Well, crafters, our Silhouette Cameo giveaway has come to an end. We made paper lanterns, tested out some of the features, made paper heart garlands for my wedding, and had a cupcake party. Today I’m going to share with you a “You’re Awesome” banner I made for one of my bridesmaids who designed our save the dates for free. I decided to make this sign for her as a thank you for her help.
But first–the winner of the Silhouette Cameo is…Cody! Congratulations on your new Cameo, Cody! Don’t forget you can still buy a Cameo for yourself using our coupon code through tomorrow.
Here’s how to buy one:
Just use promo code “FAVE” to get yourself a brand spankin’ new Silhouette Cameo with choice of starter kit (Fabric Ink, Rhinestone, Vinyl, or Heat Transfer) for only $299. But hurry, the code only lasts until October 31, and the machines will sell out!
And here’s how I made the “You’re Awesome” sign. First, a closer look.
The sign was made of cereal boxes cut into letters and covered with fringed tissue paper, like a pinata! I thought this would make the sign more festive. (Note: I didn’t make up this idea. I found it somewhere and decided to copy it, but I couldn’t find the original post anywhere, which means not only can I not credit them, but I also had a ton of trouble figuring out how to make this!) First, I deconstructed a box of Reese’s Puffs.
Then I used the Silhouette software to type up the letters and arrange them on the page to optimize the space.
Then I loaded the cereal box into the machine and adjusted the settings to account for the thick medium.
The next step was to cut long strips of tissue paper, accordion fold them, and cut fringe along the edges. Then I glued the fringe to the cardboard letters in rows, as shown. I just used glue stick.
Once the letters were all covered, I trimmed away the excess tissue paper and hot glued them to some kite string.
Easy as pie! Thanks for entering the Silhouette giveaway, and congrats again to the winner, Cody! Don’t forget to use our coupon code, FAVE, to buy one for yourself at a discount!