Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Silhouette Christmas Banner & Get Another Entry!!

Hey Guys!!

Before we get started with this project make sure you scroll down to our last post or click HERE to enter our fabulous Silhouette Machine giveaway!!

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 6x6 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!

So... Go HERE to enter this great giveaway!

If you have already done that you can now get another entry by...

Become a friend of Silhouette on Facebook!!
&
Become a follower of Silhouette's BLOG!

Once you have done those, go to the giveaway post and leave us one more comment! Woohoo!!

You have until Sunday night to get all that done!  We will post a winner on Monday morning.

Also, stay tuned tomorrow morning!  We will be announcing another fun giveaway from one of our other great sponsors.  Thanks so much guys!!

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51 comments:

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

awesome...

Sara Marie said...

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

I'm definitely entering the giveaway!

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kati said...

Do I ever love that!!!

PRP said...

Adorable....

Became a follower of the Silhouette Blog!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

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

Dana said...

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

Dana said...

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

Martha Carolyn said...

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

Andrea said...

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

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

That turned out great! Love the stencil part.

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

That turned out great! Love the stencil part.

Desiree and Lars said...

I liked them and I follow! yeah!

Erin Slape said...

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

Desiree and Lars said...

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

Jessie said...

I "liked" em on facebook.

Jessie said...

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

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Patrice said...

That's a terrific looking banner, lady!

Mike and Carrie said...

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

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love your banner!

Wine Dine N Design said...

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

The DG Family said...

Love it! I'm a public follower :)

Tanya said...

Already following!

Tanya said...

Following S2C on FB too!

undomestic chica said...

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

Hackbusch Family said...

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

Suzanne said...

Your banner looks great! I'm a follower.

Erin said...

love it! you've been busy!

Erin said...

love it! you've been busy!

Jody said...

liked silhouette on facebook

Laura said...

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

Annalee Taylor said...

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!

Janet and Nate said...

Love it!!!! Love your blog!

Lynette said...

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

LOVE it!!!

Paulette said...

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)

Shelly said...

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

Carol said...

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

Lauren said...

follow your blog.

Lauren said...

follow your blog

gstoney said...

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

gstoney said...

I follow your blog and would love to win this.

Cami said...

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

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

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

APRIL said...

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

I follow Silhouette on Facebook.

APRIL said...

I am a follow on GFC of Silhouette.

Jenni Lynne said...

following the blog!

Tiffany said...

I would love this to use for crafts

Tiffany said...

Love it!!!

Amy Meyer said...

Love the banner and love your tree! Fantastic job!

TheKeyBunch said...

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

Thanks,
Sharon

 
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