Printable Party Invitation & DIY Backgrounds

Happy Friday, and a big thanks to everyone who submitted a project for last week’s shape challenge! Congrats to Lynette @ My Craft Discovery who is the randomly selected winner!  {Lynette, please send me an email including the email address you use for your Silhouette account.}  

**To see all of the creative projects submitted each week for the shape challenge, visit our Weekly Shape Challenge board on Pinterest. **

Now… are you ready for your next shape challenge? This week’s shape, the borders set by Jennifer Wambach comes with 6 designs that can be combined or used separately to create patterns and borders.  Super versatile, right?

For my project I used the border shape combined with some of my favorite things, parties and the print and cut feature, and created this little invitation. I’m loving these bright colors lately!

Jen decided to make a customized paper with today’s shape!  She used a bronze sketch pen to create the chevron outlines and then cut chevrons that were slightly smaller out of some patterned paper scraps, to fill in some of the spaces.  So cute!  I can’t wait to see how Jen uses this paper in an upcoming Thursday’s Sketch!
What will you create with this week’s shape?
Challenge rules: 
*Create a project using the selected shape {this shape will be chosen from the most popular downloads, so most of you will already have it… but if you don’t, feel free to submit a project using the weekly free shape instead}
*Leave a comment on this Weekly Shape Challenge post before next Friday @ midnight MST with a link to your project {If you don’t have a link no worries, just email us a picture of your project and leave a comment letting us know we’ve got mail}
Each Friday following the challenge announcement, we will select a winner at random from the comments to receive a $10 download credit to the Silhouette online store! Also…we want your projects to be seen, so each one submitted will be featured on our Weekly Shape Challenge board on Pinterest!
Psssst… don’t forget that if you are planning to use the free shape instead of the new challenge shape,  there are TWO to choose from this week… You can use either this one, OR this one
Happy Crafting!
Shapes: click on the shapes below to link to them in the Silhouette online store. 

25 thoughts on “Printable Party Invitation & DIY Backgrounds

  1. I just downloaded this border set about 2 weeks ago! Hope I can find time to play along!!

  2. Unknown says:

    Hmmm… The wheels are turning!!! I think I’m in! M.E.

  3. Cathy says:

    I am hoping to get a Sihlouette cameo soon!!

  4. My contribution to the challenge weekly Blog Silhouette America! I did a customization of my Silhouette Portrait! Hope you enjoy! Kisses!

    1. scrapper69 says:

      Juliana…. That turned out really COOL! TFS! :o)


  5. jintyoo7 says:

    How clever, love the pretty colours on “Carter’s” invitation and Brilliant background paper, Jen :)
    Would love to try my hand at this challenge :)

  6. Ange says:

    Wow, great ideas! What a fun set!!

  7. I just love these borders and already have several projects in the works using them. Here is my submission for the weeks challenge, it is the fourth picture down on this post…

  8. Thanks for another fun challenge. I used the thank you circle on the first card in this blogpost:

    If you are ever interested in expanding your design team for blogging with experienced cardmakers and bloggers, I would be very interested in applying.

    Karen Hasheck
    khasheck at gmail dot com

  9. Love Jen’s paper! Emailing my entry

  10. Kim F. says:

    I just love my Silhouette. I decided to play along with the challenge. I used one of the free shapes (The circle with “Thanks” in the center.) I combined it with my own designs.
    Thank you!
    -Kim F.

    1. So cute!!! Kim!!

  11. Got a chance to play along and love this Cut File set!! Here is the link to my entry:

  12. D- says:

    This is my very first ever Silhouette card using my first cuts.
    I just got my Portrait.
    I used the wonderful Thanks freebie cut.
    Here is a link to my card:
    Thanks so much for the fun challenge!

  13. Gisela says:

    Here is my entry:

    By the way I didn’t see the entry I submitted on pinterest a couple weeks ago… anyway, thanks for the challenge, it’s been fun to see the beautful things people have been coming up with.

  14. Melissa says:

    Love the chevron shapes in your pick this week- I will have to try the print feature, the results from the samples are fabulous!

  15. Libby says:

    I created lattice from the zig-zags for a photo collage layout of our visit to Key West in 2009.

    The link:

    Had a wee bit of trouble uploading my creation to my blog…kept coming up as a black square!

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