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

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

  11. gstoney on November 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I follow your blog and would love to win this.

  12. gstoney on November 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

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

  13. Lauren on November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    follow your blog

  14. Lauren on November 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    follow your blog.

  15. Carol on November 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

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

  16. Shelly on November 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

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

  17. Paulette on November 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    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)

  18. Lynette on November 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

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

    LOVE it!!!

  19. Janet and Nate on November 26, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Love it!!!! Love your blog!

  20. Annalee Taylor on November 26, 2010 at 4:47 am

    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!

  21. Laura on November 25, 2010 at 6:37 am

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

  22. Jody on November 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    liked silhouette on facebook

  23. Erin on November 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    love it! you've been busy!

  24. Erin on November 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    love it! you've been busy!

  25. Suzanne on November 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Your banner looks great! I'm a follower.

  26. Hackbusch Family on November 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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

  27. undomestic chica on November 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

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

  28. Tanya on November 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Following S2C on FB too!

  29. Tanya on November 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Already following!

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

    Love it! I'm a public follower 🙂

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

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

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

    Love your banner!

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

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

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

    That's a terrific looking banner, lady!

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

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

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

    I "liked" em on facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

    I liked them and I follow! yeah!

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

    That turned out great! Love the stencil part.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. 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!!

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

    Adorable….

    Became a follower of the Silhouette Blog!

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

    Do I ever love that!!!

  48. 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/

  49. April@gingerbreadgirl on November 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

    awesome…

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