You are loved…..one of my daughter’s favorite songs on the radio, and it plays in the back of my mind quite often. Who doesn’t want a reminder year round that they are loved?! So, I created this easy, very simple but cute sign for my daughter to give her teacher for a Valentine’s Day gift. I hope she will hang it in her classroom to remind the children year round that they are so loved. Do you want to create your own Valentine’s Day Sign? Check out how I made mine, and yours will come together in no time!
Twine or jute
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
Download the Valentine’s Bundle from Font Bundles. Add it to the fonts on your computer. Then, when you open your Silhouette Cameo software, it will appear in your fonts.
Download the free Circle Arrow Frame from Silhouette School. Open your Silhouette software and open the frame file.
Choose a font from the Valentine’s Bundle. I chose “Dallon” as my font of choice for this project. Then, simply type a phrase in the design box. I chose “you are loved”, because it was simple, and thought it would work year round.
Align your phrase in the center of your arrow frame. To get your font to cut cleanly, you need to use the “Weld” option on your software. To do so, right click on your phrase, and choose “Weld”. This will format the font to cut smoothly, and your letters will flow easily from one to the next.
Size the frame so it fits your chalkboard sign. Then, place the text in the middle to size that so it will fit nicely on your board.
Set the phrase off to the side, off of your design screen in the gray area. Place your vinyl on your cutting mat, and choose Vinyl from the cutting materials, and set your blade accordingly. Send it to cut. Weed it, and set it aside. Repeat this with your text.
Place the transfer paper on your arrow frame, and trim it down so you can easily place it on your sign. Align it and smooth it down. Let it set a few minutes, and gently peel it at an angle off of the board. Repeat this with your text.
Drill holes through the sign for the jute. Or, my sign already had holes, so I just strung some jute through them to finish it off for hanging.
And you are done! This is a GREAT beginner Silhouette project. I will be making some hand scrub for the teacher, and adding it to the sign for an easy and cute Valentine’s Day gift.
I absolutely love all the fonts in the Valentine’s Day bundle from Font Bundles! I had such a hard time choosing one! Plus, it’s chock full of designs. I am an absolute sucker for fashionable fonts, and I can’t wait to use these on other projects! I am thinking a Valentine’s Day shirt is up next for my little lady :).