Monday, November 8, 2010

Crafty Cricut Fun: Making Lettered Signs

My amazing boyfriend Josh bought me a Cricut cutter for my birthday. It was a total shock! It was like getting a bike for Christmas when you're little. You're the best Josh!!!

I have enjoyed playing with it and trying to figure out everything that it does. Our fun friends Jon and Sarah are getting married this spring at the Outerbanks in NC. I decided to make them  a sign with their last name on it. They are big Hokie fans so I used the cutest maroon, orange and polka dot paper.





I cut out the letters using the Keystone cartridge
 
I used Elmer's glue and a older paint brush to lightly brush on some glue to the backs


I arranged the letters on a $ Tree platter that I spray painted black.


I am going to seal this before I give it to them but I think it turned out pretty cute!



My sister Emily is getting married next month. She was going to order some vinyl letters to make a family name sign. She's going to use the sign as part of her wedding decor on one of the larger tables. Good idea! She emailed me this picture to use as a guide. I am not sure whose ETSY store this came from. Let me know if you do!

I think that I did a pretty good job with the limited amount of fonts I have!







I used a patterned paper for the last name. Josh looked at it and thought it was too busy. I love him and respect him but I am not sure if he's right but I am also not  too sure that he's wrong. I am sending these pictures to Bride to have her decide. She can always use the letters for another project. What do you think? Straight up black and white? She's going to modge podge the letters on to a painted blue background.


Parties I am linking up to:
Today's Creative Blog

http://allthingzrelated.blogspot.com/





2 comments:

  1. Wow how fun! I guess the sky is the limit with these designs.

    -Rene

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  2. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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