September 8, 2014

Gimme A F.A.L.L!

What does that spell?! FALL! It is almost here and I could not be more excited. Seriously, besides a full fledged blizzard winter, fall is my second favorite season. The leaves turn such amazing colors, the crisp air is so refreshing and it is just cool enough to wear a sweater. 

This month for the Silhouette Challenge the theme was Home Decor. As some may know, I am all about decorating. So for this challenge I really did challenge myself with something I've never done. That is building an object out of paper, as well I finally got the silhouette pens and the double sides adhesive. So this month is a melting pot of new things for me!Here is what home decor and a touch of fall looks like for me this year.

For this project to build the letters I used just regular colored orange and black textured card stock and my glue runner. I purchased the Silhouette designer edition from SVGtools and was given a credit to SVGcuts for $10. As soon as I saw these awesome letters I knew I needed them. Seriously, there are SO many projects that can be done with the letters, don't be surprised if you see them around again. 

I transferred the letters into the Sil program and the cuts are already line up to fit on a 12x12, they also have smaller sizes too. I watched the video on SVGcuts website to help me figure out how to put the letters together. It was extremely easy and took about 30 minutes to put all of the letters together total.

Next I used the sketch feature in DE(designer edition) to create lines inside the letters for sketching. On the A I used the rhinestone filler though to make little dots all over the face for a different feel. I have put off buying DE for years, I wish I would have done it much sooner. There are so many awesome tools in it! Next I used my black and dark brown pens and told the Cameo that we were using sketch pens instead of a blade. It drew them on just the same as if it was cutting out the letter. I love all of the different color options too.

For the little accents I used double sided adhesive and cut out two little leaf shapes and one of the L face fronts to cover in gold and red glitter. I really love how they turned out. It was also very simple to cut out and brush the glitter over. Mind the I attached the double sided adhesive to another piece of card stock that was cut in the exact same shape. it is much easier to work with complicated shapes this way.

Then I put everything together on our front table after finding my extra fall decor out of storage boxes in the garage. This project has been one of my favorites by far. It really took me out of a comfort zone with my paper crafting, but was very fun and exciting at the same time. As well the project was probably one of the easiest I have ever done too. I highly recommend the letters, why buy them at a craft store when you can make as many as you'd like at home!

I hope you enjoyed this months challenge. Have any comments or questions? Leave me a line below!
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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Our Sons & Daughters

Wood Shims and Word Art

Simple DIY Canvas Art

Pallet Signs

Chalk Paint Pumpkins with Fabric Leaves

Make a Personalized Scarecrow

DIY Wall Art for the Bathroom

Decoupaged Fall Leaves Lampshade

Gimme A F.A.L.L!


Sweet Baby Love Quilt Big Reveal

Sketching Inspiration for my little Dancer - September Silhouette Challenge

Family Feature Presentation Wall Art

Last Unicorn Shadow Box

Makin' my office a little more artsy fartsy

Family Command Center

DIY Grandparents Sign with Photo Frame

Dream Big Little Girl Canvas Art

Fall Pallet Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed}

Pumpkins and Apples Sign

Handmade Freezer Paper Cloth Napkins

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