Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Silhouette Tutorial - How to make any Silhouette Store File a Print and Cut

For this video I wanted to quickly walk you through an easy way to take those Silhouette Files that come in as just blank cut files and turn them into what the sample picture looks like.  For instance, I took this file

 And made it into this:

Based on the Echo Park Sample in the Store

Here is a video showing you my process:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Card 101 with the Silhouette - Card #5

Isn't this a super simple, but super cute card??  I just love how it turned out.  I made an insert for the inside to make writing, stamping, or adding a greeting easier to see.

This is the 5th card in our Silhouette 101 Christmas Card series.  It's pretty simple and focuses on using a simple element and making it into a fun shaped card.  The only item I bought from the Silhouette Store for this card was the front greeting by Echo Park.  If you go right now you can get this for $0.50 with their Holiday Store sale.  It also comes with two other super cute elements that could be made into similar cards using the same method described in my video below.

I hope you enjoyed this series and make lots of fun Christmas Cards for your friends and family.  I'd love to see what you make, leave me a comment and a link to your creation!

Here's a quick video tutorial showing you how to make this card.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Memory File Christmas Album with the SIlhouette

I've been MIA for awhile.  Last week I was taking two different classes.  The first was Mo'tography with Heidi Swapp and Jessica Sprague.  It was a class designed to teach you how to use various phone apps and your camera phone to create some awesome photos and hybrid projects.  So much fun!  The second class I was taking was the Heidi Swapp Memory Files Live class.  So much fun and so many possibilities.  I'll be posting those projects soon, but the kids are here for the weekend (both at the same time...never happens).  They are upstairs sound asleep this morning, so I thought I'd do a little prep work for a Christmas Album I have in mind.  Aren't these just the cutest folders ever?  I made them all with the Silhouette, some K & CO paper that I picked up at Target.  I cannot wait to put this together.  I'm going to use some ideas from the classes I took this week.

Besides the two amazing classes last week, I also had a super fun "secret project" I've been working on due.  I gave you a little sneak peak a few days ago.  I'll be posting those fun projects, too!  I need to finish up my Silhouette 101 Christmas Card Series as well.  I hope to be back to regular posting this coming week. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Color Shine by Heidi Swapp, the Silhouette and a Sunday Afternoon

I've been playing today!  I am currently taking the Memory Files Live class with Heidi Swapp.  We've been playing with Mini File Folders and I am in love!  I was thinking today that I could use Heidi's ColorMagic Paper, the Silhouette and make my own Mini File Folder.  Well Here it is... (SWOON).  I love, love, love it!

After the first success above, I thought I'd try some Color Resist Papers I had from the Old Artisian
 Collection by Pink Paislee.  LOVE IT!  The top one was misted with ColorShine in Mustard.  The bottom one was misted in Georgia Peach.  These are just the cutest size.  If you haven't taken any of Heidi's memory files class.... you must!  It's such a great concept.  I cannot wait to put these babies to work. 

PS:  For the ColorMagic Paper on the Silhouette I used the following settings
Blade Setting 5, thickness 33, and speed 5 (Double Cut). 

Silhouette Cameo Blade Settings

I made a printable pdf that you can print on 8-1/2 x 11 (landscape), cut it out and tape it right inside the lid of of your Silhouette Cameo for the blade settings for various materials.  I don't get credit for all this wonderful information.  I got the information from Doodling Debbie on the Silhouette Plus messageboard.  There is so much information over there, if you haven't already, sign up.  It's a great environment if you have questions, need inspiration and/or just want to share your creations.

 I just took her list and made it into something that would fit into my Cameo for easy access.  You can get the pdf here.  Isn't it fun to know that you CAN cut foam, Chipboard, Shrink Plastic!!   Have fun Ladies!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sneak Peak with Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic. Pink Paislee Shabby Sugarland and the Silhouette

I have been working on a special project. I have to admit that every aspect of this project has been out together, torn apart, redesigned multiple times. I have used a lot of Pink Paislee Sugarland and Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic on this project. More photos to come later.
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