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Winter Village Display

by | DIY, Home, Paper, Winter

Winter village display |

After months of missing the festivities, I’m super excited to be participating in December’s Silhouette Challenge, and even more excited to be part of a fantabulous giveaway with my fellow Silhouette wonder bloggers!  So, lots going on in today’s post.  I’m sharing my winter village display, and there’s 36 other Silhouette projects to ogle over, and THEN there’s 2 chances to win a Silhouette machine! Ready ready ready?

Winter village display |

I’m admittedly a bit slow on my Christmas stuff this year. We just got a tree, but haven’t gotten around to decorating it yet.  I made a paper chain, but then decided to go in a different direction with the decor.  So this little winter village is the first real bit of Christmas that I’ve put together.

Beautiful winter village display!  Made with Silhouette Cameo |

These 3D mini houses were the first things I bought from the Silhouette store when I first got my machine but I had been scared to try them until I got some basic projects under my belt.  After all that anxiety, these houses were time-consuming but otherwise, not too terribly difficult.

Love these darling houses in this winter village display!  Houses cut with Silhouette Cameo |

I’m just glad I didn’t design them, ok?  I mean, whoo, the design is absolutely amazing.  The detail on the trees, and the buildings themselves.  Definitely worth the buy, especially while on sale.

I opened all of the designs in Silhouette Studio, ungrouped all the different pieces, and fit the ones I wanted onto letter sized white cardstock.  Just make sure that pieces belonging to the same structure are cut together – the church has a building, a steeple and a roof.  Make sure you try different cut settings because the windows (masses and masses of them!) are incredibly frustrating to weed out if they aren’t cut cleanly.

Winter village display |

Winter village display |

Still, all worth it!  Totally cute, and makes me miss the New England winter.  For clarification, by “New England winter”, I don’t mean the snow, the slush, the ice, the numbing cold and the fact that it lasts 6 months.  I mean the classy colonials and cape cod cottages with the fresh greens hung for the holidays, candles in the windows, small Americana villages, fairy forest walks with light fluffy snow perched delicately on branches, and enjoying it all from the comfort of your home sitting in front of a roaring wood fire with some hot apple cider from the local orchard.  Get what I mean?

Winter village display |

Can you tell I haven’t quite adjusted to California yet?  Although, I did enjoy the 70 degree weather today, just sayin’.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects holiday projects today, so hop around and enjoy!

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 DIY Christmas Coasters 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 Deer Silhouette 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. Mama Sonshine // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It’s Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. McCall Manor // 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 as awesome as my display is, I’ve saved the best for last. In partnership with Silhouette America, the Silhouette Challenge participants are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one…but two winners! The prizes up for grabs?

Silhouette Challenge giveaway

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, right? 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 the 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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  1. Peter Shimming

    Another awesome art I’ve seen on internet and I think it took a lot of effort to build up this card board house

  2. 192.168.l.l

    Thanks for your valuable information and insights.

  3. anjalisharma

    Thank you for excellent article.Great information for new guy like me

  4. InstaFinsta

    Wow! you are so much creative and talented.


    Love your Post. It was so useful and Informative. Keep the Same Work.


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