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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOO Banner by Diana


Hi! Diana Fisher here with you today to share a custom Halloween banner with you. I used the Samantha Walker Spook 31 font to make this "BOO" banner to add to my Halloween decor.


This font is so fun and versatile you could make any word or phase you would want for your banner. Here are the steps I took in the Silhouette Studio software to make my banner.


First thing is to type out the "boo" word and then select the downloaded SW Spook 31 font from your choices. You'll notice after I did that, that the two "o" letters are really close together. So close, it might affect the cut. 


To get the letter further apart, I selected the Character Spacing option and just moved them a bit further apart.  


After that was done, I added circles to the top of my letters. This gave me a space to thread the ribbon. This can be done with a small hole punch after you are done with cutting the letters, but I chose to use the Cameo for this step as well.


I cut my banner out of purple glitter paper and it turned out great, even with the small details in the spiders. 

Thanks for stopping to see my BOO banner. Download Samantha's Spook 31 font and create your own custom Halloween banner!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Halloween Layout with Christine

Hi Samantha Walker Fans!  Christine joining you today to share a tip on using the negative space on some of Samantha's more detailed cuts. 

For this layout I used Samantha's new Halloween 3 Ways (#67410) cut file but instead of using the title cut out I used the negative space of it and used various colors behind it.  With the spider webs this could quickly get complicated - but today I am going to show you how I did it without any fancy tapes or tools!

1. In this first picture you can see that I have a couple letters still to fill in.  
2.  I took my title that I had cut out and used it as a "stencil" as to where to put my negative web pieces.
3. It easily fits right back on and you can see the first "e" already filled in.
4.  Use a glue pen and your stencil as a guide - after adding glue just stick your pieces in and there you have it!

Isn't that fun? An easy way to add back in the detail to negative space without having to worry about lining everything up right!

Hope you are having a fun weekend and find some time to get some fall crafting in too!


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