Merry & Bright Silhouette Project! (& Black Friday Discount Code!!)

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Okay so I showed you this week how we installed our new rustic wood fireplace mantel and the awesome little ampersand cutout sign project.  Now I have the rest of that particular craft to go with it.  It all started when I saw this on Pinterest, from the Lovely Cupboard.

Merry and bright mantel decor

I loved the snowflake art and it reminded me a of table I saw on a HGTV home show a million years ago.  So, I thought I would make my own version.  I got what I needed at an office store and a crafts store.

Merry and Bright Christmas Art!

Supplies:

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2 Large Foam core boards

2 (240) packages of 1” silver foil envelope seals (you could get away with one if you use less)

1 multi sized self stick gems (in a clear color- these are optional)

1-2 sheets of silver/metallic paper

glue

 

This was so fast, easy and kid friendly.  Etta had a lot of fun helping me.  We loaded one edge/side of the canvas with silver foil stickers and then slowly let them fade out, (like a falling snow)  I added some gems to change the size up a bit and make it even more blingy.

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Next, I started off too lazy to go find my Silhouette in storage (I learned from this mistake, quickly).  So I printed out the text “MERRY BRIGHT” to the proper size on some regular paper.  Then I followed the steps below to transfer the text to my paper. 

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Collect paper and printed words

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Turn both sheets over

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Transferring text to scrap paper 

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Outline the back of the printout onto the back of the scrapbook paper

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You can see the outline of the letters, cut out.

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Cut interior space with exacto knife.

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Okay, so there was only one major problem when I was done.  The color of scrapbook paper I used was so light and reflective,  that you couldn’t see it very well.  Which meant I needed to cut it out again.  At this point, I wasn’t going to go through the hand cutting process that I just finished… I started over with my silhouette machine and it only took about 2 minutes.  I kid you not and that includes opening the box and setting up.  (Insert head smack here- dope!)

I just glued the newly cut words onto the bottom of the foam core boards. and I was done!  Easy and cute!  The ampersand cutout sits in front of the two boards.

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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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Comments

  1. Tiffany says

    I love the project! Too cute. Would you recommend using vinyl paper?

    Also, thought you should know that your code is popping up as invalid on Silhouette’s website. Are there restrictions on what you can buy?

    • says

      I tried it yesterday and it worked for me. I hope it ended up working for ya, since the deals are now over. I am sure vinyl would work if you have some. But scrapbooking paper might be cheaper, and I just used what I have in my supply!

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