Monday, January 16, 2012

Office Name Sign (cutesy)

I made this sign for "the office" to help personalize the cubicle as a birthday gift. I used my new Silhouette to cut it. I used Make the Cut except for the grass which is a Silhouette file. The cats are a dingbat font called Cats and Dogs.
I discovered something new on this project. One of the benefits of the Silhouette, I think, is that it can cut detail so much better. The problem with that is trying to glue those detailed things straight. GLAD Press 'n Seal is amazing at helping with this. I lined the words up on a lined base (paper, cutting mat or something similar) then placed a piece of the Press 'n Seal over the letters, pressing down and rubbing over each letter. Pay special attention to the dots of the "i"s. Flip the Press 'n Seal over, apply glue (I used Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue.) and then carefully flip back over and place on project. Give the glue some time to dry and then peal back the Press 'n Seal. This worked wonderfully! I had actually made marks at the center and a line under the words and then light marks on the base to line up with.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Night Owl Baby Plaque

I made this for a new baby at church. The only clue I had about the nursery was that it had a tree in it. But no other theme than that. So this is what I came up with. The verse is Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

The owls are Night Owls from  My Scrap Chick, the font used for Abigail is 2 Peas Mr. Giggles, I used Make the Cut to lay out the design and cut it out using my Cricut. You can't see it in the photo, but I ran the moon upside down, through the Zyron using the adhesive cartridge. I then covered it in ultra fine prisma glitter (aka dazzling diamonds.)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bling-y Thanks

Here's my second project using the new Silhouette. I designed it in the Silhouette Studio, which I am still figuring out.
The holly is from their website, but the Thanks is using one of my fonts. I decided to use vinyl on this to test detail cutting, and I figured it would be easier to stick down. I think it does a pretty nice job! I used glossy card stock and 3 stick on rhinestones from Michael's

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Latest Addition

I got a new addition for my craft room.
 "Her" name is Cami and I'm looking forward to lots of crafting with her. See how she shines! Oh wait, that's the glare from my light...crumb. I had already planned to add some personal touches to her with vinyl, I just hadn't decided what yet. I've enjoyed searching for just the right design on the Silhouette America website using my $10 gift card that came with the machine.

And then I found something I hadn't realized was included...a .studio file for the control pad. How cute and fun is this?
I love personalization...and when I can easily change it, it is even better!
And...No, I'm not giving up the Cricut yet. Dotty still has a home.
 Thanks to my sons, I even got a new cartridge for her (Nate's ABCs) that I've been wishing for all year.

Make the Cut now has a plug-in for the Silhouette Cameo, which was the deciding factor for me to get the new machine. I will try and do some tutorials with it soon!