Easy Gold Striped Monogram Ornament & Amazing Giveaway!

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I am super excited about today!! I have an amazing monogrammed gold striped Christmas ornament to share with you. I think it turned out to be a perfect gift for my daughter's teacher for the holidays! And if you've been following Architecture of a Mom for a while, you know that occasionally I team up with a whole lot of other bloggers and share our love for the Silhouette cutting machine and make awesome themed projects. You also may remember that we try to have at least one major giveaway every year during the holidays! Keep reading, you're going to love, love, love my ornament, love all the other amazing projects, and you have a chance to win not one, but 3 different Silhouette projects!!

But first, let's talk about how to make this easy ornament!

Here's what you'll need:
Glass oval ornament (you can find these at your local craft store)
Gold adhesive vinyl
Silhouette scraper, spatula, and hook tools

Transfer tape or clear contact paper
Computer and Silhouette Portrait or Cameo

First, you need to create your design. Find a frame that will fit your ornament. In Silhouette Design Studio (their design program), I used one that comes free in the stamping kit.

Find the letter and the font that you need. I used an S in Lobster 1.4. Select the letter and offset it so there is an outline. 

Then I drew a horizontal line and used the replicate tool to get them equally spaced. Then, depending on your frame's complexity, you may need to release the compound path and then use the slice and weld tools to make your stripes. This was really a trial and error process for me. This was the almost completed design.

I say almost completed because I realized that the hole on my ornament was a little lower and not centered so I had to recut my vinyl.

Once the vinyl was cut, I weeded the design and used clear contact paper to transfer my design onto the ornament.

I used the scraper tool to smooth out any bubbles. And so there you have it: an easy Christmas gift or Christmas decor for your own tree!

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!

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Silhouette Giveaway

And I’ve saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one, not two…but three winners! The prizes up for grabs?
Sweet, huh? 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 36 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter! {This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 21st 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.} a Rafflecopter giveaway

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