Saturday, March 26, 2011

More Silhouette cards

Can you tell I'm having fun with my new toy?? I ordered some of the Silhouette sewable interfacing so I am hoping to have a fabric craft done soon. I am also working on a quilt for a friend and will probably start posting a few pics of my progress (so she doesn't wonder what is up with her quilt).

Last week I wanted to try making a card using Silhouette's Studio software to cut from, but using an SVG file. So I picked out a design from the Lettering Delights Spring-a-ling set. I opened it in Inkscape, did a path/object to path (this seems to make it work better), and then saved as a dxf file. Then I opened it in Studio and went from there to resize. Then I made a shaped card base by doing an offset on the flowers and added a rectangle to the bottom. I duplicated the shape, mirrored it, aligned the two sides, and welded them to make the base. Then I cut all the pieces out with the Silhouette. I used Paper Trey Ink cardstock for the card base, Stampin' Up patterned paper for the flowerpot, Lasting Impressions and Stampin' Up patterned paper for the flowers, Bazzill cardstock for the stems and Stampin' Up cardstock for the flower centers. The gray on the bottom is Bazzill cardstock I cut in a strip (with my paper trimmer). I am loving the shaped cards and they're so easy to make in Make-the-Cut or Studio software.



On this next card, I wanted to try out the Silhouette's print and cut feature. So I found a graphic I liked from the Lettering Delights Harajuku Girls set and used the Studio software to print it and then cut it out with the Silhouette. My first try was about a millimeter off. I don't know what I did wrong but the second try was a success! I used Make-the-Cut to cut out the letters from a font called Mouseyer (I don't think the Studio software has the ability to load a font that isn't installed) and I also used it to cut the pink oval. Card base and oval are Stampin' Up cardstock. The letters and background paper are KI Memories patterned paper and the design is printed on and cut from Neenah Classic Crest cardstock. When I showed this to my 13 year old daughter, she got that look in her eye. I think she's already decided to give this to her teacher or one of her friends.



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10 comments:

Pam~ said...

Oh Gale, I can tell you are having LOTS of fun! These cards adorable! I have a Cricut but don't use it often ... great inspiration here!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Glad you are enjoying your new Silhouette. I love the flowers in the pot card.

Donna Heber said...

Gale,

These are so cute! I have never used a Silhouette or a Cricut. I guess I am missing out.

The Mama Monkey said...

I love your new toy! You know, I had no idea the silhouette could print and cut! Does it use a tricolor ink cartridge or does it have like 6 tanks? And did I hear they are coming out with one that will cut 12x12? I have a while until my I dies...but I am already on the hunt!

Jenn Embry said...

Such fun cards! I especially love the flower one. Of course that's probably just cuz it still feels like winter here and I am so ready for springtime, sunshine, and flowers.

Rhonda Langley said...

Love this card! You are putting this machine to good use!

~fairygirlmichelle~ said...

oh my having fun with you cutting system and making some great cards i see. :)

i so have to rebuy a pazzles or cricut again. yes i used to have a pazzles but it sat around for almost 3 years and used once to try out. so when i needed some $$ i sold it on craigslist.

KER said...

both are great

punknscrap said...

This card could have been made for you! Because you do, you amaze me with your skills on all things mechanical.

scrappinmominky said...

Great cards. Love the first one the most but all are awesome.

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