The month of July is busy in our house, I often refer to it as a second Christmas month (at least looking at cost) as three of us have our birthdays this month. I was trying to get a head start making decorations when I came across this amazing cut file by Snapdragon Snippets on the Silhoutte Cameo.
This sign ends up being pretty thick because it takes 9 layers of cardstock plus a rather clever stand to make the entire thing. I did my best trying to line up all the layers as that is key. This is approx. 4 inches high x 12 across, I think it is perfect for a table center piece.
The paper I used is some older Bo Bunny Surprise collection. I liked the bright colors and patterns for this sign. Considering this is for birthdays covering a wide spectrum of ages, it was important to have it look more timeless than based on age.
This side view gives you an idea of how the many layers (9 in all) add to its strength to hold up on its own.
The backside shot is of the “I-Bean” used to prop the sign up. Three of the layers are put on to create a slid for the I-Bean It is rather clever. However I ended up glueing it to make it more pernment.
Be prepared to get some glue on your hands but end up with a beautiful home decor piece to celebrate many birthday to come.
Here is my suplly list to make the sign:
- Silhouette Store: Happy Birthday I-Beam sign by Snapdragon Snippets
- 7 sheets of 12×12 solid cardstock to cut the base ( I used white) I was able to double up on one sheet.
- 5 sheets of pattern paper you can use either 12×12 or a 6×6 pad to cut the Happy. (each letter is 4 by 3.)
- 1 sheet of 12×12 pattern paper to cut the “birthday”.
- Adhesive: a liquid glue and you could do dimensional adhesive for the “birthday”
This project does take some time to put together as you need layers to dry a bit but it can be done in a few hours.
As Alwasy I appreciate hearing from you and happy to answer any questions,
Until next time….