What do you get when back-to-school supplies and a brand new Silhouette machine collide? A pencil-inspired paper banner!
This was a lot of fun to make. I designed the pencil in Photoshop then broke the design into individual pieces, one piece for each color. A little fiddling in Silhouette Studio and, ta-da!
This went together a little like jigsaw puzzle. I used pink card stock for the eraser portion and the banner background, then added the other pieces on top one at a time, starting with the “lead” and working my way up. I loved using the Silhouette for this – every piece was exactly the same size and they all fit together perfectly.
I used a double-sided tape runner to glue all the pieces in place, then used a round pencil like a rolling pin and rolled over the assembled pennants to make sure all the cut edges were nice and flat. Once that was done, I strung them together on 1/4″ grossgrain ribbon.
I’m working on cleaning up the Silhouette files so I can share them. In the meantime, the banner is hanging in my craft room and taunting my son as a reminder that the first day of school is just around the corner!