My New Welcome Sign

October 22, 2012 by 22 Comments

I have always taken pride in my ability to create simple crafts…the world of possibilities just got HUGE!  I had been told that the Silhouette CAMEO was amazing, but I had no idea the extent of its abilities and the ease of operating it!  Oh my goodness, it’s the best!  Sweet bloggy friends, I have made three amazing things in literally an hour and the entire machine is brand new to me!  I’ll show you what I’ve created in just a bit, but first, let me show you the features that make this thing totally rock!  How to use a Silhouette CAMEO…

There are tons of great tutorials on the Silhouette CAMEO, but really it’s very self explanatory! The first project I decided to create was a welcome sign.  Every single font on your computer is free gain for your Silhouette and if you want even more options, there are tons of downloadable fonts on the web, I’ll share a few of my favorites with you very soon…for this vinyl sign, I chose to use Hanford Script and it was perfect!

Under the page options (the red box in the picture below)….

  1. I chose to use a letter sized 8.5″x11″ size grid.
  2. I selected the landscape option, since the sign would need more width then height.
  3. And so I could have a clear idea on how much vinyl I would need and to verify that I was within the range of the cutter, before cutting, I changed the reveal cutting mat feature to 100%.

The design was sent to my Silhouette CAMEO.  Every line was cut to perfection.  I peeled the vinyl from the mat and covered with the nonstick paper.  Then I ran to my door, peeled off the letters and pressed them on our ‘used to be hideous, but not anymore’ back door.  I’m so anxious to pull into the garage this afternoon and have my kids see their new ‘Welcome’ sign!  Makes me smile!  I’ve never done a simple craft this fast, and this wasn’t even a simple craft, it’s a totally impressive craft!  Christmas presents are abounding here at my house…check back soon to see what I am working on!  During ‘It’s Overflowing Birthday Week’ I will have many more fun tutorials for you…and don’t forget to…

Comments

22 Responses to “My New Welcome Sign”
  1. Kathleen D says:

    Wow what a great contest! Can’t wait to see all you “cook up” with your new machine.

  2. I’ve heard so much about it and how amazing it is! I can’t wait to try it! Your welcome sign looks great!

  3. Barbara says:

    Oh, how I would dearly love to have a Cameo! I love all sorts of crafts! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  4. Oh Aimee…one of these would totally rock! Love your new Welcome sign…I bet your kids will too :) Looking forward to more projects!!

  5. Love it, Aimee! I sooo want a Silhouette…the Cricut just isn’t as versatile.

  6. Donna I. says:

    Wow, Aimee! This looks so easy to use. Would love to win a Silhouette. I love reading your creative blog.

  7. I would LOVE a Cameo! My project list is way too long!

  8. Nikki Westbrock says:

    I’ve had my eye on this for a long time!! Would love to win one!!!

  9. LindaSonia says:

    I’ve wanted one of these for what seems like forever… count me in with fingers crossed. Your welcome sign looks great!!

  10. leslie says:

    That looks fantastic! I didn’t even know you could do that with a Silhouette.

  11. Linda Chaput says:

    Love the Welcome, really a great idea for the door. Now that I see how easy it is I would love to have a Silhouette for myself. Great post….

  12. Tasneem says:

    I love the idea of making your own decals! This is really awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tasneem

  13. Merle says:

    My first project would be vintage sugar and flour labels for my jars. I want to do the with a kind of circle. I have another cutter with cartridges, but I can’t get the vintage font I want. This would be great!
    Thanks

  14. Pam Fowler says:

    Would love to win a Cameo! Thanks for the tutorial……Looks really simple!

  15. Suzanne says:

    I had no idea! That looks amazing! Thanks!

  16. Gay says:

    Looks like this would solve a lot of my problems with art quilts! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. Oh my! Everything you’ve done with the Cameo is tooo cute! I love the pillow….way sweeter than West Elm (sorry WE)….and you make everything look sooo easy.
    My fingers are crossed!
    Have a blessed day and thanks for the opportunity!! :D

  18. Laura says:

    I love your ideas…so creative. Oh how I’d love to win it.

  19. Robyn says:

    Hello ~ I just received my Silhouette Cameo and I am afraid to get started. :-} I thought making a Welcome sign would be fun, and I came across your page, and I love it!

    I found the font you used and now I am wondering how large you made your sign, as in inches.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Robyn

    • Aimee says:

      My ‘Welcome’ sign is about 11 inches x 2 1/4 inches. It still makes me smile LOTS! I’m excited for you and your your new Silhouette Cameo!!! You’re going to have a blast with it…it really is easy to use!!!

      XO, Aimee

  20. I found your post on Pinterest. Love your Welcome sign! I just got my Silouette Cameo yesterday, and am cruising Pinterest to see what it can do. SO EXCITED!!! Especially since it appears to be so easy to use.

    Thanks,
    Desiree :)

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