Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Banner

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 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 
  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 

Do you have a Silhouette machine?

Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.


  1. Wonderful banner. Thank you so much for the freebie! It looks like your download is working fine. I was able to download it and it opened up fine in my studio software :-) Thank you again!

  2. Stopping over from the Silhouette Challenge!

    Such a festive banner! Your hard work definitely paid off.

    Much Love,
    Trisha D.

  3. Very cute! Love the font you used.

  4. I'm glad you joined us! This is super cute!

  5. That turned out super cute! Great job :)

  6. Great Banner.........Font is great, but it's kinda scary!...........I know that U have a birthday soon, so don't think that we forgot if your prese, I mean the letter I sent U arrives late...........If it's late, it's Candy's fault.........I try and try!!!

  7. Love that banner! Thanks for the free download!

  8. The banner turned out great!! Super cute! I love the colors and the font! :)

  9. Wow, you sure had a few dramas with it, but the result is fantastic! It'll be the star of the halloween party :)
    Thanks for sharing the file too!

  10. Rookie moves aside, way to persevere - - the finished product is fantastic, Randi. I love banners of all kinds - - and this one is so bright, bold, and colorful. Very very eye-catching. Well worth the effort. And I figure that whenever I have re-do projects from the start, I'm just cementing my learning. At least, that's my glass-half-full approach.

    So glad you were able to join us this month, even with your busy schedule. Hope you can catch some time to breathe!

  11. that is super cute! oh yes I remember about your sorry it did in fact not save- bummer! but it turned out well.

  12. So cute, I mean creepy! I love all the background colors you chose!


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