Spring Banner


April is almost here! April (at least this year) means Easter, which is my absolute favorite holiday! I had friends in town over the weekend and the weather was gorgeous, so it’s only appropriate that we celebrate with some bright spring décor!


This Spring Banner was the Silhouette store’s free shape of the week a couple of weeks ago (but you can still get it now for 50 cents!). I pulled some brights out of my cardstock stash and went to work!


Here’s the finished mantle with some bright eggs in jars and a vase. I brought in some white wrought iron pieces. Love this for spring.


Note: I changed the holes in the banner to fit my flat ribbon. The pattern uses circles (probably useful for string or twine), but I wanted an oval shape so the ribbon would lie flat.


I had leftover eggs and no candles for these candle holders, so this idea was born. I’m rather proud of it. 

My friends Jen and P and their darling E were in town over the weekend. We had a blast checking out a bunch of local spots, including something I’ve never done before – a tasting at Landry Vineyards! ’d tried several of their wines before, but I need to head back for their Redneck Red and Blueberry Merlot. Both were really great!

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She loves her Aunt Meg! 

So many great things to love about spring! Colors! Things blooming! Warmer weather! Oh. And BASEBALL! Happy Opening Day, everyone!


Me and my Silhouette Cameo


My parents are AWESOME. They got this baby for me for my birthday. I am SO EXCITED about all the things I’ve done with it and the things I’ve yet to try or dream up.


For anyone who doesn’t know about the Silhouette – it’s basically a printer with a multi-directional blade instead of an ink cartridge. It cuts paper and cardstock and vinyl and even fabric (with the right attachments)! 

So the first thing I did was thank them for the gift. Using… the gift.


Then I made a Valentine’s Day card using this free downloadable cut file from Under A Cherry Tree. I have learned so much about how to do things in the Sil software just from studying other people’s cut files. Extremely grateful to those who put their files out there for free!


Then I decided to get really adventurous and try some vinyl! Learn from my mistakes. DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT TRANSFER PAPER. This was a ridiculous mess, but I’m happy with how it ultimately turned out! A friend gave me a transfer paper tip that I’ve used since and I’ll share the next time I talk about vinyl. It will be soon, I promise!


Pretty cute, right?

Teacup banner!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t have anything green to show you today. Unless teal counts. Does teal count? Who knows? 

I recently tried my hand at banner making using my Silhouette Cameo. A friend’s bridal shower was Saturday, and there was a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme. The colors were black, white, and teal. It was SUCH a lovely shower!

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I started by printing some pretty patterns on cardstock. These were either Microsoft ClipArt or free backgrounds I found online.

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Then I grabbed this “tea time” set from the Silhouette online store so I could cut that adorable teacup! On sale for 50 cents! 

Et voila!


The saucers are just ovals. Nothing complicated about that.

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I used her wedding date on the teacups! Martha Stewart glue pens are perfect for getting adhesive on those curly parts.

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And here it is in action! So fun! 

This was so fun and easy. I’m now dreaming up where else I can put banners! I think my office needs one, right?