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January 27, 2011

KitchenAid Vinyl Subway Art

I finally did it!  This is one of my first projects with my brand new Silhouette machine! 
A HUGE Thank you to my dear husband who got the machine for me (aka, let me choose my own gift) for Christmas!!
I was inspired by the House of Smiths blog, who also put subway art on her mixer...
I picked my favorite words, a few fun fonts, arranged them just so, and voila! 
My words filled about an 8" x 6" space - and were pretty easy to smooth right over the top of the mixer.
I love the way it looks in the kitchen!  I'm pretty proud of it - even though I still have a lot to learn on this fancy Silhouette machine:)

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5 comments:

  1. That is a great use, LOL! I love it! (would drive hubby crazy, and to be honest he uses the kitchen more, but... I see possibilities).
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  2. This is so adorable!! I think I might copy the idea for my kitchen. I have a cover over it now but this would be worth leaving it out for show! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Do you have the file for this, and would you be willing to share? I really like this one, you did a great job!

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    1. Connie,
      I haven't been able to track down the correct file for this :( Sorry about that. Even if I did though, if you don't have the same fonts, I'm not sure it would work. Quick instructions to make your own: In the silhouette software: Type out all your words each in their own text box. Choose a few fonts you like and use one of those few as you arrange the words. Start to arrange them vertically and horizontally into a rectangle area that will fit on your kitchen aid. Stretch and shrink the words by hand as you work through them -- you can even adjust the letter spacing to make things fit. Add little images to fill in gaps. Good luck!

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