Banners, Buckets, and Creative Market

Raise your hand if you’re always looking for fun new digital designs you can use!  
Ooh, ooh, me, ME!  
I’m constantly searching for graphics that would be perfect for all kinds of projects…things for the blog like buttons and headers, printed things like business cards and party invitations, and of course, things I can use with Cammie {my beloved Silhouette Cameo} to make goodness-knows-what!
So, when I found out about {and had the opportunity to review} a site called Creative Market where there’s an abundance of all kinds of digital files for sale, I was intrigued.  In fact, I was even a bit overwhelmed {in a good way} because there’s just so. much. to see!  There are files and templates for everything from invitations/announcements to blog elements like social media icons to clip art you can use in any way you like…including with a cutting machine, of course!  I finally narrowed it down and chose a favorite, and I wanted to share with you the first project I made with my new files!

- plain metal bucket {mine was from the $1 section at Target}
- adhesive vinyl
- Silhouette or other cutting machine/software 
Kiss Kiss Clipart: LaRue & Company

Here’s a peek at all the goodies that came with my first download…ooooh!  I’m loving it!  The labels, the banners, the hearts, and those arrows!  At first I wanted to use the arrows for my project, but I was afraid they wouldn’t cut out well because of how very thing they are in places.  So, I opted for the banners instead!
Step 1: I opened the banner file in my Silhouette Studio.

Step 2: I opened the trace window and traced the outer edge so Cammie would know what to cut.  Then, I moved the original off the page, adjusted my settings to vinyl, and cut!

I repeated this for each of the banners I wanted, cutting them from the different colors of vinyl I had.

Step 3: For the words “create,” “share,” and “inspire,” I simply chose a font I like, typed them, and cut them as usual.  However, I really wanted the “love” that came with the Kiss Kiss set.  I opened it just like I did with the banners and traced it, but I also did an extra step and welded it so that the cursive letters would all be connected.
Step 4: Once everything was cut, all I had to do was peel and stick my vinyl wherever I wanted!  I used transfer tape to help with the words so they’d be straight and evenly spaced.

Ta-da!  Now my washi tape has a new home, and not only is it fun, it reminds me of what One Artsy Mama is all about every time I see it!

I actually liked the look so much that I redid my header to incorporate the banners, which you may have noticed in the last few days!  I love that I can use the files digitally or cut them out and use them anywhere I like!

Here are some of the other things I’m currently eyeing up at Creative Market:

Pink Pueblo – How cute are those party birds and the sea animals?!  And I think I *need* those frames!!

FishScrapsMustaches!!  Need I say more?

LaRue & CompanyWashi Tape…how fun!  And these arrows?  Aah!

Cuteness overload!  What are your favorites?

Hugs & Glitter,
Disclosure: I received free product, which I used in the above tutorial.  However, all opinions about the site and product are my own.
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7 comments on Banners, Buckets, and Creative Market

  1. Tawna Thompson
    May 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM (2 years ago)

    So cute! Love that you put your new banners on your bucket. Looks awesome!

  2. megan
    May 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM (2 years ago)

    I LOVE how this turned out!! I think I’ll keep my eye out at Target the next time I go. I need some bins to organize crafty things too!! :)

  3. Nancy Bandzuch
    May 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM (2 years ago)

    So cool. You make it very hard to live without a silhouette!

  4. Designed Decor
    May 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM (2 years ago)

    I am loving this! So cute and simple!

  5. Eva Scott
    May 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM (2 years ago)

    always love to find new digital websites. thanks!!


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