I’ve got a baby shower on the horizon, and I thought it’d be fun party decor to hang a pennant-type banner, but with name letters instead of triangles. But paper is flimsy, so when I got the Chipboard from Silhouette, I knew it’d be PERFECT for this project.
I figure I will use it for decoration at the baby shower, and then the little miss mommy-to-be can have it and use it in the baby’s nursery if she wants. With that in mind I made it to coordinate with the nursery accents of pink and yellow. But the great thing is that it’s not at all expensive, so if they don’t want to reuse it again, no worries.
So, on to the tutorial!
Remember, with the deal that’s going for a few more days, you can get a pack of chipboard and a $25 download card to Silhouette for only $20 total – – a steal!
Lay out your letters (I just used a font that I had on my computer – that’s why I love my Silhouette!) and when you go to cut you’ll choose the “chipboard” option on the right. It’ll cut really slow (speed of 1) and it’ll double cut, so it takes a while.
But it’s worth the wait for the slow cutting because it cut so cleanly – see, peeled right up with crisp lines:
Then, cut the same letters out of paper (you’ll need to change your cutter settings to paper):
You can see the difference in the paper versus the chipboard – the paper is thin and curls up, etc:
To attach the paper to the chipboard, I used spray glue – worked great!
Then I used a hole punch to punch holes in the top of the letters, and I thread some twine through – that’s it!
I love how it turned out – simple and perfect!
Remember, there’s a mega-deal on Chipboard right now – don’t want to miss that!