And speaking of important people... My lovely husband gave me a Silhouette Digital Cutter for Christmas (with a little help from my good friend Tina.) It took me all Christmas break to think of a special project to "christen" my new toy. Late Sunday afternoon with hours left of my Christmas vacation, I decided to make a Valentine banner. So off to JoAnn I went at 4:00 in the afternoon to get my supplies, and yes, in the middle of the most important Packer game of the season!
It took me until 11:00 Sunday night, but here is what I made. I apologize for the flash issue, but there really wasn't much natural light at 11:00 at night. If you can't tell, it says, "Be Mine."
Here are a few close-ups.
So then I decided at 11:00 p.m. when I finally went to bed on the night before I had to go back to work that I didn't like it. And you know when you start thinking about things and you can't stop thinking... So at midnight, I figured out what was wrong with it - the banner needed some dimension. So out of bed I got and tried my hand at making paper fans. I didn't actually make them, but I wanted to see if I could do it. And sure enough, I could. So tonight, here is my new and improved banner.
If you look closely, my paper fans are not the same size. This was my first try so I'm bound to improve! I still think it needs something, maybe glitter. I'm sure some of my glitter loving party gals would agree :)
I'd love to hear which version you prefer. And, if you own a Silhouette, I'd love to hear any tips you may have. I had purchased some glittery card stock for the letters, but I think it was too thick to cut with the machine. I also had a tough time peeling out some of the cuts, including some of the letters. But it was my first try. I told my husband, there must be a learning curve :) I look forward to hearing from you!