I should be shopping.  I should be cooking.  I should be wrapping.

I probably should be doing something else, but I’ve totally forgotten what that was.

But instead, I’m playing.

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I went to hang my wreaths and they just looked, well, like wreaths.

Nothing fantastic.  Not bad, but not fantastic.

 And let’s face it, sometimes you need a little fantastic in your life.

These wreaths have a lot of woodsy features, so I took that as my cue.

Now, here in Florida, our woods are filled with bobcats, panthers, wild boar, and if there is water you can even find a gator or 2.

Since none of those animals just scream ‘Christmas’ to me,  I went with an antlered deer.

I went to the Silhouette online store and found this beauty.

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Using the cut tool, I shaved off the parts that I didn’t want.

MM Deer Head cut tool

I sized it to fit my boards and then used the offset tool to do an internal offset.  Why?  Because I wanted it to be FANTASTIC.  Keep up.

MM Deer Head Offset info

With the offset dialed up to .o95″ you get a nice little outline edge.

MM Deer head ungroup button

I separated the images and cut the outer image from cardstock.  This made a stencil for my background paint.

The inner image was cut from scrapbook paper and modpodged onto the painted background which I painted with some MMSMP boxwood paint.

This color is just scrumptious and perfect for this wreath.

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Since I have 2 front doors, I needed a mirror image of this little deer.

MM deer head mirror image

There you have it!  Fantasticness at the front door (if I do say so myself).

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Reinvented Elf on a Shelf Book Cat-Shaped Ornament Stamped Christmas Towels M&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift 3D Holly Berry Ornament Deer Silhouette Mirror Silhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided Adhesive Winter Village Display Wood Grain Nativity DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree 2014 Christmas Card + Giveaway Gift Tags Chalkboard Vinyl Christmas Signs Personalized Christmas Ornament DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments DIY Nativity Candle Jar Sleeve Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway Christmas Countodwn Festive Advent Christmas Decor AND A Giveaway! All Hearts Go Home Luminarias Deer Silhouette Vinyl Wood Slice Ornaments Some People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) Ornament Personalized Pajamas with HTV 3D Reindeer Shield Decoration Trendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut Files Let It Snow Mitten Banner DIY Christmas Coasters Elf on the Shelf Wardrobe Simple Ornaments Stenciled Santa Sack Put on your Yamika! Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card DIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt Canvas Wall Art for the Holidays

1. Pineapples and Pinecones // 2. Simply Kelly Designs // 3. Architecture of a Mom // 4. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 5. Two Purple Couches // 6. Chicken Scratch NY // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. One Dog Woof // 9. Ginger Snap Crafts // 10. The Thinking Closet // 11. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 12. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body // 13. weekend craft // 14. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Living My Given Life // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. The Kim Six Fix // 19. Home At Eight // 20. Queen of Everything // 21. Tried & True // 22. McCall Manor // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It’s Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. Mama Sonshine // 30. Silhouette School // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Create & Babble // 33. Sowdering About // 34. Where The Smiles Have Been // 35. My Favorite Finds // 36. Lil’ Mrs. Tori // 37. Designed Decor

Silhouette Giveaway!


And I’ve saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one…but two winners! The prizes up for grabs?

First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle! $406.93 value.

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Designer Edition Software
  • Dust Cover
  • $25 Download Card
  • Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)

Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit! $219.98 value.

Pretty sweet, huh? We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list.

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link. Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 42 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 15th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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5 Responses to Deer Silhouette {made with Silhouette} and a Giveaway!

  1. Well… these two beauties are FANTASTIC! Well done!

    Pinning and sharing!

    I’ll be in touch for Silhouette how to’s every soon! 🙂
    ~ Ashley

  2. Melanie says:

    What a nice addition to a wreath!

  3. Ha ha, I should be shopping, cooking, and wrapping, too…but crafting is SO much more fun, isn’t it? Especially with a Silhouette machine at our fingertips! You are such an inspiration with this gorgeous deer embellishment for your Christmas wreath. I think our wreath needs a little added something-something now!

    So glad you joined our December Silhouette Challenge and Giveaway! Thanks for adding so much creativity into the mix.

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