Friday, January 10, 2014

Let it Snow with the Cameo

Creating cards is certainly my true love but I have been playing a little with my new Silhouette Cameo & wanted to share my 1st project I made with it. My good friend Ruth Ann & I bought one at the same time & figure it’s more fun if we both had one of these to play with so we can share what we learn with each other. She made some beautiful Christmas bulbs using vinyl that I’m sure she will be posting soon. Can’t wait to see them & try using vinyl myself.

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This little lantern was sooooo easy to cut out with that great little machine. You can make it any size you want & next time I’ll make it large enough to put a battery candle inside. NEVER use a real candle as we all know paper & fire don’t play well together !!!

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It cuts & scores everything & all I did was lift it off the paper & fold it & glue the sides & top together. It even cut out the hole in the top & cuts a strip to use for the handle. I used metallic string so I could hang it on a tree … In the 1st bottom picture the only tree nearby was a grapefruit tree & since that wasn’t very Christmassy I dug out the Christmas decoration in the camper to hang mine from.

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I cut pieces of Vellum & glued them behind the cut outs so you could see the light shining thru.

Thanks for stopping by … I know it’s been a long dry spell since my last post but hopefully my MOJO has returned with the new year … I’ve missed my blog & missed doing what makes me happy. I told my husband if I got this machine I would actually be SAVING money because I would only have to buy single cuts that I needed. He just smiles cuz he loves me & knows it makes me happy.

Hugs, Janie