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Learn Your Alphabet With This Silhouette Craft [Kids Craft]

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing a fun and very easy project that is perfect for those small little hands that are eager to learn their alphabet. This project uses the Silhouette Chalkboard Cardstock.

Supplies Used:

Silhouette CAMEO®

Silhouette Chalkboard Cardstock

Silhouette Sketch Pens

12×12 Background Shapes Design ID#22981

Fall in Love Again Font Design ID#95179

1. Create Background Paper

I always begin my projects by designing them fully in Silhouette software. I will often take a screenshot of the final design so that I can refer back to it when assembling my project.

For the background of my page, I wanted to create a simple elementary-grade-style paper with the blue lines that you find in children’s workbooks.

I created lines spaced approx. 1/2 in. apart (using the line tool on the left side menu). Some are dashed while others are solid and a bit thicker.

Once the lines were spaced apart evenly, I made sure that they fit nicely onto the 12 in. x 12 in. background design.  I then colored the lines green and used a blue sketch pen to draw the lines onto the cream colored paper.  After the lines were drawn, I cut out the design.

2. Cut out Chalkboard Letters

I created lines for the alphabet and made sure that they fit accordingly onto the 12 in. x 12 in. background design and then I cut them out of the chalkboard cardstock.

I used an 11 in. x 8.5 in. landscape mode in order to fit the letters onto the cardstock completely.  Some letter needed to be shifted around so that they could all fit (i.e. “k” and “v”).

 

3. Adhere Letters to Background

Once the letters were cut, I simply adhered them to the lined background paper that I created.

Tip: This is where that original screenshot of my project comes in handy for the placement of the letters.  You will want to use a ruler to line them up evenly before fully adhering them to the background page.  If you put them down and they’re not lined up, you risk ripping your paper when pulling them off.

 

Finished project is super fun (for kids of all ages!!)

The eraser that comes in the chalkboard kit is super handy, too.  It erases the chalkiness perfectly!!

 

I hope this cute little project has inspired you to use the Silhouette Chalkboard Cardstock or even the Chalkboard Vinyl for your projects!

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

fall in love again font

12x12 background shapes

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Premium Blade

sketch pen starter kit

Chalkboard Starter Kit

Chalkboard Cardstock

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1 comment

  1. I love this idea, Cari! My youngest could certainly use some lettering practice like this. 🙂

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