Ampersand Pillow & A Father’s Day Card

Well, happy Friday everyone! I’m here today with another ‘shape’ challenge, but first let’s congratulate the winner of last week’s giveaway… Karen Hasheck!  {Karen, please email me at blog@silhouetteamerica.com and include your silhouette account email address so we can issue the prize credit to your account! } 

 
Ready for this week’s challenge? Instead of a specific shape from the online store this week, your challenge is to create a project using fonts. Yep, any font you already have on your computer can be cut or printed from Silhouette studio, so find your favorite/s and use it in your project. To clarify, your project can use shapes as well, but the focus should be the fonts. :)
We took on the challenge and here’s what we came up with…
Jen made a Father’s Day card and did a customized print and cut with her fonts using the offset tool!  She has done a full video tutorial with all the details here.
I am a sucker for typography, especially ampersands. So, for my project I made a pillow using an ampersand in the ‘american typewriter’ font. I loved the shape, but it was a little on the thin side so I bolded it using the offset technique and cut it out of bright green fabric. It is such a fun pop of color in my living room!
Do you want to enter this week’s Shape Challenge and Giveaway? here’s the scoop…  
Challenge rules: 
*Create a project using any font from your computer
*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.

Have a crafty weekend!

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