Hello CSI! I was recently here as a judge and now I’m excited to be back with a tutorial!
Today I’m going to tell you how I made a Happy Birthday banner, without any fancy tools or cutting machines!
I recently put on a birthday party for my 2 daughters. We rented their dance studio, and it was so fun. (I’ll be posting about it on Tuesday). All the decorations came together very well, except for the banner, at first. You see, I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, and I was totally planning on using it to make the banner. But… silly me, I’m so intimidated by the machine! I’ve got it all set up, but for some reason, I can’t get the blade to cut (yeah, I need help). So at midnight before the party the next day, I needed a Plan B. I knew what I wanted the banner to look like, but I didn’t know how to make the big letters with out free hand cutting them (that would be a disaster) or without using my silhouette. Then finally it came to me…
Print them from my computer!
So, I printed one very large letter on a piece of computer paper. I enlarged the font as high as it would go. I’m obsessed with the font, My Own Topher. It’s a free download if you google it. Then I cut the letter off the computer paper, and placed it on the pink paper for the banner.
I cut all my letters out in this manner. (It was more time consuming than using a Silhouette, but I didn’t have the energy to figure it out)! I also cut out some triangles, and made some paper fan medallions.
Then I took an ink pad to the edges of the letters and triangles, to give it a little more dimension.
I hot glued everything together, hole punched the triangles, and tied them together with tulle.
~ Thanks Rachel!!! It is always a pleasure to have you here at The CSI Project.
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