Recently, I joined up in a Silhouette challenge, you know, because I HAVE NOTHING ELSE GOING ON! Yea you heard me, on top of THREE 31 day challenges, weekly menu planning, school, ballet, karate, soccer, starting up a girl scout troop, running the book fair (in which all the parents but like 3 backed out) AND rearranging my entire house, I joined a Silhouette Challenge group.
I might have issues.
That said I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. I tested myself and learned a lot about my Silhouette, which is the main purpose of the challenge, to do something you haven't done before!
The project I have decided to show you, is the Halloween banner I made for the Halloween party I am co-planning. You will have to excuse the pictures here, I would have normally taken them outside, but by the time I finished tying them all together, it was dark. I also didn't have a great place to hang it in my house because it is a large banner.
I used the Lunacy More font from dafont.com and I created the triangle form to mirror a pattern that I bought from the Silhouette store so that it would all be pretty uniform.
I will say, I pulled a rookie move when I made this banner though. I had enlisted the help of the Silhouette group I am a part of to get the letters and the triangle to weld together properly, a HUGE special thanks to Dee from Wine to Whine who inevitably solved my problem. I made sure that I had all the letters made. I made sure they were all the right size. And then I hit save. Or so I thought.
And wouldn't you know, when I restarted my computer to do an update, my file did not save. Yes. It DID NOT SAVE. The work, the sweat and the almost tears that went into this banner and it didn't save. Of course, to make matters worse, I had run out of paper while I had TWO letters left to cut so I had to re-do the whole file and then attempt to get the size correct.
It was a ROOKIE move I tell you.
However, in the end, I got it done. It will look great hung up for the party next weekend, and it is a decoration that I will save for future Halloweens.
And because I worked so hard on this banner and worked so hard to get the letters done, it would be a waste if I did not share it with you. Please note this file is to be used for personal use only.
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies are all sharing projects today on their blogs, so peruse the links below for a blog-hopping good time.
Crafting with Glitter Just Got Easier by Create & Babble
Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Addressing Invitations with a Silhouette Cameo by My Favorite Finds
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
"Create" Wooden Pallet by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Spooky Halloween Bats Garland by TitiCrafty
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya's Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Fussy Cutting Making You Fussy? by My Paper Craze
Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette by Cutesy Crafts
Cookie Lee Jewelry' Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness by An Elegant Touch