Sign making with Silhouette

Welcome once again to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for quite a while or this is your first time, everyone is welcome to share their projects, big or small. Just link up at the bottom of this post.
In case you haven’t heard, this week
 go enter, we’ll wait…….
The very first project I made with the sweet machine that the Silhouette folks sent me was to make this sign. Wanna make one? They’re easy!
Put your basecoat on your board – whatever color you want the letters to be.
Then using Silhouette vinyl, cut out the saying you’d like.
Either using transfer paper or moving the letters one by one, put them on the basecoat. Rub them well to ensure they are down.
Next, carefully paint a thin layer over the top of the letters. This helps seal them. Next, put at least two more coats over the entire sign. After it is completely dry use an Exacto knife to peel up the letters.
Sand a little to distress and you’re done! Gorgeous sign, little time. Gotta love that!
Sooooo whatcha got? I wanna see and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK to your post, and link back here so everyone can see. DO NOT link to an Etsy shop, online store, etc. or I will delete your post (please don’t make me be a big meanie!) Make sure to visit your TT neighbors so everyone gets a little love.
Welll…. let’er rip, tater chip!
About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. It turned out super cute. I love how you painted it dark underneath so your letters and your distressing would match.

    I posted something in my blog post I think you’ll take a fancy to – you’ll know what I’m talking about. 😉

  2. I love it and I think I need a silhouette things : )

  3. Ohhh, how easy! I want one of these puppies! I hope I win!
    thanks for hosting!

  4. Gina,
    I absolutely love your sign. I would love to win the silhouette. I have two blogs but only linked up with one. I hope that is okay.

    Please keep posting your lovely projects. I am enjoying them all.

    In Grace,

  5. Gina. This sounds so easy and the sign turned out wonderful! I have my fingers crossed that this baby comes home with me! Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Sherry

  6. I love words. I love them hanging in my house. I can’t get enough of them. This is a great project.Thanks.

  7. OMG…I would love to enter your giveaway. The sign you made would look great in my beach inspired bathroom!

  8. This little item would be great for me to add inspirational words to some of my paintings..I am big into inspiration..Love it! My latest are my Tiki Prints and Mermaids..

  9. Thanks so much for hosting another great party! I’m sending you giveaway info to DH so he can enter, win and give me the Silhouette cutter for Christmas 😉

  10. I love your blog! I hadn’t thought about painting over the vinyl and then peeling it off- but you can be sure I’ll try it now :) Thanks for having me!

  11. I want one so badly!!!!

  12. First of all let me say how jealous I am of you with your Silhouette. Secondly I have some kind of brain fart and apparently posted to your party twice. So sorry.

  13. I love the Salty Kisses sign!!!

  14. Your salty sign is so fun! Thanks for a great party too…

  15. Thank you for hosting and for hosting such a GREAT giveaway! I can’t wait to win!! :)

  16. I would love that Silhouette…what a great tool. Thanks for hosting the party… love your style. i’m your newest follower (-:

  17. I would LOVE a Silhouette! Thanks so much for hosting!

  18. Thanks for hosting today. I love how your sign turned out!

  19. Thanks for hosting. I want a silhouette…your sign is adorable…love the quote.


  20. Our journey has begun!… secretly though

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!

    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

  21. Oooh! Nice new toy! Thanks for hosting!

  22. Wow I would go crazy with this!! I would love to make some vinyl for all around my house. My walls are pretty bare and need something fabulous. I would also use the heat transfer on some cute pillows I’m making, and shirts for all my girls. But I would do lots more of course if I won.
    What an awesome giveaway!

  23. What a cute sign. OK, I had never heard of the silhouette before. This looks like a great machine! I love the saying too!

  24. Hi Gina,
    I LOVE ILOVE I LOVE your Blog!!!
    Nice new toy! Thank you!

    Kisses 😉

  25. I would make “his” and “hers” signs for above our closets, I’ve been meaning to do that for awhile! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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