Saturday, January 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Wood Blocks

Heeeelllllooo 2015!!!  I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year celebrations!  My husband and I actually managed to stay awake until midnight - first time in years!  And in fact, our little one partied until 11pm, ha.  I'm definitely looking forward to what 2015 has in store. :)

So, what shall we chat about today?  Well, as someone who crafts, I'm always thinking about the next holiday.  So while I packed up Christmas, I thought about what I might like to tackle for Valentine's Day.  I received a Silhouette for Mother's Day last year and I've been dying to spend more time mastering all that it has to offer.  I used my vinyl starter kit to put together these little cuties!

It all started with a simple wood block I picked up from Hobby Lobby around Christmas time. 

I originally planned on using them to create ornaments, but unfortunately, time ran out.  Honestly, I'm glad it did because I think these Valentine's blocks turned out way cuter than the ornaments would have.

I created my designs using Silhouette Studio.
I then loaded my vinyl into my Silhouette cutting machine.  I used all the recommended settings for vinyl and then hit cut!
I removed the vinyl from the machine and peeled away the excess. I was then left with this...
Using transfer paper, I moved the letters from this sheet to the wood block.
And that was that!
How easy, right?!!  To add even more cuteness, I added washi tape around the entire block.
I repeated the same process for each design.  I just love how they turned out!
I can't wait to tackle my next Silhouette project!
-Ashley




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