I'm sharing my first projects (good enough to post!) with the Silhouette Cameo that I finally learned how to use. It was surprisingly easy, and similar in concept to the Cricut Gypsy with the grouping and welding features. But, you can erase any section of line, draw your own cut lines, and of course use any font that's on your computer. I still can't get over how you can think of something, draw it on the software, and it gets cut out. Amazing.
Now before someone breaks into my house to rip this Damask Snowflake die out of my hands, I will assure you that it's the only card in this post to use it. Five cards in a couple days are quite enough for now! Still using the split die-cut idea from Papertrey.
It took all of ten minutes to design this card on the Silhouette. And now that I'm more familiar with the process, I'm sure another one would only take a couple minutes. I drew two rectangles, typed "MERRY" in the middle, resized it so they overlap, and welded everything together. Done!
This card and the next one are inspired by the Less Is More challenge to use glitz and glam.
For this glittery greeting I masked off the card and used spray adhesive on the letters. I could have kept this a one-layer card, but I chickened out and stamped the masked sentiment on another panel. The glitter made such a mess that I'd hate to do it all over again if something went wrong! I would have preferred to have a small, diagonal, red & white striped paper for the border, but I stuck with what I had on hand. It works fine.
Next up ... neon!! Love the colors. These papers are probably 10 years old from when I bought a huge variety pack at Target. Most of the years I've been using it as scrap paper to get rid of it, but now that neon is back it's become my good paper. And when I saw the fun challenge at Moxie Fab to use neon, that was just the motivation I needed to dust them off. Same cut file here, just added the neon holly berries with dimensional glaze. The shine goes well with neon.
The last card uses the scraps from the previous card (I'm thrifty with my paper!) The negative cut came in handy as a guide to glue the "in between" shapes of the letters. No Damask Snowflake on this card ... as beautiful as it is I wanted a more graphic pattern to go with the neon. This snowflake I cut while at my Mother-in-law's last month. She had a few new Cricut cartridges on her table that I couldn't resist, so I cut some designs hoping to use them later. This snowflake was a little big, so I extended the card base a tad. The screw in the middle is a brad ... liked the industrial look, and the Phillips markings actually look like a snowflake.
Here they all are, same cut file, slightly different looks.
I'm thinking this may be my Christmas card design this year. I always use a photo of the boys, so maybe I'll have that on the inside (keeping in mind to have the top of the photo be a solid-ish background.) What a relief that would be, such an easy card to mass-produce! Usually I assembly line 90 of them, and after the first day I end up getting a little cranky. No fun during the holidays : )
(ETA: here's a link to my 2012 Christmas card design, I ended up using this same template.)
Thanks for looking!
stamps: Studio G, Papertrey Ink Snowflake Flurries
dies: Silhouette Cameo with Bebas Neue font, Papertrey Ink Damask Snowflake
other: Martha Stewart Holly Leaf, Hole Punch, Screwdriver Brad, Martha Stewart Glitter, Bargain White Glitter