Today I am joining in with some other talented bloggers to share over 20 amazing vinyl projects with you. We are all celebrating the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou‘s brand new Craftsy Class – Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl. This is a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette. Plus, we have an amazing giveaway for a vinyl bundle that includes a brand new CAMEO 3. Eek! 

I am seriously obsessed with vinyl! ha! Vinyl & my Silhouette machine literally changed my crafty life! It’s pretty amazing stuff. I love how you can use it to make signs, stencils, labels, home decor & more. Annnnnd every single time it turns out amazing! I love, love, love vinyl so much! I used a huge piece of vinyl to make this Giant Hello Sign for our front door. I just love it! Let’s get started! 

giant hello sign at #DIY #vinyl #gingersnapcrafts

front entry way

For this project you will need:
1×12 cut to 58 inches long
sander & sandpaper
black outdoor paint
this cut file (or I’ll show you how to make you own!)
white outdoor vinyl*
Silhouette CAMEO (affiliate)

*An awesome place to purchase vinyl is Expressions Vinyl by the way. 🙂

One of the many things I love about my Silhouette is that I can use just about any font already on my computer to design & cut out my own vinyl lettering. It’s awesome! I’m going to share a little bit of my design process today. First, I always make a box as big as my sign or area I’m going to be putting the vinyl. That way I can see exactly what my design will look like in the space when I’m done.


To make this giant Hello sign I used two different fonts. I use the Elise font from Kevin & Amanda for the H, E & O and the KG Always a Good Time Font from Kimberly Geswein for the two Ls. If you look closely, you’ll notice I overlapped each letter just slightly.


Next, I selected all of my letters & then clicked the weld button at the very bottom.


This combined my letters into one huge shape!


Then I sent this huge file to my CAMEO. I use my Portrait most of the time, but this is definitely a project I had to break out the bigger CAMEO for. 😉 You can download this huge Hello cut file by clicking the box below. Enjoy! For personal use only! Thank you!

hello sign cut file

I sanded, then painted my board black using outdoor paint & let dry. Then I applied my vinyl right on top.

hello sign

I’m loving my fun new entry way! Annnnd can you believe my summer flowers are still going strong? It’s been a warm fall so far! I’m hoping they last a little bit longer!

hello door sign

You can see how I made our family name sign right {HERE}.

farmhouse bench

To get my easy farmhouse bench tutorial go right {HERE}.

Be sure to check out Alexis’s brand new vinyl course over on Craftsy.
In the course, Alexis will walk you through creating eleven different vinyl projects. You will get all the cut files you need as well as video guidance for each step, and you will learn techniques such as layering adhesive vinyl, cutting large-scale decals, using the print and cut feature with printable heat transfer material, creating vinyl stencils for screen printing & more. You can find out more right {HERE}.

UPDATE: Here’s a coupon code for 50% off Alexis’s course.

50% off coupon code: 9fc3d73d-7053-46d2-ab03-a

Get 50% off the Craftsy class, Silhouette Savvy: Venture Into Vinyl! Limit one per customer.
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires January 15, 2017.


Are you ready for a fun giveaway?
Sponsored by Persia Lou, Silhouette, and Craftsy

Now, it’s time for our giveaway! One of YOU will win everything you need to start making your own amazing vinyl projects! The prize includes a brand new Cameo 3 (yay!), a collection of vinyl & the Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl Craftsy Class. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only (sorry, international friends) 18 or older and will close midnight Monday 11/21 Pacific Time. Good luck!

silhouette vinyl giveaway

Enter in the form below. I’ll cross my fingers for you!

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Now for even more fun check these amazing vinyl projects out!

vinyl collage with text

Hand Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt – Pitter and Glink // Monogramed Hairbrush – The Craft Patch // Bring Wine Winter Socks – Tried & True // Hello My Name Is Personalized Newborn Onesie – Where the Smiles Have Been // Hakuna Moscato Wine Glass Decal – That’s What Che Said// Vinyl Christmas Countdown – Sugar Bee Crafts// Made with Love Vinyl Gift – A Girl and a Glue Gun // Merry Christmas Door Hanger – Minted Strawberry // Get Your Write On Pencil Holder – Delineate Your Dwelling // Thankful Jar – Kiki & Company // Gimme Some Sugar Hand-Lettered Dish Cloth – Persia Lou // DIY Elf Quote Christmas Pillows – A Kailo Chic Life // Giant Hello Sign Tutorial – Ginger Snap Crafts // DIY Diamond Trinket Dish – Maritza Alisa // DIY Baby Mobile – Sew What Alicia // DIY Framed Clipboard – Sisters What // Believe in Magic Christmas Banner – Happiness is Homemade // Chalk Style Snowflake Ornaments – Flamingo Toes // Merry Plate – One Artsy Mama // Feast Mode Thanksgiving T-Shirt – Dream a Little Bigger // DIY Christmas Star – Cutesy Crafts // O Holy Night Christmas Star – A Pumpkin and a Princess // Tis The Season Shadow Box – Practically Functional

front entry way

Let me know what vinyl projects you are working on or would you like to start one!?!? I’d love to hear! 🙂

giant hello sign at #DIY #vinyl #gingersnapcrafts

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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