I collect phrases from the Silhouette Design Store like they’re going out of style. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to them, but after a few minutes of browsing I easily end up with a cart full of phrases I just can’t live without. With Thanksgiving coming up I needed this gather here with grateful hearts design. As gorgeous as the phrase would be painted on canvas or wood, I wanted something temporary. The versatility of the Silhouette advent calendar seemed like the perfect answer.
I created an offset of the words and then used the print and cut feature. If you haven’t already noticed, Silhouette’s print and cut feature is kind of my go to. It makes project super quick and easy since I don’t have to break out a variety of paper and glue. I just feed a white piece of cardstock through my printer and then it is ready to cut.
I used the print and cut feature again for the polaroids. I rarely develop pictures since I’m all digital. I love having the ability to print them as I need them. My printer isn’t fancy by any means, but using a nicely textured cardstock like Silhouette’s adhesive cardstock is my trick to making printed photos look great. The pictures I added were a handful of special moments from the past year. I used the LW tangerine font to add the words memories, laughter, family, and love to the bottom of the faux polaroids.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and I love knowing that I’ll be able to easily change it out once Christmas rolls around.
Did you notice the table I have it displayed on? I have to take a moment here to brag a little bit. It is a vintage sewing table my grandma gave me. It was beat up on the outside, but I knew some love and care would do it good. I asked my dad if he wouldn’t mind fixing it up for me. Being the incredible dad he is, he happily took on the project. When he brought it back to me I couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was.
Look at the details on this beauty. Even after it has been cleaned up it still has so much character to it.
Speaking of my dad, here he is with Steven. Goodness this picture melts me heart!
This is actually the first time I’ve used the advent calendar frame. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up leaving it up all year round and just changing it out according to the season. Multipurpose decor is certainly the way to go.