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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  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).

  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!

  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!

    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!