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First Year Photo Banner | Silhouette Cotton Canvas


Parties | First Year Photo Banner | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America


Whether you’re throwing a first birthday, graduation, or any other type of party – what better way to visually recap on the past year for your celebration than with a photo banner? For this project, I created a 12 pennant banner using the Echo Park Pennant Banner (Design ID #43106) allowing a spot for a photo from each month for the past year. Specifically, for this party, it’s from birth through little Gianna’s first birthday.


Parties | First Year Photo Banner | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America


After pulling each image into it’s given pennant, I printed them on Silhouette’s Printable Cotton Canvas and cut it out with my CAMEO using a fabric blade. I LOVE how photo’s look printed on canvas like this and the texture it adds to the banner.


Parties | First Year Photo Banner | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America


Utilizing the offset feature in Silhouette Design Studio, I was able to cut border shapes out of kraft paper and various patterned cardstocks. One of the best parts about the Printable Cotton Canvas is that it’s also adhesive on the back, so you literally just have to stick the printed photo onto the larger cardstock pennant.


Parties | First Year Photo Banner | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America



Add some string and hang it up for your guests to relive some of the moments and milestones from the past year! What event would you use an idea like this for? So many photos, so many possible parties…Happy Celebrating and Happy Crafting!


Brittany Sazonoff

Hi friends, both old and new! My name is Brittany (of BSaz Creates) and I am so excited to be joining the Silhouette Creative Team for another year! Outside of the Creative Team, I am freelance designer and creative living out my life-long affair with crafts in Chicago, IL. I have used my Silhouette CAMEO for projects small and large. From invitations to storefront windows, Silhouette has expanded my capabilities as a one-woman design studio in so many ways. When I'm not working on a project (or even when I am) you can almost always find me eating ice cream and cuddling with my pint sized pup, Brody, who makes quite the appearance on my instagram. I can't wait to continue to share my projects with you all!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

Silhouette fabric blade

printable cotton canvas


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  1. That is just an adorable banner! Great job making it.

    1. Thank you so much, Joan!

  2. This banner is adorable. I’m planning a boy first birthday party and this is perfect for the cake table background. Thank you.

    1. Thank you! Would love to see how yours turns out!! 🙂

  3. How did u get the pictures in the fabric? Sorry still very new to this 🙂

    1. Don’t apologize! We all started as beginners 🙂 With any shape open in Silhouette Studio (circle, square, pennant shape, anything) you can literally drag a photo from your desktop straight into Silhouette Studio. If you hover over the shape as you are dropping it in, it will automatically crop your photo within the given shape.

      From there, I used Silhouette’s Cut & Print feature (There are many tutorials on the blog specifically regarding print and cut) and printed my file onto Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas and had my CAMEO cut around the shapes.

      Hope that helps some!! 🙂

      1. Yes it did but it keeps going into the outline instead of the triangle. Very frustrating!

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